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.
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.
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 →
CN 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.
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 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.
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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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.
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).
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 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 →
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