In our second Clarion episode, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly joins us to discuss teaching, the importance of podcasting, writing for scifi.com, and his new short story collection. Also, Matthew Wanye Selznick emerges Out of the Slush to share the success of his first book deal.
Sam and I start things off with some Publishing News: Con Talk! That’s right, we engage in a few minutes of geeky goodness about those strange and often wonderful gatherings called science fiction conventions. Top on our radar is Comic-Con, at which both of us will loose four days of our life and another four days to recover. Many interviews are being planned, so we have some nice content to share with you from the Con. I will be a guest at Conjecture 6 in September, but what if you don’t live in San Diego? Where are the cons near you? Thank you, Locus.
I met with James Patrick Kelly at his hotel and had a lovely time chatting about workshops, podcasting, writing, the Scifi Channel, and a variety of subjects. Enjoy.
Then, Out of the Slush comes Matthew Wayne Selznick to discuss his book deal for Brave Men Run.
Finally, Sam and I wrap things up by pondering the theme of this episode: podcasting your fiction. Is it different from traditional self-publishing? Should authors do it? What factors go into making it a success?
We’ll be back next week with our third Clarion interview: Mary Anne Mohanraj.