It’s officially October, folks, and that means things are cooling off here in the northeast U.S. For those in the southern hemisphere, however, they’re just starting to warm up. That goes double for the dark goddess of New Zealand Philippa Ballantine, author of print and podcast novels such as Chasing The Bard, Digital Magic, and Weather Child. She is also the creator and host of the rather, ahem, stimulating short story podcast Erotica a la Carte. Her latest novel (and first for Ace Books,) Geist, hits bookstores later this month. Her co-conspirator on the forthcoming Books and Braun (to be published next summer by Harper Collins,) Tee Morris, created this trailer for Geist to help get the word out.
Please take a minute and a half to watch the trailer. If you like it and would like to help Pip publicize Geist, please consider embedding it on your Web site, blogging about it, tweeting about it, or just e-mailing a few friends. Pip is a shining example of what authors who give their fiction away as free podcasts can accomplish through determination and hard work. Not incidentally, she also happens to be a terrific person who was the driving force behind last winter’s Boom Effect, which she conceived and produced from the other side of the globe after the tragic death of Tee’s wife in January. I had the pleasure of spending time with her at Balticon last May, and she’s just as delightful in person as she is behind the microphone.
So, please support Pip and all podcast authors by watching the video, and consider buying the book on October 26.