Adventures in SciFi Publishing is a podcast started by Shaun Farrell in 2006 with the goal of bringing fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy real life stories from their favorite authors. The writing advice and inspirational success stories from top authors in this field have fueled the dreams of many aspiring authors, including the new host, Timothy C. Ward. Welcome to our community, and enjoy the weekly podcasts, book reviews, giveaways, and news and random articles about publishing and speculative fiction.
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Shaun started Adventures in Scifi Publshing because he loves speculative fiction. Plain and simple. He has written articles for Strange Horizons, Clarksworld Magazine, and Far Sector SFFH. Some of his favorite writers are Ray Bradbury, Dan Simmons, Kay Kenyon, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Tobias Buckell, to name a few.
In addition to loving great literature, Shaun is an aspiring novelist and actor. He recently completed principle photography in his first major role in a feature film, Death Dress, to be released in 2011.
Shaun handed over the reins of Adventures in SciFi Publishing in June of 2013 to Timothy C. Ward. Episode 208, “Make it So” is his announcement and temporary farewell.
Shaun lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.
Timothy C. Ward writes SF/F/and Horror during his day job, and (used to) podcast in the evening as AudioTim. His first short story publication, Cornhusker: Demon Gene (A Short Story), is now available on Kindle for $.99. His first non-trunked novel, Kaimerus, is described as “Firefly crashes on Avatar and wakes up 28 Days Later.” His dream is writing full-time where he can snowboard and play with Huskies. Currently, he lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and his wife lets him have a Husky wall calendar, so he’s “this” close.
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Moses Siregar III
Co-Host, Interviewer, and Producer
Moses Siregar III is the author of THE BLACK GOD’S WAR, a dramatic epic fantasy novel inspired by Homer; you can sample it for 99 cents at Amazon or Smashwords. He lives with his family at high elevation in Prescott, AZ, and blogs about passion for the writing life at Moses and Dionysus Walk Into a Bar …
Co-Host, Interviewer and Producer
Turned onto reading at an early age–the product of bible stories given as punishment for stealing candy from a drug store–Brent Bowen devours books of all genres. And though Samson and Delilah is still one of his favorites, he would prefer to blend mysticism with archeologist canines and plasma armor.
Since then, Brent’s first paid, published story was a tweet (per word it’s a pretty good gig), and he’s studied with Elizabeth Bear, Debra Doyle, Steven Gould, James Macdonald, Laura J. Mixon, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, and John Scalzi at the 2009 Viable Paradise XIII writer’s workshop. Brent lives in a Kansas City suburb with his wife, two children, mutt Monty and pretty boy golden retriever Rufus. Learn more about Brent and his work at Split Legend. You also can follow Brent on Twitter.
A freelance writer and full time Technology Lead at a private college, Matt Hughes holds a B.A. in English w/ Writing Emphasis & Africana Studies from Luther College. Matt writes a mix of Science-Fiction and Fantasy and is an alumni of Viable Paradise XIII. He is currently at work on a sci-fi thriller. He also writes a variety of non-fiction articles on technology, food and fitness, and health among other topics. When not at the keyboard, Matt spends his time running, gardening, or practicing martial arts. He lives in Northeast Iowa with his wife, a dog, and a cat. He keeps a blog.
Miranda is a graduate of the Viable Paradise Writer’s workshop (vpxiii), was an attendee at the Superstars Writing Seminar (2011), and is a proud member of the Wind-Tossed Coalition and the Sin City Scribblers. Her fiction has appeared in Electric Spec, and she has an excellent blog about writing.
Miranda holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and has published a number of articles (under her maiden name, Miranda Stockett) on her archaeological research in Honduras. One focuses on sex and gender in ancient Mesoamerica, another looks at spatial patterns and social practice, and another at ritual and identity in prehistoric Honduras . She’s also co-edited a book on Feminist Anthropology. You can also view her blog on thearchaeological field school she helps direct in Honduras, and her blog on food and cooking.
Miranda’s hobbies include cooking (and eating), travel, and playing the electric guitar.
John W. Oliver
A writer of fantasy and horror fiction, John W. Oliver has been bent by many years of playing role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun and the World of Darkness. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and has seen his short fiction printed in publications like Dark Discoveries and Robots Beyond. He, too, is working on the obligatory novel. If you want to hear the details, you’ll have to hunt him down and buy him a drink or two. He can be found online in all the usual places, like Facebook, Twitter and his self-aggrandizing blog.
Jordan started reading genre fiction when Goosebumps hit the shelves during the third grade. He picked up a copy of Ender’s Game a few years later, and then read all six original Dune novels in quick succession. He’s been devouring all things speculative ever since. Thanks to all the reading, the writer bug caught him at a young age–now he just has to learn how to finish writing what he starts. Jordan attended Orson Scott Card’s Writing Class in 2007, and David Farland’s Death Camp in 2009. One day he will finish his college education, and then go on to rule the world. For the time being, he slaves away in a frame shop in Utah, gold-leafing picture frames for artists and designers around the world. When not working for the man, Jordan spends his time at home with his wife and two kids. He usually has an audiobook playing in his ear.
You can catch him on his blog every once in a while at www.jordanricks.blogspot.com, and on twitter @jrdnricks.
John Dodds is the author of The Kendrick Chronicles crim novels (Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss , the first two in the series are out as audiobooks from Blackstone Audio. They are narrated by Robin Sachs, a British actor who has appeared in countless films and TV series, including Babylon 5, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Galaxy Quest and more).
John has also written numerous short stories, three of which received honourable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology (St. Martin’s Press). One of his stories was selected for the Scotland on Sunday/Macallan short story competition anthology, Shorts V, and another evolved into a theatrical monlogue which was performed at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh’s showcase even, The Monday Lizard event.
Some of his work is available in podcasts, such as Tales to Terrify, Crimewav, Starship Sofa and (forthcoming) Crime City Central. Under a pseudonym, JT Macleod, he has written a collection out from Melange Books, USA of historical/paranormal/erotic/romance stories called “Warriors and Wenches” His most recent work is the first novel in YA steampunk series called “The Mechanikals,” (published independently through Smashwords) and is currently writing his third Kendrick Chronicles novel, “Babylon Slide”. John was born in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland and now lives in Bulgaria.
William Ramirez – AISFP Contributor (Epic Fantasy)
Since stumbling up The Fellowship of the Ring at his middle school media center, Will has been an avid fantasy reader. Falling in love with other worlds led him to create his own stories and pursue a writing career. His debut fantasy novel from OakTara is due out sometime in the near future. Will currently resides in Central Florida with his bride of seventeen years and their four children. When he’s not writing he serves as the Pastor of Calvary Chapel Lighthouse. He is also a featured author at the New Authors’ Fellowship.
Jared W. Cooper is a Jersey-born writer, gamer, and mostly-coherent genre geek. Between slush reading, writing groups, and editing, he consumes short stories like most people breathe. His Kindle is armed to the teeth, with William Gibson and Ursula le Guin headlining his favorites shelf. His reviews, essays, and the odd short fiction piece can be found, sporadically, at Jaredwcooper.org
Kristi is a scientist and science fiction/urban fantasy author who resides in Vancouver, Canada. The first installment in her debut urban fantasy series, OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS, is scheduled for release Jan 2015 through Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books.
She received her BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and her PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. She is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.