In this amazing two-part interview, I spoke with fantasy author Sebastien de Castell about the different ways we connect with readers, how we picture ourselves in others' shoes, and how existentialism impacts our careers and sense of self. Tune in next week for Part Two!
I spoke with some of the incredible people behind the SNARC comic: Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim and Gary and Laura Dumm. The team discusses their history in comics, the process behind creating SNARC and what drew each of them to the naive alien who comes to Earth as a vanguard of an invasion.
Speculative fiction author Marc Watson and I discuss the conversations that shape worlds--both our own, and the fictional ones to which we escape. Plus, they dive into the reality of being a modern author and what to do with those pesky day jobs.
Edward Willet and I tackle worlds that bend genres and how to straddle independent versus traditional publishing--plus the secret to being a successful freelance creator.
I spoke with Sahara Foley, who transformed her late husband's creative work into a wonderful blend of Arthurian legends, science-fantasy, and paranormal plots.
I dove into the churning political waters of near-future speculative fiction with 2/3 of the team who created the anthology AND THE LAST TRUMP SHALL SOUND. Cat Rambo discusses their focus on found family and the impact on the marginalized, lower-class community, while James Morrow shares his satirical if outlandish take on dismantling a Pence pseudo-monarchy.
YA fantasy author and podcaster Jenna Greene returns to the show to discuss what it's like writing dystopia when our world increasingly looks like one, and how she got started with podcasting! Plus an update on the sequels to REBORN.
And the podcast is back! I had a wonderful opportunity to talk creative process, sci-fi technology, and why young adults ARE more likely to save the world with author and musician Jackiem Joyner--plus a glimpse as his debut science fiction novel, ZARYA!
I dove into elemental magic mechanics, the process of discovering a story with "what ifs" and the parallels between creativity and computer programming with Brittani Avery. We also discussed various personality types and how studying them impacted Avery's incredible world of Element Unknown.
I dove into elemental magic mechanics, the process of discovery a story with "what ifs" and the parallels between creativity and computer programming with Brittani Avery. We also discuss various personality types and how studying them impacted Avery's incredible world of Elements Unknown.