Late night talks with fantasy, science fiction and horror authors. We talk about their influences, inspirations, and what they were reading growing up. We also talk about how that translated into writing their own stories and their path to publication, whether that is being traditionally published or self published. How did they get published? How did they get a literary agent?
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1:04:58My interview with fantasy, science fiction and short story writer, Tim Pratt.We talk about his influences, getting publishing, his love of short stories, his writing sandbox and his new duology from Angry Robot Books and where the idea for Doors of Sleep came from. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1:09:17My interview with science fiction author, Jeremy Szal. We talk about his influences, getting publishing, finding an agent, discovering themes in his work, working on Starship Sofa podcast, communicating with legendary writers including Harlan Ellison and writing short stories. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51:24My interview with fantasy author, Nicholas Eames. We talk about Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose. We talk about his writing process, inspirations for the series, how he gets to a second draft and we answer lots of questions from readers. We talk about book 3, future projects and other ideas he's got rattling around for characters set in the same world, including a science fiction idea. We get into talking about music in the 1980, 1990s and Nick's inspirations for book 3, Outlaw Empire. We also talk a bit about video games, lit RPG books, old school role playing and board games. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1:05:04My interview with fantasy author, RJ Barker. He is the author of the Wounded Kingdom trilogy and the Tide Child trilogy, both of which are published by Orbit books. We discuss how he got into reading fantasy and then writing it as well as his process. There is a very minor spoiler for the Bone Ships, but nothing major for the series. We talk about what he is going to work on next, after the Bone Ships and the Tide Child trilogy concludes. We discuss his approach to editing and working with Orbit Books, putting friends into his books and killing them off. We also answer questions from listeners and talk about some great TV shows that are on at the moment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:03My interview with urban fantasy writer, Steve McHugh, author of The Hellequin Chronicles, the Avalon Chronicles and the Rebellion Chronicles. He is published by 47 North, Amazon's SFF imprint. We chat anouy how he got into reading fantasy, how he became a writer and his slightly unusual path to publication which is quite different to a lot of other writers I've spoken to in the past. We also talk about martial arts and answer questions that were sent in from viewers about the Nate books and what Steve is working on next. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:31My interview with fantasy writer, Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy, published by Harper Voyager. Her second trilogy, The Songs of the Drowned, begins with The Stone Knife on November 26 2020, also from the same publisher. We chat about the books she read as a child, what inspired her to write fantasy and her approach to writing books. We also talk about our book covers, how much input authors have into their creation, we talk about a fantasy version of John Wick, we talk about her new novel, The Stone Knife, we discuss my new novel The Coward which came out in June 2021, and we answer some questions from the audience. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:44My interview with fantasy writer, Angus Watson, author of the Age of Iron trilogy published by Orbit books and also the West of West trilogy, also from Orbit. We talk about his origin story, how he got into writing fantasy, where the ideas came from for his books and bad writing advice you should avoid. We answer questions from fans about writing, why there isn't a TV or film adaptation of our books, the joys of meeting other fantasy authors at conventions and making new friendships. Angus also talks about what his next project will be. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.