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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

Jakkal Designs 100th Episode shirt 2021

Episode 192 – Interview with Karen Marie Shelton

Karen Marie Shelton has a long and storied career started in technical writing that has spanned Medium, Quora, ghostwriting, and most recently a VERY useful self-help book explaining how to avoid murder while using dating apps. Karen and Chaz caught up with her to ask about her path to writing, her favorite tools, and other paths to avoiding being murdered. All very useful input, if you ask us! … Continue…Episode 192 – Interview with Karen Marie Shelton

Jakkal Designs 100th Episode shirt 2021

Episode 187 – Interview with Sean Kernan

There are so many ways to earn a living as a good writer, and if what you love is writing there are more “expertise” or “value-add” monetization models out there. Ever wonder about the fiscal model for Quora and Medium? Sean Kernan went from years of working in a giant finance company to working from home, earning his living by being paid to be an essayist. He’s a top writer on Medium, telling interesting stories about interesting people. … Continue…Episode 187 – Interview with Sean Kernan

Jakkal Designs 100th Episode shirt 2021

Episode 146 – Black Women Writing Horror with Sumiko Saulson

Sumiko Paulson is a polymath of creative endeavors, from short stories and graphic novel drawing through editing, writing, and journalism. They have received awards and scholarships for writing horror novels and stories, and are a clear voice for the narrative and perspective of black writing with a particular twist of adding the erotic to the fearful. … Continue…Episode 146 – Black Women Writing Horror with Sumiko Saulson

Jakkal Designs 100th Episode shirt 2021

Episode 131 – Interview with Josh Rountree

Josh Rountree writes sci fi, fantasy, and horror short stories that excite us for the way he uses America as “a character that fights and claws and screams its way through most of my stories. Sometimes a hero and sometimes a villain. Broken but hopeful. Trying to figure things out.” Josh is a frequent choice for fantasy and horror award noms, and has a great slant on the craft of short story writing, especially in terms of evoking the feelings from music. … Continue…Episode 131 – Interview with Josh Rountree

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Episode 127 – Interview with Aliette de Bodard

Aliette joins us from Paris, France to talk about her writing, perceptions of science and world building, and the myth and power of storytelling. As a child of French and Vietnamese descent, she grew up with influences from both worlds and uses her strong multicultural awareness in her writing. She talks to us of liminal spaces, the unspoken area between multiple cultures, as well as diasporas and other themes in her writing. … Continue…Episode 127 – Interview with Aliette de Bodard