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.

Check out her books on Amazon!

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authoramyduboff

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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.

If you’d like to hear more about Nick’s books, you can join his spam free mailing list here: eepurl.com/bggNg9

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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Syndicate Wars 2

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!

Brandon’s Amazon page.

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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Scott Lynch on the Best Fantasy Books Ever – His

Justin and special guest cohost PT Hylton sat down with Scott Lynch to talk about his amazing fantasy books, writing epic fantasy, how to work on your craft and improve your prose, why playing video games is important, and more!

Scott Lynch the Author

You might know Scott from his books:

The Lies of Locke Lamora (June 27, 2006)

Red Seas Under Red Skies (June 20, 2007)

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Writing Children’s Books that Matter, with Esther Goldenberg

This week we spoke with Esther Goldenberg about writing children’s books that help children really want to read.

Esther Goldenberg is the author of Hypatia Academy and the My Nutty Family series. She lives in Maryland with her family. For more information including back stories from her books and author visits, visit www.EstherGoldenberg.com and www.ThreeGemsPublishing.com.

Find her on Amazon.

Writing as a Hybrid Author and Getting an Agent, with Olivia Rivers

We sit down with Olivia Rivers, an awesome author who we met at the San Francisco Writers Conference on a panel Justin was modeling (Self Publishing vs Traditional in Kidlit).

BIO:

Olivia Rivers is a hybrid author of Young Adult fiction. Her love of technology led her to enter the indie-publishing world, and she is also traditionally published through Skyhorse Publishing. Olivia is represented by Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary, and her published works include TONE DEAF, IN THE HOPE OF MEMORIES, and THIS IS WHAT GOODBYE LOOKS LIKE. Continue reading

Ryan Dalton on YA Time Travel and Small Press Publishing

Join Ryan Dalton as he shares his advice on writing YA time travel, how it works going with a small press and how he’s succeeded in doing so, and tells us about his upcoming new release.

Get the new book: The Black Tempest

Ryan’s Bio:

Ryan Dalton is author of the young adult Time Shift Trilogy. His debut novel The Year of Lightning was released January 2016, and sequel The Black Tempest will release in April 2017. Ryan splits his time between writing books during the day, fighting crime at night, and hanging out in his awesome underground lair. Please do not tell anyone he’s Batman. It’s a secret. Continue reading