It's a new episode of GTP! We're joined by Tina LeCount Myers, author of THE SONG OF ALL! Tina drops by to discuss her new book and the hectic schedule of being a debut novelist! We talk cover art, the need for maps and glossaries in novels, the use of language and religion in the novel, agents, marketng, and much more. Be sure to stick around at the conclusion of the podcast for a reading by Tina from THE SONG OF ALL! Find Tina online at TinaLecountMyers.com!

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Special thanks to this week's show sponsors:

LIGHT DAWNING by Ty Arthur - Get your Grimdark fix. Read for free on Kindle Unlimited!

Archivos Story App Software - Writing groups get a %50 disocunt! Online at Archivos.Digital!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Stephens

Interview with Josiah Bancroft

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In this episode host Rob Matheny drops by Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, Oregon to chat with cool authors and publishers about their books! Guests include J.R.R.R. Hardison, L.M. Pierce, Felipe Cagno, Annie Bellet, Kristopher Jerome, and J.S. Fields! Wizard World has tour dates across North America all summer long, find a city near you at WizardWorld.com!

J.R.R.R. Hardison

Author L.M. Pierce

Ninestar Press

The Few and Cursed Kickstarter – Felipe Cagno

Annie Bellet - Author, Gamer, Nerd

Dark Tidings Press – Kristopher Jerome

J.S. Fields - Author & Scientist

Reddit r/Fantasy

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THE STRANGEFUL THINGS PODCAST - A horrifying and hilarous podcast!

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Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Dark Poetry Special - The Crimson Circle

Talking Funny Fantasy with J.R.R.R. Hardison

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In the epic conclusion of our first-time-ever-on-a-podcast interview with international bestselling author Mark Lawrence, we attempt to define Grimdark by finding the common link between the top MOST GRIMDARK novels as voted by Mark blog readers; we look at the big picture of Grimdark and whether it’s a viable commercial market or just a collective of passionate enthusiasts; we talk about the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off and how Mark got interested in assisting authors with getting their books into the hands of more readers; tips for SPFBO success, writerly advice, what’s next for Mark and more!

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THIS IS HORROR Podcast - Conversations with some of the biggest authors in horror, online at www.thisishorror.com

SIGIL INDEPENDENT - Serious self published fantasy, for serious fantasy fans. Get a free eBook sampler!

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The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley - "Grimdark with heart and soul." Read on Amazon!

Wizard World Comic Con - Coming to Portland April 13-15! Get a 20% discount with promo code GRIM20

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Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Insterview with Anna Smith Spark

Interview with Deborah Wolf

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We catch up with authors Michael R. Fletcher and Anna Smith-Spark (at the same time)! Writing the concluding novel in a fantasy trilogy is tough, Mike and Anna discuss the shared struggles of writing the perfect ending. We get a preview of their short stories both appearing in the Art of War anthology. We’ll get a final update on the Landfall Kickstarter project from last summer. We find out if there’s any “grief with Grimdark” and what troubles come from being an author trying to make a name in the subgenre. We dish on noblebright, readers hating on Grimdark at face value, and much more! Be advised, this episode contains explicit language (well because Michael R. Fletcher and Anna Smith-Spark are on it), *as well as some Game of Thrones spoilers*. You can vote for Anna’s book THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES now at GemmellAwards.com! Find Michael online at MichaelRFletcher.com, and find Anna online at CourtOfBrokenKnives.org.

Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers Facebook Group

This episode is sponsored by:

Wizard World Comic Con - Coming to Portland April 13-15! Get a 20% discount with promo code GRIM20

ARCHIVOS Story Development Software, online at Archivos.Digital

Past epsiodes you'll want to check out:

Our two-part interview with Anna Smith Spark

Our first interview with Michael R. Fletcher

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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For the first time ever on a podcast, we bring you part one of our interview with Mark Lawrence! Mark drops by to discuss the inspiration and path to publication for his wildly popular Broken Empire trilogy. We talk a bit about some of the controversy surrounding the series’ lead character Jorg Ancrath; we discuss the transition into the Red Queen’s War and the challenge of carrying readers along with a new series; we preview the new series Book of the Ancestor and what readers can expect from Mark’s newest story world, and more! Find Mark's website here, Mark's blog here, and his awesome fan website here! Find Mark on Twitter @Mark__Lawrence!

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This episode is sponsored by:

GHOSTS OF TOMORROW - The dystopian cyberpunk thriller from author Michael R. Fletcher

ARCHIVOS Story Development Software, online at Archivos.Digital

The Nerd Book Review Podcast - Subscribe on Podbean or iTunes

NeoStock - Cinematic stock photography for genre writers. Tell your story with NeoStock.

COVEN QUEEN by Jeramy Goble - Standalone dark fantasy, read free now on Kindle Unlimited!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Joe Abercrombie

Interview with Steven Erikson

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s a special panel episode of GTP! Cover art has been a rather hot topic as of late, and we recently had the chance to chat with an author and two top fantasy cover artists to discuss the ins and outs of commissioning a popping book cover! Past guest Peter Fugazzotto recently commissioned Shawn T. King and John Anthony Di Giovanni to compose the cover for his new grimdark fantasy novel THE RISE OF THE FALLEN, and we talked with all three about the collaboration process, how much an author can expect to budget if they want a high quality cover, some tips for eye-catching cover art, and much more! Find Peter online at PeterFugazzotto.com!

Buy THE RISE OF THE FALLEN on Amazon!

Visit Shawn T. Kings Website - STK Creations

Visit John Anthony Di Giovannai's Website - JAD Illustrated

Special thanks to this week's sponsor:

THE DEAD GOD'S DUE by Matt Gilbert - Read for Free on Kindle Unlimited!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Our first chat with author Peter Fugazzotto

SPFBO 2016 Panel Episode with Dyrk Ashton & More

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s a new episode of GTP, and we’re joined by Myke Cole, author of the new Grimdark novella THE ARMORED SAINT! Myke is well known for his military fantasy Shadow Ops series, as well as for having an epic beard and being rather jacked. We talk about the new Sacred Throne series (spoiler-free) and how Myke got hooked up with TOR.com publishing. We chat about tackling the novella story length and how writing the main character of the new trilogy was so significant for Myke. Of course we dive into the finer points of the Grimdark subgenre and why he decided to take the plunge into darker fantasy, we nerd out on Myke’s extensive tabletop gaming background, and chat a bit about the role of physical fitness in the life of a writer and tips for finding a good balance for staying healthy (we mentioned Myke is jacked). And be sure to stay tuned for the end of the episode for another exciting (and jarring) round of the 30 Second Geek-Out! You can find Myke Cole online at MykeCole.com, or on Twitter @MykeCole!

Buy THE ARMORED SAINT on Amazon!

This episode is sponsored by:

DARK VISIONS - The gothic art coloring books for kids, availble for pre-order now only on Kickstarter!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Geeking Out with Delilah S. Dawson

Geeking Out with Michael R. Underwood

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We’re back with a new episode, and this time author Daniel Polansky drops by! Daniel is the author of the Hugo nominated novella The Builders, in addition to Low Town, Those Above, A City Dreaming, and more. During our chat we discuss the ups and downs of Daniel’s publishing experience since his debut in 2011, including his favorite and least favorite book releases. We take a look into Daniel’s writing process, and even get some solid advice including how to read like a writer. Find Daniel online at DanielPolansky.com, or on Twitter @DanielPolansky.

Buy Daniel's books on Amazon!

Thanks to this week's sponsor:

COVEN QUEEN by Jeramy Goble - Standalone dark fantasy, read free now on Kindle Unlimited!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Stephens

Interview with Seth Dickinson

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Theme Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In the latest episode of GTP, Rob and Phil chat with Django Wexler! Django is the author of The Shadow Campaigns series of flintlock fantasy novels, including the latest concluding volume in the series THE INFERNAL BATTALION! During our chat we discuss the foundations of Django’s writing career, finding an agent and publication, Django’s thoughts on Grimdark, branching out into other genres and publishing models, his top two favorite anime selections, we discuss cool authors names, board games, cats, #horseproblems, what's coming up next, and more! Find Django online at http://djangowexler.com, or Twitter @DjangoWexler.

Buy THE INFERNAL BATTALION on Amazon!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

HEALER'S RUIN - Unique and exhilarating fantasy by author Chris O'Mara

The Book Geeks Uncrompromised Podcast - Book reviews and bookish news!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

The Dark Side of Alex Marshall / Jess Bullington

Interview with Cat Rambo

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Resident Gamemaster Philip Overby kicks off the new year highlighting the tactical RPG for PC known as BATTLE BROTHERS! Joining us is Jan Taaks from Overhype Studios, the independent game developer based out of Hamburg, Germany. During our chat we find out what inspired the creepy Germanic folklore setting, we examine the Grimdark elements that make the bloody and brutal game stand out, we get some inside tips on game strategy for early success, and much more. Download Battle Brothers for PC on Steam, visit Overhype Studios on Twitter, or log on to BattleBrothersGame.com.

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HECKPOINT - hack n' slash / side scrolling shoot 'em up! Download now on Steam!

ARCHIVOS Story App, online at Archivos.Digital

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Grimdark Gaming - Darkest Dungeon

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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The British Invasion comes to an epic conclusion as we’re joined by R.J. Barker! During our expletive laden (not really) and completely serious (also not really) interview, we talk all about R.J.’s epic fantasy debut from Orbit Books titled AGE OF ASSASSINS! We discuss the appeal of assassins, what inspired R.J. to give the lead character a disability, musical influences in writing, antlers, taxidermy, badgers, and much, much … much more. We’ve also included a super cool reading from AGE OF ASSASSINS at the conclusion of the podcast as well! Find R.J. Barker online at rjbarkerblog.wordpress.com, or on Twitter @dedbutdrmng!

Buy AGE OF ASSASSINS on Amazon!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

Different, Not Damaged: The Short Story Collection by Andy Peloquin

The Book Geeks Uncomprimised Podcast

Helen's Daimones by S.E. Lindberg

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Smith Spark

Interview with Ed McDonald

Interview with Anna Stephens

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s a new episode of GTP! The British Invasion continues as we highlight some of the coolest debut authors emerging from the UK! Today Rob and Phil are joined by Anna Stephens, author of the Gridmark fantasy debut novel GODBLIND! During our lively chat we discuss Anna’s ten plus year to publication, we’ll chat about mythology and religion, what aspects make her fantasy debut Grimdark, how Anna got an agent and her transition into full-time writing, and more! Find Anna online at Anna-Stephens.com!

Buy GODBLIND by Anna Stephens on Amazon!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

THE WOVEN RING by MD Presley

PATERNUS by Dyrk Ashton

HEART OF STONE by Ben Galley

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Ed McDonald

Interview with Anna Smith Spark

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s Halloween and host Rob Matheny spooks it up with author, editor, and publisher Ross E. Lockhart to talk about the latest Word Horde anthology TALES FROM A TALKING BOARD. We’ll chat about what inspired the horror anthology, we’ll talk about the foundations of the small California-based press, the appeal of creating a well composed anthology, some of Ross's favorite anthologies, the impact of publishing award winning fiction like the Bram Stoker Award-winning Mr. Suicide and The Fisherman, as well as a preview of forthcoming titles. It’s a great conversation with a small press publisher doing big things in the industry. Find Word Horde online at WordHorde.com, or follow Ross on Twitter @LossRockhart!

Buy TALES FROM A TALKING BOARD at WordHorde.com!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

LILITH'S PUPPET by Richard Le Tourneau

A WIZARDS' FORGE by A.M. Justice

ARMCAST Dead Sexy Horror Podcast

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Dark Poetry Special: The Crimson Circle

Editor Ellen Datlow

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode we take a special look at dark poetry. Host Rob Matheny recently attended the Hippocampus Press Happy Hour, a special event debuting the publisher's newest poetry collections as part of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. During the event Rob had a chance to interview four writers who specialize in dark poetry: Ashley Dioses, K.A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D.L. Myers - also known as The Crimson Circle. Rob also interviewed Obadiah Baird and Dan Sauer of The Audient Void, a small Oregon-based zine featuring the works of The Crimson Circle among others. This episode highlights the growing dark poetry community, including short readings from each poet.

Visit Hippocampus Press to buy the titles mentioned on today's episode!

The Audient Void, A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

Ashley Dioses - K.A. Opperman - Adam Bolivar - D.L. Myers

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

The Five Minutes Stories Podcast, a little bit of story to last you all day

PATERNUS by Dyrk Ashton

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Paul Tremblay

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We’re joined by Ed McDonald, author of the Grimdark fantasy debut BLACKWING! Ed Skypes in from his hometown of London to chat about the new novel and what creepy monsters and Grimdark elements readers will find within its pages. We chat about the significant six figure deals Ed received after rights were auctioned to publish the gritty trilogy. Plenty of writing discussion as well as we hit on what to consider when writing realistic weapons that makes sense, and why maybe debuting with a sprawling multi-epic series isn’t the best choice for a fantasy author starting out. You can find Ed McDonald online at EdMcDonaldWriting.com, or on Twitter at @EdMcDonaldTFK!

Buy BLACKWING on Amazon!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

DARKSTORM by M.L. Spencer

PATERNUS by Dyrk Ashton

Archivos, online at Archovis.Digial!

THE HEART OF STONE by Ben Galley

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Smith Spark

Talking Literary Agents with Mark Gottlieb

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We celebrate the 100th-ish Episode of The Grim Tidings Podcast! Rob and Phil look back on two years and 100 episodes of podcast magic, give some updates on past guests of the show, present the first ever Grimmie Awards, as well as the first ever 30-Second Geek-Out with host Rob Matheny! 

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

DEMON FREAKS by J.R.R.R. Jim Hardison

ARCHIVOS story software, online at Archivos.Digital!

DARKSTORM by M.L. Spencer

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Episode 1 - Rob Matheny interviews Philip Overby

The Writer's Pit - Peter Fugazzotto

Interview with Joe Abercromibe Part 1 / Part 2

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We’re back with another exciting edition of Author Thunderdome! In one corner representing the US-of-A, it’s multi-genre author, blogger, and reviewer C.T. Phipps, known for such titles as Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer’s Star, The Rules of Supervillainy, and Straight Outta Fangton (not to mention a sweet elbow-drop from the top rope). His opponent, hailing from the U.K. and wearing the (rather snug) Union Jack singlet, it’s Rob J. Hayes, author of multiple fantasy series’ including The Ties That Bind, It Takes a Thief, and Best Laid Plans. Join us as these two publishing heavyweights settle the score and duke it out in a bone-crushing literary battle of wits! Who will find glory in the Author Thunderdome? Find C.T. Phipps online at CTPhipps.wordpress.com, and Rob J. Hayes at RobJHayes.co.uk!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

THE CASEBOOK OF ESHO ST. CLAIRE by Scott Roche

Editing Services by Laura M. Hughes

FISH WIELDER by J.R.R.R. Hardison

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Author Thunderdome 1 - Soward V Skorkowsky

The Writer's Pit - Ben Galley

The Writer's Pit - Graham Austin-King

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: LANDFALL has been cancelled - READ HERE

We're joined by the team at Omincide Publishing to talk about the forthcoming occult grimdark serial fiction anthology LANDFALL! Our panel of guests include Adrian Collins, Jinx Strange, Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall, Michael R. Fletcher, and Angela Meadon! Listen to find out how this unique serial fiction project came together, what awesome authors, artists, and worldbuilders will be a part of the series, get all the details of the Kickstarter including stetch goals and add-ons, and much more! 

Join the LANDFALL Community Facebook Group

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE Kickstarter with Grimdark Magazine

Inside with Dirge Magazine

The Dark Side of Alex Marshal / Jesse Bullington

Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In part II of our conversation with Anna Smith Spark, author of the Grimdark fantasy debut THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES, we conclude our chat by talking literary influences and what sort of fiction is too extreme for the Queen of Grimdark; we delve into Anna’s past as a goth and what her favorite pair of shoes look like (hint: they’re covered in spikes); we’ll talk about Anna’s struggle with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Aspurger’s Syndrome, and what advice she has for creatives who struggle with disabilities; we’ll find out how she landed Mark Lawrence’s literary agent, get a preview of new projects Anna’s working on including the occult Grimdark serial anthology LANDFALL, a round of our new game Knife Party, and more!  Find Anna Smith Spark online at CourtofBrokenKnives.org, or on Twitter @QueenofGrimdark!

Buy THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES on Amazon!

Thanks to this weeks sponsors:

Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer, grimdark epic adventure avilable now on Amazon!

The Strangeful Things Podcast, download on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Ascension by Matthew Johnson, rise with the gods, or fall with the dead!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Smith Spark Part I

Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf & Mark Gottlieb

Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In part one of this queen-sized two part episode, Rob and Phil are joined by debut Grimdark fantasy author Dr. Anna Smith Spark! Anna is the author of the new novel THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES, book one of the Empires of Dust Trilogy. It’s clear that 2017 has been a big year for Grimdark, and Anna stops by to talk about her ultra-violent and dark fantasy debut and the pressures of being a new author, and being the queen of Grimdark, we get her thoughts on the ever-evolving sub-genre and address some common, we also get a preview of her short story appearing in the new issue Grimdark Magazine, and more! Find Anna online at CourtofBrokenKnives.org, or on Twitter @QueenofGrimdark!

Buy THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES on Amazon!

Thanks to this weeks sponsors:

LUCIFER'S STAR by CT Phipps and Michael Suttkus

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CAROLIA DAEMONIC: CONFEDERATE SHADOWS by Brian Barr

NINE PARTS BLUSTER by author AZ Anthony

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf & Mark Gottlieb

Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Rob and Phil are joined once again by Canadian author and Celtic Whistle extraordinaire Sebastien De Castell! During our chat we talk about TYRANT'S THRONE, the fourth and final volume of The Greatcoats Quartet, the challenges of completing the wildly popular series, what it was like working with editor Jo Fletcher, we’ll see if there’s any more stories to be told in the Greatcoats universe, we'll cover the global release for Sebastien’s new fantasy YA series SPELLSLINGER, and a super secret surprise guest! Find Sebastien online at DeCastell.com, or on Twitter @decastell!

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

Fish Wielder by J.R.R.R. Hardison, available now on Amazon!

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The Strangeful Things Podcast, download on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Talking Babel with Josiah Bancroft

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s the Grim Tidings Podcast Grim Panel: SPFBO 2016! What happens when top book bloggers read and review the best self-published fantasy novels of the year? It’s the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, an annual contest hosted by author Mark Lawrence. Hundreds of books and manuscripts were read and reviewed, and we’re joined by the top 3 finalists, Jonathan French, Phil Tucker, and Dyrk Ashton. We’re also joined by Laura M. Hughes, a blogger and reviewer for Fantasy Faction. We discuss what sort of impact an awesome contest like SPFBO can have for an author and what they learned along the way, we highlight what set the finalists apart from the other entries, how to get readers to put your book at the top of their TBR pile, and more!  If you’ve wanted to read more self-published authors, you’ve ever thought about self-publishing, or if you currently self-publish, you won’t want to miss this panel episode!

Mark Lawrence hosts SPFBO 2016

Jonathan French Website Amazon

Phil Tucker Website Amazon

Dyrk Ashton Website Amazon

Laura M. Hughes Website Amazon

Past epsiodes you'll want to check out:

Grim Panel: Keeping it Indie

Interview with Chris Fox

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode we check in with author Peter Newman! Pete drops by for a civilized chat about his latest novel THE MALICE, sequel to Gemmell Award winning fantasy debut THE VAGRANT! We talk short stories, the latest Tea & Jeopardy news, a sneak preview of his newest series titled THE DEATHLESS, and a round of The Best of Newman! We had a couple technical issues when we recorded the episode a few months back, but thankfully we were able to salvage the audio! Be sure to check out Peter Newman online at RunPeteWrite.com, or on Twitter @RunPeteWrite!

Buy THE MALICE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want ot check out:

Rock N' Fantasy with Nicholas Eames

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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One of our favorite grimdark authors returns to the show! Michael R. Fletcher is back to discuss THE MIRROR’S TRUTH (which just so happened to win the 2016 r/Fantasy Stabby award for best self-published novel)! We check in with Mike about the latest happenings in the Manifest Delusions universe and what readers can expect from the BEYOND REDEMPTION sequel, we’ll talk about forthcoming short fiction set in the same story universe, how his marketing approach has changed since becoming a hybrid author, and much more! You can find Michael online at MichaelRFletcher.com, or on Twitter @FletcherMR!

Buy THE MIRROR'S TRUTH on Amazon!

Buy GHOSTS OF TOMORROW on Amazon!

Pre-order SWARM & STEEL!

Past episodes you'll want ot check out:

Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf and Mark Gottlieb

Interview with Jesse Bullington

Interview with Grimdark Magazine

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode Rob and Phil step into The Writer’s Pit with author and self-publishing consultant Ben Galley! We talk about Ben’s latest dark fantasy novel THE HEART OF STONE, the challenges of writing a standalone novel versus a sprawling multivolume series, the trend in fantasy of linking multiple series together in the same universe, creating an eye grabbing cover, when an author should consider hiring a consultant, how Ben made the transition from a professional musician to a professional writer, Ben’s approach to book marketing using social media, the three P’s of the self-publishing process, and what Ben has coming up next. Find Ben Galley online at BenGalley.com, or on Twitter @BenGalley!

Buy THE HEART OF STONE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

The Writer's Pit - Chris Fox

The Writer's Pit - Jo Zebedee

Keeping it Indie - Self-publishing Panel

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We’re joined by Josiah Bancroft, author of the Books of Babel series, including SENLIN ASCENDS and THE ARM OF THE SPHINX. In the world of self-publishing, word of mouth can make a huge impact on books popularity, and Bancroft’s fantasy/steampunk series has garnered the praise of authors and readers alike. During our chat we talk about the darker elements readers will find in the novels, the increasing complexity of crafting a fantasy series, how Josiah’s poetry background influenced his prose fiction, the benefit of attending conventions for an author, and what’s in store for the rest of the series. Find Josiah Bancroft online at www.thebooksofbabel.com, or on Twitter @TheBooksofBabel!

Buy THE BOOKS OF BABEL on Amazon!

UPDATE: Josiah Bancroft signs deal with Orbit Books

Fan of the Week: Sam McCanna - Skurvy Ink

Blog of the Week: Bookwormblues.net

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Grim Panel - Keeping it Indie

Author Thunderdome - Soward V Skorkowsky

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We're celebrating the long awaited release of the epic fantasy novel THE DRAGON'S LEGACY - we've not only brought the author, past guest Deborah A. Wolf, but we also brought along her agent, past guest Mark Gottlieb! During our conversation we talk about what both Deb and Mark have been up to gearing up for the global release of the new novel, what to expect following a "book birthday", the importance of writers finding support from friends and family, the benefit of the ongoing author-agent relationship, Deb's picks for forthcoming female grimdark authors to keep an eye on in 2017, a sneak peek at Deb's forthcoming urban fantasy series SPLIT FEATHER, and more! Find Deborah A. Wolf online at deborahawolf.com. Mark Gottlieb can be found at tridentmediagroup.com!

Buy THE DRAGON'S LEGACY on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Deb's first interview - Controversies in Grimdark

Mark's first interview - Talking Literary Agents

Interview with Joe Abercrombie

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Rob and Philip chat with Nicholas Eames, author of the debut novel KINGS OF THE WYLD! We discuss the rock and roll roots of this new novel published by Orbit books, how a chance meeting with past guest Sebastien De Castell led to an agent and publishing deal, what it was like landing a dream artist for the book cover, and the debut of a new and exciting game – Fantasy Rock Band! Find Nicholas online at NicholasEames.com, or on Twitter @Nicholas_Eames!

Buy KINGS OF THE WYLD on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Delilah S. Dawson

Interview with Sebastien De Castell

Interview with Jeff Salyards

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Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode Rob and Phil are joined by author, editor, and president of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the one and only Cat Rambo! Cat has over 200 professionally published short stories appearing in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. Cat drops by to talk about her latest short story collection, NEITHER HER NOR THERE, featuring new and previously published fantasy tales. During our conversation we talk about writing short stories versus writing novels, writing fantasy races, the state of Grimdark, utilizing Patreon as an author, the importance of an author’s online presence, Cat’s gaming habits, and a round of 30 Second Geek-Out! Find Cat Rambo at Kittywumpus.net, on Patreon, and Twitter!

Buy NEITHER HERE NOR THERE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with literary agent Mark Gottlieb

Interview with Michael J. Sullivan & Robin Sullivan

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On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s a fresh episode of GTP and we’re joined by author Seth Dickinson! Seth is the author of the geopolitical fantasy novel THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT, and he drops by to dish up a ton of useful information, especially if you like to read or write short fiction stories. Seth gives great advice when it comes to writing sharp short fiction that sells, tips on getting published by the best speculative short fiction markets like Clarkesworld and Lightspeed, Seth’s work for the hit video game Destiny, and much more! Find Seth on Twitter @SethJDickinson, or at SethDickinson.com.

Buy THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT on Amazon!

Past epsiodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Kameron Hurley

Interview with Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Michael R. Underwood

Interview with Delilah S. Dawson

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On Facebook Facebook.com/TheGrimTidingsPodcast

On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Rob Matheny on FacebookTwitterInstagram

Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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