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Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process

Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process




Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process




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Episode 112: R. S. Mellette

An hour-long chat with R.S. Mellette, author of the Billy Bobble middle-grade science fiction novels and the new YA science fiction novel Kiya and the Morian Treasure, and writer of the first web-to-television intellectual property, “The Xena Scrolls,” for Universal Studio’s Xena: Warrior Princess. Facebook@MelletteRS Twitter@RSMellette R.S. Mellette’s Amazon Page The Introduction R.S. Mellette, originally … Continue reading "Episode 112: R. S. Mellette" Source


Episode 111: Jean-Louis Trudel

An hour-plus conversation with Jean-Louis Trudel, author of twenty-nine books in French for both young adults and adults, more than a hundred short stories in French and English, and one-half with Yves Meynard of the nom de plume Laurent McAllister. Facebook@jeanlouis.trudel.3 Jean Louis Trudel’s Books on Goodreads The Introduction Jean-Louis Trudel is the author … Continue reading "Episode 111: Jean-Louis Trudel" Source


Episode 110: David Boop

An hour-plus chat with author, editor, screenwriter, and award-winning essayist David Boop. Facebook@dboop.updates Twitter@david-boop David Boop’s Amazon Page David Boop is a Denver-based speculative fiction author and editor. He’s also an award-winning essayist and screenwriter. Before turning to fiction, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. As Editor-in-Chief at, David’s team … Continue reading "Episode...


Episode 109: James Van Pelt

An hour-long chat with award-winning science fiction and fantasy short-story writer and novelist James Van Pelt. Facebook@james.vanpelt.14 James Van Pelt’s Amazon Page The Introduction James Van Pelt is a former high school English teacher who is now a full-time science fiction, fantasy and horror writer (among other things). His short stories have appeared in … Continue reading "Episode 109: James Van Pelt" Source


Episode 108: Roy M. Griffis

An hour-long conversation with award-winning writer Roy M. Griffis, author of historical, alternate-history, and the humorous Cthulhu, Amalgmated fantasy cycle, as well as poetry, plays, and screenplays. Facebook Roy M. Griffis’s Amazon Page The Introduction Roy “Griff” Griffis calls himself a “Storyteller” for a lot of reasons. He decided to be a writer when … Continue reading "Episode 108: Roy M. Griffis" Source


Episode 107: Sherrilyn Kenyon

An hour’s chat with New York Times #1 and internationally bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of numerous popular series, with more than 70 million books in print worldwide. Facebook@MySherrilyn YouTube@DarkHunterSeries Twitter@mysherrilyn Pinterest@sherrilynkenyon Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Amazon Page The Introduction Defying all odds is what #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn McQueen writing as Sherrilyn … Continue reading "Episode...


Episode 106: Richard Paolinelli

An hour-long chat with award-winning science fiction and fantasy novelist and short-story writer, publisher, and podcaster Richard Paolinelli. Facebook@scifiscribe Richard Paolinelli’s Amazon Page The Introduction Richard Paolinelli began his writing journey as a freelance writer in 1984 and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of … Continue reading "Episode 106: Richard Paolinelli" Source


Episode 105: Marshall Ryan Maresca

An hour-long conversation with fantasy and science-fiction writer Marshall Ryan Maresca, author of the Maradaine Saga : four braided series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. Twitter@marshallmaresca Instagram@mrmaresca Marshall Ryan Maresca’s Amazon Page The Introduction Marshall Ryan Maresca is a fantasy and science-fiction writer, author of … Continue reading "Episode 105: Marshall Ryan Maresca" Source


Episode 104: Gail Z. Martin

An hour-long conversation with Gail Z. Martin, prolific author of urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk, and more. Twitter@GailZMartin Facebook@WinterKingdoms YouTube@GhostWriter45 Gail Z. Martin’s Amazon Page Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities … Continue reading "Episode 104: Gail Z. Martin" Source


Episode 103: Simon Rose

An hour-plus chat with Simon Rose, author of eighteen middle-grade novels, including the Flashback series, the Shadowzone series, and the Stone of the Seer series, plus eight writers’ guides and more than 100 nonfiction books. Twitter@SimonRoseAuthor Instagram@sorcerorsletterbox YouTube Channel Simon Rose’s Amazon Page Simon Rose graduated from university with a degree in history and … Continue reading "Episode 103: Simon Rose" Source


Episode 102: Edward M. Lerner

An hour-long conversation with Edward M. Lerner, Canopus Award-winning and Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo Award-nominated author of space opera, near-future technothrillers, and non-fiction. Facebook@EdwardMLerner Edward M. Lerner’s Amazon Page The Introduction Edward M. Lerner worked in high tech and aerospace for thirty years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of … Continue reading "Episode 102: Edward M. Lerner" Source


Episode 101: Sarah A. Hoyt

An hour-and-a-half interview with Sarah A. Hoyt, Prometheus- and Dragon Award-winning author of more than 30 novels of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. Facebook@sarah.a.hoyt Twitter@SarahAHoyt Sarah A. Hoyt’s Amazon Page The Introduction Sarah A. Hoyt was born in Portugal and raised her family in Colorado. In between, she has held some improbable … Continue reading "Episode 101: Sarah A. Hoyt" Source


Episode 100: Michaelbrent Collings

An hour-long chat with Michaelbrent Collings, internationally bestselling author of thriller, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, romance, humor, young adult, and middle grade works. Facebook@MichaelbrentCollings Twitter@mbcollings YouTube@michaelbrentcollingsauthor Michaelbrent Collings’s Amazon Page The Introduction While he is best known for horror (and is one of the most successful indie horror authors in the world), Michaelbrent Collings … Continue reading...


Episode 99: Mark Leslie Lefebvre

An hour-long chat with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, author of the Canadian Werewolf Series as well as many non-fiction books drawing on his quarter century of experience in writing, publishing, and bookselling. Twitter@MarkLeslie Facebook@MarkLeslieAuthor Instagram@markleslielefebvre YouTube@markleslielefebvre Mark Leslie Lafebvre’s Amazon Page The Introduction Although he is still afraid of the monster under the bed, Mark … Continue reading "Episode 99: Mark Leslie...


Episode 98: James Kennedy

An hour-plus chat with James Kennedy, author of the speculative thriller Dare to Know and the YA fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish, and founder of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Twitter@iamjameskennedy Facebook@james.kennedy.942 Instagram@theonlyjameskennedy James Kennedy’s Amazon Page James Kennedy is the author of the speculative thriller Dare to Know, which the Guardian praised as “a … Continue reading "Episode 98: James Kennedy" Source


Episode 97: Mercedes Lackey

An interview with Mercedes Lackey, prolific author of science fiction and fantasy, recently named the 38th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Twitter@mercedeslackey Facebook@mercedeslackey Mercedes Lackey’s Amazon Page The Introduction Mercedes Lackey, recently named the 38th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction … Continue reading "Episode 97: Mercedes Lackey" Source


Episode 96: Brendan Wilson

An hour-long interview with Brendan Wilson, former Army ranger and paratrooper and NATO defense planner and diplomat, master martial artist, and author of The Achilles Battle Fleet, Book 1 in the Mei Ling Lee Trilogy. Facebook@brendanwilsonwrites Instagram@brendanwilsonwrites Brendan Wilson’s Amazon Page The Introduction Following 25 years of military service as a US Army ranger … Continue reading "Episode 96: Brendan Wilson" Source


Episode 95: Noah Lemelson

A long conversation with Noah Lemelson, author of the dieselpunk fantasy novel The Sightless City (Tiny Fox Press) and assorted short stories of the weird and fantastic. Twitter@NoahLemelson Facebook@NoahLemlesonAuthor Noah Lemelson’s Amazon Page The Introduction ​A short-story writer and novelist based in Los Angeles, Noah Lemelson writes science fiction, fantasy, surreal horror, “insert-adjective-here”-punk and … Continue reading "Episode 95: Noah...


Episode 94: Garon Whited

An hour-long conversation with Garon Whited, author of (among many other things) the popular Nightlord series, about his creative process. Twitter@garonwhited Facebook@author.garon.whited Instagram@garonwhited Garon Whited’s Amazon Page The Introduction: Garon Whited was born in Kansas in 1969 or 1970; the original birth certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not agree. After following … Continue reading "Episode 94: Garon Whited" Source


Episode 93: Lavie Tidhar

An hour-long conversation with Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, Campbell Award, and Neukom Prize-winning author, speaker, and book columnist for the Washington Post, about his creative process, with a focus on his new novel The Escapement (Tachyon Publications). Twitter@LavieTidhar Facebook@lavietidhar Lavie Tidhar’s Amazon Page The Introduction Lavie Tidhar is the World … Continue reading "Episode 93: Lavie Tidhar" Source