Episode #28 – Bryan Lincoln and HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERIES


An interview with Bryan Lincoln, producer of the new podcast audio drama HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERIES

00:00 Welcome back …
02:48 Space Casey 2 promo
03:34 Bryan Lincoln interview
38:08 Hidden Harbor Mysteries promo
40:10 Wrap-up … leave a comment at TheGeekSideofLife.com … learn more about my novel PURGATORY at PurgatoryNovel.com

Mentioned in the conversation:
Hidden Harbor Mysteries
H.G. World – HHM release party at Balticon

Find Bryan online:
Web site
My Epic Heals podcast
Twitter: @Wolfshade

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An Interview With P.G. Holyfield

PG Holyfield










An interview I did with the late writer P.G. Holyfield in May 2010.

My blog post of Aug. 18 about P.G.

Please consider donating to the GoFundMe.com fundraiser for his uninsured medical expenses and his daughters’ future.

Find out more about P.G.’s work on his Web site and at SpecFicMedia.com.

Music: “Plaint” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Episode #27 – Ryan Hanley and Google Plus







An interview with Ryan Hanley about why and how creative people should be using Google Plus.

  • 00:00 Welcome back … About Ryan Hanley … I’ve done a poor job marketing my novel PURGATORY … I have a lot to learn about effective marketing … I forgot to configure Google Plus to use my Zoom H2 as the microphone, so the sound quality on my end is not as good as usual.
  • 05:27 Promo: The Full of Sith Podcast
  • 05:58 Ryan Hanley, his son Duke and I talk Google Plus
  • 48:26 Promo: The Dunesteef
  • 49:02 How to get in touch with me and get a copy of PURGATORY

Mentioned in the conversation:

Watch the video of the interview:

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Episode #26 – Music

tunesAn all-music episode! Half a dozen songs that I really like.

00:00 Welcome to The Geek Side of Life!

01:36 Red Wedding (Beth Kinderman & the Player CharactersPurchase

06:28 Monahan’s Mudders Milk (Marc GunnPurchase

09:45 Best Game Ever (Mikey MasonPurchase

14:51 The Empire State (John AnealioPurchase

19:49 Jedi Drinking Song (Brobdingnagian BardsPurchase

25:06 High School Paycheck (Live version) (DriftwoodPurchase

30:38 Promo: The FUMP

32:38 See you next time!

All music used under Creative Commons licenses. Learn more at www.creativecommons.org.

Support these fine artists by purchasing some of their music today! (Disclosure: I don’t make any money off your music purchases. I just get to hear these folks make more good music.)

What do you think of these tunes? Leave your opinions in the comments.

Episode #25 – Chatting With K.T. Bryski

K.T. Bryski

K.T. Bryski

An interview with author K.T. Bryski about a different kind of writing project that she undertook, her works in progress, the joys of rewriting a novel four times, and her new academic adventure.

Items mentioned in the discussion:

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Episode #24 – Live From Balticon 47! – Full Cast vs. Straight Read

Another terrific panel discussion from Balticon 47, held last Memorial Day weekend in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Six veterans of the podcast fiction world discuss the different approaches to audio fiction: Full cast (voice actors portraying the different characters) vs. straight read (one narrator voicing all the characters.) If you’re thinking about podcasting your fiction and are unsure which approach to take, listen to this before you decide.

Chris Lester

Chris Lester

Nobilis Reed

Nobilis Reed

P.C. Haring

P.C. Haring

R.E. Chambliss

R.E. Chambliss

Veronica Giugere

Veronica Giugere

Chris Snelgrove

Chris Snelgrove

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Episode #23 – Lauren Harris – EXORCISING AARON NGUYEN

Exorcising Aaron Nguyen 00:00:00 – It’s Dragon*Con week! … I have an unreleased episode ready to go
00:03:34 – Promo: Nutty Bites
00:04:05 – A chat with Lauren “Scribe” Harris about her new novella EXORCISING AARON NGUYEN
00:36:12 – Promo: The Way of the Buffalo
00:36:42 – Say hi to me at Dragon*Con!Download a copy of EXORCISING AARON NGUYEN

Find Lauren online:


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Episode #22 – Live From Balticon 47! – How To Conduct Podcast Interviews

This is a recording of a panel discussion that I moderated at Balticon 47 last month. The topic: How To Conduct Podcast Interviews.


Chris Lester Stephen-Granade-300x298Stephen Granade Alex White
Hugh O’Donnell Thomas Gideon

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My Balticon Schedule


This weekend brings one of my favorite events of the year — Balticon, a science fiction/fantasy fan convention, held at the Marriott Hotel in Hunt Valley, Maryland. For the second consecutive year, I am a guest at the con and will be participating in a number of events. Here is my schedule for the weekend:

Saturday, May 25

  • Noon – Blogging for Dummies, with Brand Gamblin, Suzanne Rosin, Allison Gamblin (Chesapeake Room)

Sunday, May 26

  • 10:00 a.m. – Autograph session with Mur Lafferty and Dina Leacock (Maryland Foyer)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Talk To Me: How To Conduct Podcast Interviews with Hugh O’Donnell, Stephen Granade, Thomas Gideon, Chris Lester and Alex White (Chesapeake Room)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Reading, with Chris Evans and Alicia Goranson (Pimlico Room)
  • 6:00 p.m. – WordPress 101, with Pamela Gay, Doc Coleman and Nutty Nuchtchas (Chesapeake Room)
  • 7:00 p.m. – Full Cast vs. Straight Read, with Veronica Giguere, Christopher Snelgrove, Chris Lester, P.C. Haring, Renee Chambliss and Nobilis Reed (Derby Room)
  • 9:00 p.m. – Music in Podcasts, with Alicia Goranson, Chris Lester, Alex White and P.C. Haring (Derby Room)

I can’t wait for the weekend to start! If you’re going to be there, please stop by my panels or reading or autograph session and say hello.

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Episode #21 — Patrick Scaffido

The HordeAn interview with author, podcaster, and Balticon social media track coordinator Patrick Scaffido.

00:00 Summertime is Geek Time!
04:10 Promo: The Dunesteef
05:16 Interview with Patrick Scaffido
54:50 Promo: Fullcast Podcast
56:53 Hope to see you at Balticon!



Find Patrick online:

Web site
Storyteller Chronicles: The Horde

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