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Episode 199 – Interview with Richard Sparks

Richard Sparks may have started his career as a comedy writer, lyricist, librettist, and director, but since moving to California and picking up gaming he’s started writing fantasy novels – and we love them! He combines his comedic wit, honed over a long career, with high fantasy and a soupçon of science fiction. For lovers of gaming, fantasy, or laughter, this book is for you! Plus he already has 4 more books in the series written… … Continue…Episode 199 – Interview with Richard Sparks

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Episode 197 – Welcome Back Lynn Harrod

We’re delighted to welcome back Lynn Harrod upon the release of his latest book, Child of Imago. Lynn weaves a new version of Dorothy in Oz located an interesting twist on the post-apocalyptic world. DOT slowly discovers that her memory has been wiped, heading off on a heroine’s journey to find out who she is, how to rescue the girls in her dreams, and what family might really mean. Hint: It’s not in Kansas. Enjoy! … Continue…Episode 197 – Welcome Back Lynn Harrod

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Episode 196 – Interview with Angie Elita Newell

Canadian author Angie Elita Newell of the Lidly-Q First Nation from the Dehcho, is a trained historian, blending oral stories with academic and First Nations history. Her first published novel: All I See is Violence is told through the lens of 1970s reservation violence and the events 100 years before leading up to the Battle of Little Bighorn where the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes took on Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment. … Continue…Episode 196 – Interview with Angie Elita Newell

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Episode 194 – Interview with Peter Sartucci

Peter Sartucci is a Boulder, CO game writer turned author. He of the Shadow fantasy series set in Silbar – a land of wonder and magic. He has five books in the series focusing on Sir Kirin DiUmbra, the Left Hand of the king (who secretly is his twin brother). Peter talks to us about storytelling constructs he learned from gaming, world building, why to keep your first novel around, and how he approaches writing descriptive prose. Use all your senses! … Continue…Episode 194 – Interview with Peter Sartucci

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Episode 190 – Welcome Back Raven Belasco

We are delighted that the talented Raven Belasco is back with us, talking about the latest anthology that was just released: Adventures in Bodily Autonomy. Raven edited fourteen amazing stories from some of our favorite authors that flow through multiple universes, space, and time, offering new perspectives on the issue of reproductive justice. And besides paying the writers, all profits will go to non-profit Reproductive Freedom for All. She also got the rights to her Blood and Ancient Scrolls series back from her publisher, and talks about how and when a writer may need to do that. … Continue…Episode 190 – Welcome Back Raven Belasco

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Episode 189 – Interview with PL Hayes

PL Hayes has self-published a gumshoe trilogy in the style of Stout, Hammitt, and Cross – the Odd Jobs set. We enjoyed the familiarity of chatting with an old friend about his path from writing games and LARP adventures into modern crime dramas. You’ll like Cameron, and if you’re like us you’ll wonder about where he met up with his companions before the writing started. Paul draws pictures of Colorado mountain towns with a heart full of love, and it shows in his words. … Continue…Episode 189 – Interview with PL Hayes