AISFP 207 – Zachary Jernigan and Nick Sharps, Part 1

Wolf DawnOne sixteen-year-old girl versus a plague of beasts.

Can a sixteen-year-old girl stem the tide of a lycanthropocalypse? When three younger boys show up on Mia’s doorstep, naked and on the run, she is drawn into a shadow world where a series of strange disappearances heralds a slowly spreading plague of lycanthropy. Mia must save the three orphaned boys from their brutal Alpha, a man-beast who believes humans are food. A war is brewing for the top of the food chain. Mia doesn’t know it yet, but she holds the key to the future of the human race.

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Wolf Dawn: Ashton Chayton was born with a powerful gift, a unique inhuman ability. Orphaned, raised by the Red Wolves of Opan, captured and enslaved – he is now free and on the run. Unfortunately everybody wants Ashton. Admiral Jones will torture him to get the secret of his power. Lady Lindha feels he is “The One” as named in Temple prophecy. The influential Lord Andros just wants him dead.  Ashton only wants two things: revenge, and the Lady Lindha. If you had unique powers, wouldn’t you use them to get what you want?

Show Notes:

Tim Ward returns with a fantastic 3-part discussion with author Zachary Jernigan and reviewer Nick Sharps on the topic “Education Paths for Science Fiction Fans and Writers”. Topics discussed include:

  • Zach’s novel, NO RETURN, published by Night Shade Books.
  • How Zach blends Fantasy and Science Fiction.
  • Skiffy and Phanty interview (by Paul Weimer) and Zach’s story about how he studied Science Fiction with Andy Sawyer at the MFA Program at University of Liverpool, called Science Fiction Studies.
  • Zach’s educational path to writing: University of Arizona and Stonecoast  (recommends MA at Seton Hill as it is novel focused)
  • What was the submission process like for Stonecoast?
  • How is the job search post MFA to finding a teaching job?
  • Discussing reviewing books as a networking avenue.
  • Elitist Book Reviews vs SF Signal for types of reviews.
  • Night Bazaar interview of Nick “Writers and Readers” and how to determine if you are one or both.
  • With a desire for SF, what led Nick to his college degree program?
  • Intersection between author and blogger and how influential bloggers are for authors’ marketing.

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