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)

The Republic of Thieves (October 8, 2013) Continue reading

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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

Amazon Keywords and Categories with Dave Chesson, the Kindlepreneur

Dave Chesson of the Kindlepreneur and KDP Rocket shared with us his advice for how to become a writer and, once you do, how to find the right keywords and categories on Amazon. And more!

https://kindlepreneur.com/who-is-dave-chesson/

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 Talks Writing Video Games and Table Top Games

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.

Find his novels on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Dansky/e/B001JRRLDC

 

Worldbuilding in Scifi and Fantasy with Star Brigade Author CC Ekeke

Star BrigadeAuthor 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.

CC Ekeke’s Bio

C.C. Ekeke spent much of his childhood on a steady diet of science fiction movies, television shows and superhero comic books. He discovered his desire to write books in Continue reading

Chris Fox Talks Writing Fiction VS Non-Fiction, Anthologies, and Writing Fast

10625027_10152281923757623_523365588994186293_nAuthor Chris Fox joins the guys to discuss Writing Fiction VS Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Writing Fast, and more.

Chris Fox on Amazon

Chris is known for his fiction books Destroyer and No Such Thing as Werewolves, and such non-fiction as Write to Market, 5,000 Words per Hour, and Six Figure Author.

If you’re interested in learning what he advises for breaking out of an earning plateau, how writing in anthologies with other authors can help your platform and rankings, and more – check out this episode. Continue reading

Television Writing and Sci Books with JP Cawood

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.

To get a free book from JP Cawood, visit: http://jpcawood.com/podcast/

BIO:

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.

Check out her books on Amazon.  Continue reading