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 →
A Kindlepreneur is a self publishing entrepreneur that is ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work marketing their creation. Ready to take action and promote their works, they are writers, marketers, designers, and strategists all combined in one. Want to learn more about how you can become a Kindlepreneur? Need help in taking the next big step in becoming a true Kindlepreneur? Then check us out!
Richard Dansky is a novelist, video game writer, and table top game writer. He speaks at various writers conferences, and runs the East Coast Game Conference.
Richard has written on numerous video games, and is the developer of the 20th anniversary edition of the acclaimed tabletop RPG Wraith: The Oblivion. He has published six novels and one short story collection. A former executive of the IGDA Game Writing SIG, he serves on the advisory board on the Game Narrative Summit at GDC. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and their mathematically improbable collections of books and single malt scotches.
Author C.C. Ekeke shares his experience writing science fiction with Justin, which includes discussing what sort of subcategories work best in scifi, how to approach worldbuilding in these stories, and how to build a newsletter.
JP Cawood joins Justin to discuss what she has learned from her time writing for television, advice for breaking into television writing, and what she has learned from TV that has helped in her fiction writing.
JP Cawood has developed television series & pilots for Syfy Network, TLC, Lifetime Movie Network, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, History Channel, and Pivot/Participant. Now telling stories through books, JP writes science fiction/fantasy because the future is now and imagination is the key that unlocks all great mysteries. As a lifelong student of the mystical unknowns, JP has traveled the world in search of truth, beauty, and goodness. JP has lived in France, Britain, India, and many cities across America.
You may know CM Raymond from his superhero or thriller writing, or the Part Time Writers Podcast. Today he joins Justin to share his thoughts on audiobook newsletter building and why he started AudiobookAccess.com. The two also discuss a recent article on self-publishing and the written word, as well as an episode of the part time writers podcast where they talked with Michael Anderle about literary vs commercial writing.