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Life of Fiction

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Kidnapped from Earth, Wendell is given the legendary power of the Hero. There’s just one problem. …they gave it to the wrong guy. Life of Fiction is a podcast for teens, focusing on the world phenomenon WantedHero.com and answering reader questions. Hosted by Author/Father/Storyteller Jaime Buckley, co-hosts include award winning gnome historian, Höbin Luckyfeller, and his colleague, gnome zoologist Finley Greenhopper. Together they'll discuss the history, lore, magic and mysteries of this epic fantasy world. Created for fans of Chronicles of a Hero, our content focuses on teens, lovers of fantasy, and those with creative imaginations. We'll discuss the seemingly fictional life of the author, his unconventional path to publication,..then take a deeper look into the mind and heart of a man who, more than anything else, believes “You are MORE than you THINK you are!” Stories of Wendell P. Dipmier have won laughter and cheers from teens and YA readers in 60 countries since 2005. If you enjoy stories like Harry Potter, Tiffany Aching, Percy Jackson, or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love the humorous, original epic fantasy series Chronicles of a Hero--packed with magic, mystery, and sharp kicks to the funny bone. If you would like to submit questions to be answered on this podcast, you can email them to hello@lifeoffiction.com. Please include your city and country when submitting. Support us!

Kidnapped from Earth, Wendell is given the legendary power of the Hero. There’s just one problem. …they gave it to the wrong guy. Life of Fiction is a podcast for teens, focusing on the world phenomenon WantedHero.com and answering reader questions. Hosted by Author/Father/Storyteller Jaime Buckley, co-hosts include award winning gnome historian, Höbin Luckyfeller, and his colleague, gnome zoologist Finley Greenhopper. Together they'll discuss the history, lore, magic and mysteries of this epic fantasy world. Created for fans of Chronicles of a Hero, our content focuses on teens, lovers of fantasy, and those with creative imaginations. We'll discuss the seemingly fictional life of the author, his unconventional path to publication,..then take a deeper look into the mind and heart of a man who, more than anything else, believes “You are MORE than you THINK you are!” Stories of Wendell P. Dipmier have won laughter and cheers from teens and YA readers in 60 countries since 2005. If you enjoy stories like Harry Potter, Tiffany Aching, Percy Jackson, or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love the humorous, original epic fantasy series Chronicles of a Hero--packed with magic, mystery, and sharp kicks to the funny bone. If you would like to submit questions to be answered on this podcast, you can email them to hello@lifeoffiction.com. Please include your city and country when submitting. Support us!

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Kidnapped from Earth, Wendell is given the legendary power of the Hero. There’s just one problem. …they gave it to the wrong guy. Life of Fiction is a podcast for teens, focusing on the world phenomenon WantedHero.com and answering reader questions. Hosted by Author/Father/Storyteller Jaime Buckley, co-hosts include award winning gnome historian, Höbin Luckyfeller, and his colleague, gnome zoologist Finley Greenhopper. Together they'll discuss the history, lore, magic and mysteries of this epic fantasy world. Created for fans of Chronicles of a Hero, our content focuses on teens, lovers of fantasy, and those with creative imaginations. We'll discuss the seemingly fictional life of the author, his unconventional path to publication,..then take a deeper look into the mind and heart of a man who, more than anything else, believes “You are MORE than you THINK you are!” Stories of Wendell P. Dipmier have won laughter and cheers from teens and YA readers in 60 countries since 2005. If you enjoy stories like Harry Potter, Tiffany Aching, Percy Jackson, or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love the humorous, original epic fantasy series Chronicles of a Hero--packed with magic, mystery, and sharp kicks to the funny bone. If you would like to submit questions to be answered on this podcast, you can email them to hello@lifeoffiction.com. Please include your city and country when submitting. Support us!

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English


Episodes

S1E5 When a teen messes up this podcast by being awesome

11/24/2021
Well, my son Simon and I were able to take part in the American Fork Indie Author Day last Saturday. It was very enjoyable and I must say, insightful in many respects. Though the library didn't have as many teens show up as I'd hoped, my true intent was to be there, have a new experience, and mix with 'my people'. Yes, I wanted to meet readers of Chronicles of a Hero, which I did--and thank you for traveling so far to see me, you beautiful people--but I hoped to learn something new. I...

Duration:00:51:34

S1E4 A teen from Russia asks Why Wendell?

11/17/2021
Finally got the popper working so I could communicate with Höbin. Wouldn't you know it--the problem was solved by something as simple as a little blue button? Gnomes. Anyway--we received a questions from one of our new readers from Russia, who was curious about Wendell. Höbin goes to the WantedHero.com database he's been building for the initial part if the answer, and I share the reasoning behind our heroes creation. Support us!

Duration:00:20:20

S1E3 The Smartest Gnome You'll Ever Meet

11/10/2021
Due to some medical concerns, I volunteered to take over for Jaime today. I thought it wise for us to have a little time alone--get a few things out in the open, so we have a clear understanding. Oh, don't worry--you're not in trouble, I just want to have a word with you. Clarify anything that may have been befuddled by Jaime in the previous podcasts. - Höbin Support us!

Duration:00:13:40

S1E2 What Are Teens Worth Today?

11/3/2021
I'm having to contact tech support for the popper. Much as I try, I just can't figure out how this thing is supposed to be configured--and I'm not a tetchy person. Honestly, I think Ruby (my 2 yr old) got in there and started flicking switches--so it's still going to take some time to connect with Höbin. GOOD news, is that we will cover two questions at the same time today. NEWS: I will be traveling to do a book signing at the American Fork Library in Utah on November 20th, from 10am-2pm...

Duration:00:34:15

S1E1 A Personal Introduction

10/27/2021
This podcast has been so long in the making--and after Mahan messing about with me in the last 72 hours, he's pushed me too far this time. I'm starting the show, ready or not, perfect or not--with the right tools or not, and I'm going to explain why. This is an exciting moment for all of us at WantedHero, and many kind and dear people have assisted us in helping us get to this point, so we're not going to waste another moment! Hope you enjoy the introduction--and if you do, please tell a...

Duration:00:32:51

2021 Trailer

10/23/2021
After pondering on this project for nearly eight years, Life of Fiction is coming to life. Author and creator of Wanted Hero, Jaime Buckley, will be taking you on an adventure into his mind. Oh, don't be afraid--it's all about the fantastical world he's created just for teens. You'll get to meet people like Höbin Luckyfeller, the famous gnome historian, and Finley Greenhopper, the prodigy zoologist, as well as a score of other characters...as soon as Jaime can convince them to come on the...

Duration:00:01:49

Fungal Horror

9/30/2021
This was not what I was expecting for my first interview, but here it is. During my personal tour of H1-C-FIN101 (a.k.a. PINWHEEL), armed with my cheap portable recorder, I was shoved into a decontamination chamber to avoid being assimilated by a walking, human-sized fungal parasite, chasing Finley and I. Under the hum of the air ventilation systems, I try to ask what questions I can think of. I was actually here to talk with Finley about the classifications of dragons he'd discovered--but...

Duration:00:19:43

The TEST: BLOOPERS

9/30/2021
This is why most gnomes have an office away from home. *sigh* Support us!

Duration:00:03:15

The TEST

9/30/2021
As our comics became more popular, the staff wanted to do a comparison in public, to see what the population in Clockworks City truly thought. So we set up a test, out on a busy street, and asked citizens to participate. We were delighted by the overwhelming results in favor of Wanted Hero. Support us!

Duration:00:02:15

POOKIE: Our very first commercial (2005)

9/30/2021
When we sat down with our gnome staff, we wanted to come up with a unique way of telling people about the eComics. ...then someone mentioned they had a pet gator, named Pookie. Support us!

Duration:00:01:13

Doctor's perscription of Wanted Hero

9/30/2021
Howard was suffering from severe anxiety and depression, which nearly killed him. Luckily his loving wife got Howard to the doctor in time. Support us!

Duration:00:01:33

A commercial with Dr. Deborah Harper

9/30/2021
We used to work with a brilliant gnome scientist, a Dr. Deborah Harper, who wanted to warn parents about how they can help their children avoid some of life's rougher circumstances. This is the studio session we did with Dr. Harper...which saved thousands of gnome lives. Support us!

Duration:00:01:40

Rappin it Up #2: Dax and Evan

8/30/2021
Today I'm bringing you the second show I did with my oldest daughter in 2005 called 'Rappin' it Up' with Ditto and Cosmo, which was based on my original comic book series. Listening to this brought back memories of working at home, doing hundreds of takes to get the show right and also reminded me that working with youth isn't always easy...but always worth it. Today's show has another custom commercial and then at the end of this episode, bloopers were included from the whole process. It...

Duration:00:24:53

Rappin it Up #1: Cryo64

8/23/2021
The audio is a little worn, as electronic files get...when not re-saved over time, but they still sound pretty good. This show "Rappin' it Up" was my 14 yer old daughters idea. She gets all the credit here, and it was a brilliant idea: interview the comic book characters from WantedHero.com. She knew that kids loved shows from other kids and she was spot on...the very next morning, less than 12 hours later, we had fan mail and she was an instant hit. Unfortunately we only made two of these...

Duration:00:08:54

MUSIC: Mourning As One

5/7/2021
Kneeling in silence, each Iskäri placed their hands upon the shoulders of those in front of them, creating a web of arms and bowed heads, every one reaching into the center towards Caleb and Moira. Each whispered prayers for the last of a family line, offering up all the love and strength of their people. They wept as one. --from Prelude to a Hero, Chapter 8: VALLEN Support us!

Duration:00:06:15

MUSIC: Chuck

5/7/2021
“You’re going in too?” The wizard nodded. “They sent notice to me as soon as you arrived.” Tapping his legs, “Don’t move as fast as I used to.” Nodding feebly, Wendell sat back down. “You look like me.” Chuck choked on the smoke from his pipe and started coughing. “I what?” He gave Dax an odd look, “I don’t look that bad….do I?” “You’re not blue, I mean,” Wendell clarified and then gave Dax a leery sideways glance, “…or green, like him.” “Oh, yeah,” the wizard nodded. “Pinkie. That’s...

Duration:00:02:04

MUSIC: Harvest Time

5/6/2021
Wendell caught on quickly, uncharacteristically adept to the steady rhythm of moving from tree to tree. Before long, he was quickly filling box after box, sliding them to the path to be picked up by the next crew. “Looks like we have a cutter among us!” cried one of the younger boys. “We’ll see about that!” replied another, picking up his pace. “Now don’t go cutting yourself, Bram,” Kyliene chimed, “just because you want to be the fastest.” “But I AM the fastest,” Bram chided back,...

Duration:00:02:38

MUSIC: Kyliene

5/6/2021
Wow. He wasn’t used to attention from girls. Why won’t she stop staring? Wendell smiled back, his face flushing. Do I have food on my face? He got up, turning a bit to the side so that he could swipe a hand across his mouth. Probably have fruit stains on my lips! Kyliene watched him, still smiling without a word, which…didn’t bother Wendell as much as he thought it would. She’s adorable! The soft bouncing black curls reminded him of a playful puppy and he had to resist the urge to scoop...

Duration:00:04:01

MUSIC: Ish Krothi Umballa

5/6/2021
Waiting desperately, Shea held his breath. Why is he not reacting? The High Elder concentrated with a lifetime of practiced skill to clear all thoughts from his consciousness. He knew why the creature had come. The snake lingered, tasting the air, waiting for some weakness to snatch—something that would betray the Hero’s location. The moments stretched past. Then minutes. Exploding with repressed uncertainty, Shea thrust his hands through the sleeves of his robe and commanded,...

Duration:00:02:01

MUSIC: Sanctuary

5/6/2021
High above the world of Elämä, are two moons, sliding across the sky in peace and silence. The second, or smaller moon, Iskäri-Käläm...is home to the 'desert flower' known as Erimuri, commonly called Sanctuary. It is here where Wendell was originally brought, to accept the mantle of the Ithari. Have you ever wondered what Wendell experienced when he ventured out into the alien community for the very first time? Support us!

Duration:00:21:57