This episode starts with Justin fan-boying over PT Hylton’s book, Thorns and Tangles. The first book is only $0.99 and is amazing, and Justin wanted to know the strategy behind publishing 6 books of 100-ish pages each, versus going for a trilogy.
Next, the group discussed the differences between fantasy, urban fantasy, and supernatural thriller, and finished with a discussion on BookTubers and how doing stuff like this can be useful as an author.
Who is PT Hylton? (from his website):
I mostly write about secrets. People with secrets. Towns with secrets. How keeping secrets tears people apart, and how sharing secrets, even terrible ones, brings people together.
In that spirit, I’ll share my own secret origin story.PT Profile
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and I’ve written in some form or fashion ever since I could. But it wasn’t always fiction. After college, two friends and I started a small production company called Plethora Films. We spent a few years making short films and almost-but-not-quite finishing a feature film. For better or for worse, we disbanded just before YouTube hit the scene. To my knowledge, none of our shorts are even online.
I spent the next eight years putting all my creative energy into making podcasts, most successfully with the long-running guitar podcast Six-String Bliss. I also had some short-lived podcasts, including Guitar New Weekly, Real Dad Fitness, and Time-Traveling Film Critics.
One day I was talking with my daughter and encouraging her to go after her dreams.
“Do you have any dreams, Daddy,” she asked.
“I want to be a writer,” I said.
“Then why aren’t you doing it?”
That lit a fire under me something fierce, and I got to writing.
The things I’ve published so far:
The Deadlock Trilogy – A science fiction suspense series about a small town with a secret. Includes Regulation 19, A Place Without Shadows, and The Broken Clock.
Zane Halloway -The Zane Halloway series takes place in a world of magic, mystery, and assassins. It’s an epic sword and sorcery tale told in novella-sized chunks.
Drop me a line on Twitter or through email and say hello!
You can do so by commenting on his YouTube channel, HERE.
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