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Interview with Ed McDonald

10/10/2017
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We’re joined by Ed McDonald, author of the Grimdark fantasy debut BLACKWING! Ed Skypes in from his hometown of London to chat about the new novel and what creepy monsters and Grimdark elements readers will find within its pages. We chat about the significant six figure deals Ed received after rights were auctioned to publish the gritty trilogy. Plenty of writing discussion as well as we hit on what to consider when writing realistic weapons that makes sense, and why maybe debuting with a...

Duration: 00:57:11


The 100th-ish Episode

10/1/2017
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We celebrate the 100th-ish Episode of The Grim Tidings Podcast! Rob and Phil look back on two years and 100 episodes of podcast magic, give some updates on past guests of the show, present the first ever Grimmie Awards, as well as the first ever 30-Second Geek-Out with host Rob Matheny! Thanks to this week’s sponsors: DEMON FREAKS by J.R.R.R. Jim Hardison ARCHIVOS story software, online at Archivos.Digital!

Duration: 00:40:22


Author Thunderdome 2 - Phipps V Hayes

9/24/2017
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We’re back with another exciting edition of Author Thunderdome! In one corner representing the US-of-A, it’s multi-genre author, blogger, and reviewer C.T. Phipps, known for such titles as Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer’s Star, The Rules of Supervillainy, and Straight Outta Fangton (not to mention a sweet elbow-drop from the top rope). His opponent, hailing from the U.K. and wearing the (rather snug) Union Jack singlet, it’s Rob J. Hayes, author of multiple fantasy series’ including The Ties...

Duration: 01:00:52


LANDFALL Kickstarter with Omnicide Publishing

9/1/2017
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We’re joined by the team at Omincide Publishing to talk about the forthcoming occult grimdark serial fiction anthology LANDFALL! Our panel of guests include Adrian Collins, Jinx Strange, Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall, Michael R. Fletcher, and Angela Meadon! Listen to find out how this unique serial fiction project came together, what awesome authors, artists, and worldbuilders will be a part of the series, get all the details of the Kickstarter including stetch goals and add-ons, and...

Duration: 00:34:34


Interview with Anna Smith Spark Part II

8/22/2017
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In part II of our conversation with Anna Smith Spark, author of the Grimdark fantasy debut THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES, we conclude our chat by talking literary influences and what sort of fiction is too extreme for the Queen of Grimdark; we delve into Anna’s past as a goth and what her favorite pair of shoes look like (hint: they’re covered in spikes); we’ll talk about Anna’s struggle with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Aspurger’s Syndrome, and what advice she has for creatives who struggle with...

Duration: 00:57:23


Interview with Anna Smith Spark Part I

8/15/2017
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In part one of this queen-sized two part episode, Rob and Phil are joined by debut Grimdark fantasy author Dr. Anna Smith Spark! Anna is the author of the new novel THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES, book one of the Empires of Dust Trilogy. It’s clear that 2017 has been a big year for Grimdark, and Anna stops by to talk about her ultra-violent and dark fantasy debut and the pressures of being a new author, and being the queen of Grimdark, we get her thoughts on the ever-evolving sub-genre and...

Duration: 01:00:56


Completing the Series with Sebastien De Castell

7/21/2017
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Rob and Phil are joined once again by Canadian author and Celtic Whistle extraordinaire Sebastien De Castell! During our chat we talk about TYRANT’S THRONE, the fourth and final volume of The Greatcoats Quartet, the challenges of completing the wildly popular series, what it was like working with editor Jo Fletcher, we’ll see if there’s any more stories to be told in the Greatcoats universe, we’ll cover the global release for Sebastien’s new fantasy YA series SPELLSLINGER, and a super...

Duration: 01:13:48


Grim Panel: SPFBO 2016

6/29/2017
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It’s the Grim Tidings Podcast Grim Panel: SPFBO 2016! What happens when top book bloggers read and review the best self-published fantasy novels of the year? It’s the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, an annual contest hosted by author Mark Lawrence. Hundreds of books and manuscripts were read and reviewed, and we’re joined by the top 3 finalists, Jonathan French, Phil Tucker, and Dyrk Ashton. We’re also joined by Laura M. Hughes, a blogger and reviewer for Fantasy Faction. We discuss what...

Duration: 01:09:07


The Malice with Peter Newman

6/23/2017
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In this episode we check in with author Peter Newman! Pete drops by for a civilized chat about his latest novel THE MALICE, sequel to Gemmell Award winning fantasy debut THE VAGRANT! We talk short stories, the latest Tea & Jeopardy news, a sneak preview of his newest series titled THE DEATHLESS, and a round of The Best of Newman! We had a couple technical issues when we recorded the episode a few months back, but thankfully we were able to salvage the audio! Be sure to check out Peter...

Duration: 00:46:40


Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

6/9/2017
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One of our favorite grimdark authors returns to the show! Michael R. Fletcher is back to discuss THE MIRROR’S TRUTH (which just so happened to win the 2016 r/Fantasy Stabby award for best self-published novel)! We check in with Mike about the latest happenings in the Manifest Delusions universe and what readers can expect from the BEYOND REDEMPTION sequel, we’ll talk about forthcoming short fiction set in the same story universe, the steps Mike took early in his writing career to make sure...

Duration: 00:39:23


The Writer’s Pit - Ben Galley

6/6/2017
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In this episode Rob and Phil step into The Writer’s Pit with author and self-publishing consultant Ben Galley! We talk about Ben’s latest dark fantasy novel THE HEART OF STONE, the challenges of writing a standalone novel versus a sprawling multivolume series, the trend in fantasy of linking multiple series together in the same universe, creating an eye grabbing cover, when an author should consider hiring a consultant, how Ben made the transition from a professional musician to a...

Duration: 00:53:12


Talking Babel with Josiah Bancroft

5/9/2017
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We’re joined by Josiah Bancroft, author of the Books of Babel series, including SENLIN ASCENDS and THE ARM OF THE SPHINX. In the world of self-publishing, word of mouth can make a huge impact on books popularity, and Bancroft’s fantasy/steampunk series has garnered the praise of authors and readers alike. During our chat we talk about the darker elements readers will find in the novels, the increasing complexity of crafting a fantasy series, how Josiah’s poetry background influenced his...

Duration: 00:42:07


Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf and Mark Gottlieb

4/17/2017
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We’re celebrating the long awaited release of the epic fantasy novel THE DRAGON’S LEGACY - we’ve not only brought the author, past guest Deborah A. Wolf, but we also brought along her agent, past guest Mark Gottlieb! During our conversation we talk about what both Deb and Mark have been up to gearing up for the global release of the new novel, what to expect following a “book birthday”, the importance of writers finding support from friends and family, the benefit of the ongoing...

Duration: 00:43:36


Rock N’ Fantasy with Nicholas Eames

3/29/2017
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Rob and Philip chat with Nicholas Eames, author of the debut novel KINGS OF THE WYLD! We discuss the rock and roll roots of this new novel published by Orbit books, how a chance meeting with past guest Sebastien De Castell led to an agent and publishing deal, what it was like landing a dream artist for the book cover, and the debut of a new and exciting game – Fantasy Rock Band! Find Nicholas online at NicholasEames.com, or on Twitter @Nicholas_Eames! Buy KINGS OF THE WYLD on...

Duration: 00:35:18


January 2017 Update

1/3/2017
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Rob and Phil bring you up to date on what’s up with the podcast, including upcoming guests, news about our new website, and a look back at our favorite episodes of 2016. We announce the winner for best novel of the year as voted by the members of Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers (the GDAF award), a special preview of Grimdark Magazine issue #10, the 5ish most anticipated grimdark / fantasy novels of 2017, Rob and Phil’s New Year’s resolutions, and more! Pre-Order Grimdark Magazine...

Duration: 00:30:35


HATH NO FURY Kickstarter with Ragnarok Publications

8/15/2016
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Back HATH NO FURY on Kickstater! Meanie R. Meadors - Author and freelance publicist Philippa “Pip” Ba [...]

Duration: 00:19:02


Interview with Raymond E. Feist

8/4/2016
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Duration: 00:53:15


Interview with R. Scott Bakker

7/22/2016
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Duration: 00:49:37


Robert Bevan: Breaking The Rules

7/18/2016
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Duration: 00:37:37


Anthony Ryan Returns!

7/8/2016
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Duration: 00:32:13

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