Jason Anspach and Nick Cole on Military Scifi Series Galaxy’s Edge

This week, Jason Anspach and Nick Cole discuss writing their hot Military Scifi series, Galaxy’s Edge with Justin and Kevin.

JASON ANSPACH writes pulse-pounding science fiction and then, for a change of pace, quirky, communist-punching, detective throwbacks set in the 1950s.

Together with his wife, their seven children, and a border collie named Charlotte, Jason resides in a hundred year old Craftsman home in a blue collar city nestled in the Pacific Northwest. The house is very drafty, but a family that large has a way of keeping you warm.

Galaxy’s Edge: www.GalacticOutlaws.com

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NICK COLE is a former soldier and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can be found writing books. Nick’s Book The Old Man and the Wasteland was an Amazon Bestseller and #1 in Science Fiction. In 2016 Nick’s book CTRL ALT Revolt won the Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic novel.

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Nick’s website: http://www.nickcolebooks.com/

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Writing Mystery and Going from Comics to Novels with Fred Van Lente

Fred Van LenteComic Artist Fred Van Lente Released the Novel Ten Dead Comedians and is here to tell us about tit and about going from comic writer to novelist, and what that takes.

TEN DEAD COMEDIANS:

Fred Van Lente’s brilliant debut is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire.

As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy “blue collar” comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?

A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming! Continue reading

Scott King on Going From Screenwriter to Novelist and Writing Cross-Genre

Story PitchAuthor Scott King came on the show to chat writing multi-genre, going from screenwriter to novelists, and more!

BIO:

Scott King was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Towson University, and his M.F.A. in film from American University. Continue reading

CN Crawford Talks Writing Teams, Urban Fantasy, and Magic

CN CrawfordCN Crawford Talks Writing Teams, Urban Fantasy, and Magic. We had a lot of fun discussing stories, where the writing team’s ideas come from, how they approach writing as a team and husband and wife, and more.

Find her books on Amazon.

C.N. Crawford is not one person but two. We write our novels collaboratively, passing our laptops back and forth to edit each other’s words.

Christine is from Lexington, Massachusetts and has has a lifelong interest in New England folklore–with a particular fondness for creepy old cemeteries and execution histories. Nick spent his childhood reading fantasy and science fiction during Vermont’s long winters, which have rendered him impervious to the cold. Continue reading

Amy Duboff the Queen of Scifi Talks Writing Space Opera

We chat with Amy Duboff about writing her Space Opera series, Bookbub, and what it takes to be an amazing Scifi Writer.

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And don’t miss her new release, SCIONS OF CHANGE.

Amy has always loved science fiction in all forms, including books, movies, shows, and games. If it involves outer space, even better! As a full-time author based in Oregon, she is currently finalizing the Cadicle space opera series, and she also writes short fiction for anthologies featuring science fiction, science-fantasy, and comedic sci-fi. When she’s not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.

Website: www.amyduboff.com

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Nicholas Sansbury Smith on Writing Trackers, Hell Divers, and Traditional vs Self-Publishing

Nicholas Sansbury Smith joined Justin and Kevin to talk about his books Trackers, Hell Divers, and share his experience with traditional vs self-publishing.

Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers trilogy, the Orbs trilogy, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion–writing. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his fiancée, their dogs, and a house full of books.

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Check out his Trackers series.

Selling Screenplays, Adaptations, and Three-Way Collaborative Writing with George S Mahaffey jr.

Justin’s cowriter on his new scifi (with Kyle Noe) George S. Mahaffey Jr. talks Selling Screenplays, Adaptations, and Three-Way Collaborative Writing.

Check out their collaborative Scifi Space Marines / Time Travel series:

SYNDICATE WARS (BOOK DESCRIPTION)

With an alien invasion and survival of the human race at stake, service in the Marines was no longer optional, it was a matter of life and death.

This was especially true for Quinn, a Marine sergeant who was hell-bent on ensuring that her young daughter had a world to grow up in. But one thing separates Quinn from the others:

She’s a certifiable badass.

And as the aliens will learn, it’s tough to keep a good woman down

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Find George’s other books on Amazon.

Author Bio:

George S. Mahaffey Jr. is a practicing lawyer, author, and screenwriter. As an author he’s written AMITYVILLE: ORIGINS, AMITYVILLE: REVENANTS, RAZORBACKS I, RAZORBACKS II, RAZORBACKS III, THE PACT, FAMILIARS (Book 1), THE DEVIL’S ARK, and VERTICAL CITY: A ZOMBIE THRILLER (Parts 1 through 4). In addition, his script HEATSEEKERS was bought by Paramount with Michael Bay producing and Timur Bekmambetov directing. He’s also sold or written scripts for Arnold Kopelson, Blumhouse, Benderspink, Thousand Words, directors Louis Leterrier and Paul McGuigan, has co-created a TV show for Sony and Barry Josephson, and is the creator of IN THE DUST, a kick-ass action-horror graphic novel in the vein of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT to be published by Top Cow with art by Christian Duce.

 

 

Brandon Barr Talks Age of Magic, Fantasy and Scifi, and Overcoming Obstacles

Song of the WorldsAuthor Brandon Barr joins us to chat about his upcoming series in the Age of Magic universe, about his Song of the Worlds trilogy (a bit of magic and fantasy), and writing while dealing with cancer.

It’s an inspiring episode, so check it out!

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BIO:

Brandon Barr is an American author living in Southern California. He writes in the genres of science fiction and fantasy and often combines the two, preferring stories where the science is soft, the fantastic is vivid, and the flesh and soul characters are front and center.

The Song of the Worlds saga is his breakout, genre-blending science-fantasy drama set in a vast fantasy universe where elements of science fiction are dominated by gods and monsters, visions and gifts. For updates on new releases, promos, freebies and giveaways, subscribe to his mailing list and connect with him at http://www.brandonbarr.com

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Rhett Bruno on Writing Scifi and Traditional Publishing

Rhett Bruno shares his experience writing Scifi and traditional publishing, as well as his thoughts on trying out self publishing.

He also talks about his experience setting up Scifi Bridge, and shares his advice on agents and editors. Sign up for his newsletter! http://rhettbruno.com/newsletter

Check out his new release, The Collector. Continue reading

Rysa Walker – Time Travel Books and More

The amazing Rysa Walker shares her experience writing time travel books, creating amazing audiobooks, and hosting a series with Kindle Worlds.

Also, check out how she landed with Amazon, gets the best audiobook narrators out there, and more!

Find Rysa Walker’s books on Amazon.

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