I speak with science fiction author John Mierau about his many series, including ENEMY LINES, THE DESTROYERS and WAR BETWEEN THE WORLDS; his new anthology WALK THE FIRE; podcasting; straight reads vs. full-cast audio productions, and lots more.
I interview author K.T. Bryski about her soon-to-be-released novel and podcast, HAPAX.
What I’ve been up to — a new short story — experiment with writing for games — book bloggers — Facebook page — getting back to regular blogging — search for more freelance work — ghost hunter novel is with beta readers — planning future episodes
This week’s story: The House Beyond Your Sky by Benjamin Rosenbaum. Originally published in the author’s 2008 collection The Ant King and Other Stories. Released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.Rated PG-13 for brief profanity.
Last week, I had the pleasure of spending a few minutes chatting with John Anealio and Patrick Hester of The Functional Nerds podcast. It was a lot of fun, and they were very gracious hosts. John has been a guest on The Geek Side of Life, and I’d like to have Patrick on the show sometime soon.
I am tickled pink about this episode because I got to interview Rubiee, one of the singers in my favorite Celtic music band, Pandora Celtica. I first heard them at Dragon*Con 2010, and they’ve been on my iPod ever since. We talk about their music, the recently-concluded Kickstarter campaign, stories behind some of the songs, what their recording sessions are like, and their upcoming schedule of appearances.
During the course of the interview, you will hear me mention a song that I thought was titled Admiral Taylor. Rubiee suggested that I meant General Taylor, a song from their first CD. Actually, the song I was referring to is Admiral Nelson, a clip of which you will hear in the interview. It is a well-prepared podcaster who gets song titles right.
In addition to the song clips and musical discussion, we touched on:
In this episode, I interview author, singer, cover artist, voice actress, and fellow geek Starla Huchton. We talk steampunk, music standards, and her new business creating awesome book covers, like this one that she did for my book Purgatory.
I interview Justin Macumber about his new novel Haywire, his forthcoming novel A Minor Magic, and his many podcast projects. Also, I talk about the coming publication of Purgatory and that nominations are open for the 2012 Parsec Awards.
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Inspiration can come from anywhere. In the case of this week’s story, it came from a conversation I eavesdropped on between two friends on Twitter. This is one of my original stories, titled The Same Old Story About P0rnbots, Cattle Breeding and Trading Cards. If you wonder what those three subjects could possibly have to do with each other, you’ll just have to listen to the story!
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