The men behind Hotspur Publishing, David Bischoff and Saul Garnell, discuss book deals in Irish Pubs, what they have learned since founding Hotspur, Voodoo Robot Chili, and much more.
Travis Heermann, author of HEART OF THE RONIN and host of the new kickstarter project SWORD OF THE RONIN, discusses the rich history of Japanese fantasy tropes, including the tortured girl and diabolical inanimate objects.
Just about everyone has opinions on Amazon and the way Amazon is influencing (or controlling) publishing, and the podcasters joining us in this episode are no exception! J. Daniel Sawyer, Indiana Jim and John Mierau pontificate and share a singular message: Authors! Chill out.
We talked with our very own Moses Siregar III about his debut novel, The Black God’s War (just released). We found out about Moses’s sordid past (lots of D&D and coke, erm, Coca Cola) and how his rekindled interest in RPGs became the gateway drug for writing fantasy novels. Moses also revealed more of his inner geek, as he talked about how Robotech, The Iliad, and The Decemberists inspired him to write his book.
Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls and Managing Editor of Black Gate Magazine, discusses historical fantasy, fresh perspective, the long path to publishing, building community with other writers, the future of Black Gate, and, of course, magic carpet rides.
My name is Justin Patrick Moore and I’m a big fan of speculative literature, just as I am of underground and experimental music. I’ve been engaged with both since I was in grade school. My interest in strange electronic and avant-garde music has led me to hosting my own radio show, “On the Way to [...]
We follow-up with Tracy Hickman to recap his self-publishing effort with Tales of the Dragons Bard: Eventide. We discuss both unexpected events and what he might do differently with future projects.
David Wolverton (also known as David Farland) joins our Moses Siregar for a positive, entertaining interview. They discuss how ebooks will save the big publishers, how to make it big, why there is more money in YA publishing, self-publishing, Superstars of Writing, an author who had 14 number 1 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years and much more.
The Half-Orcs series is interesting, on one level, because it features sympathetic characters who are not always likable. In fact, his characters sometimes commit acts that are downright evil.