I sat down with famed musician Melanie--of global Met and Woodstock fame--to talk about how creative industries have changed in the face of capitalism and the horrifying realization about her rights and royalties that came with her husband's death.
I was joined by Urban Fantasy author Kieva Mclaughlin explore the alternate afterlives in her book TORPOR, how the pandemic inspired her to take the writing plunge, and how to balance marketing strategies. Plus we discussed the root of writer's block and how much fun it is to explore our secret favorite characters!
V. S. Holmes is a science fiction and fantasy author who created the NEL BENTLY BOOKS and the BLOOD OF TITANS series, among others. They were born to Priscilla Bannister and David Voorhis circa 1989 in the United States of America. As a disabled and nonbinary transgender human, they advocate for representation in speculative fiction worlds. When not writing, they work as an archaeologist with their spouse, Bradley Kirby and their dog, Rory.
Included is a photo of V’s father, who was a pilot and shared a deep love and spiritual connection to space, and an excerpt from Travelers, the first of V’s Stars Edge: Nel Bently Books, an archaeological sci-fi series about where we come from, and where we’re going.
Horror author Jennifer Anne Gordon and I explore the honestly of self we experience while grieving, and how she showcases this altered reality through the language in her novels. Plus, we touch on the dichotomy of being cheerfully death-obsessed and how she showcases mistakes on her own podcast.
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Urban fantasy and horror author Mark Leslie joins V on the podcast to discuss how he turns the alpha wolf trope on its head, the science behind his pack dynamics, and the bone-chilling story that made a horror writer sleep with the lights on!