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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!

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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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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!

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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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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

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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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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!

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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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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:

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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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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:

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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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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!

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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!

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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:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode Philip Overby flies solo and sits down to chat with author J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison about his debut comedic fantasy novel FISH WIELDER! Represented by none other than superstar agent and past guest Mark Gottlieb, Jim drops by to tell us all about his hilarious fantasy story about the warrior Thoral Mighty Fist and his koi fish companion Brad. They discuss some of the unique marketing Jim used to promote the release of the novel (including Fish Wielder socks), the key elements of the barbarian character archetype, the need to find deeper truths even in comedic fantasy, they highlight some of greats of the comedic fantasy sub-genre, a special segment of Roll One Up where we unlock the power of magic lawn darts, and much more! Find J.R.R.R. “Jim” Hardison online at FishWielder.com, or on Twitter @FishWielder!

Buy Fish Wielder on Amazon

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Cult Fiction Author Jeff O'Brien

Robert Bevan: Breaking The Rules

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We’re back with a crispy fresh episode of GTP, and today we’re joined by none other than Celtic whistle extrordinarre and Canadian publishing sensation Sebastien De Castell! Sebastien returns to the showgram to catch us up on all things GREATCOATS, including his latest swashbuckling entry in the series SAINT’S BLOOD! We discuss his forthcoming YA fantasy series SPELLSLINGER, and what goes into planning a huge global release. We talk about the importance of an author’s website, how readers can support their favorite authors, Phil’s creepy affections for Brian Staveley, and much, much more! Find Sebastien online at DeCastell.com! Pick up his latest SAINT’S BLOOD on Amazon! Check out Sebastien on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads! #IloveSebastien

Sebastien's first appearance on the show! Part 1 / Part 2

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In this episode we interview not one but two awesome authors, we call it Author Thunderdome! First we have Kentucky Mad Man Kenny Soward, author of the Gnomesaga series, the Dead West series, and Galefire! His podcast opponent is none other than The Dreaded Seth Skorkowsky, author of the Valducan series, the Tales of the Black Raven series, and more! During the bloody confrontation we discuss the genre of urban fantasy, we talk about gaming and the influence it's had on their writing, the imortance of having killer book covers, the consumibility of shorter "pulpy" fiction, the rise of audibooks and writing with a narrator in mind, and much more! It's a literary battle not for the feint of heart or feeble of mind! LISTEN AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

Find Kenny Soward on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter

Find Seth Skorkowsky on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Our month long celebration of horror (we call it Octoborror) comes to a close with an interview with Paul Tremblay, author of the award winning horror novel A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS. We ask Paul about what it was like to have Stephen King tweet about his novel, how Paul uses elements like modern technology and media to add layers to his fiction, we find out what horror books and movies Paul finds the most frightening, the challenges of writing his latest novel DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK, we talk about Paul’s involvement with The Shirley Jackson Awards, as well as tips for new horror authors trying to get professionally published, and more!


 

 

Past Octoborror episodes you'll want to check out:

 

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In this Octoborror edition of The Writer’s Pit, we talk twisted history with Dave Atwell, author of The Hunger series! The Hunger series is a new twist on the traditional zombie story, and Dave drops by to tell us about the first three books, ROTTING FRONTIER, REVELATIONS, and RIPPER. We talk about what’s next for the series, why it’s important for those who self-publish to make sure the interior is just as eye catching as the cover art, tips for making the most of local comic conventions to expand your readership, and more! 

The Hunger Series on Facebook

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Grim Panel: Keeping it Indie

The Writer's Pit - Graham Austin-King

The Writer's Pit - Jo Zebedee

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Rob and Phil chat with editor and cult fiction author Jeff O’Brien! Combining his love for horror, comedy, and the bizarre, Jeff is the author of such titles including Bigboobenstien, Byron the Barbarian, The Halloween Orgy Massacre, and more. Topics discussed include Jeff’s fierce devotion to quality indie publishing, how his background touring in bands influenced his work ethic, author tips for expanding your audience and making the most of conventions, influential cult films, as well as an Octoborror lightning round! It’s a Halloween themed expletive laden coven of Octoborror awesome!

Jeff O’Brien on Facebook

Read Jeff’s Books Free on Kindle Unlimited

Past episodes you may want to check out:

Octoborror interview with zombie fiction Armand Rosamilia

Octoborror interview with horror editor Ellen Datlow

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We continue our month-long focus on horror (we call it Octoborror), and this time we’re joined by author and podcaster Armand Rosamilia! Armand is the author of multiple novels and short stories, including the popular zombie fiction series known as DYING DAYS. Armand is also the host of two podcasts, including the Arm Cast Dead Sexy Horror Podcast, as well as The Mondo Method Podcast. We chat with Armand about his success as a full-time hybrid author, the state of horror, the necessity of gore,  what influence The Walking Dead may have had towards the rise of zombie fiction, tips for attending conventions, utilizing social media, and much more! Find Armand online at ArmandRosamilia.com, and check out his podcasts at ProjectiRadio.com!

Past episodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Horror Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Podcaster Dave Robison

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Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 
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We break from our usual programming to bring a special presentation: a panel conversation talking about mental health and the arts. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD - for many, maintaining daily optimal mental health can be a struggle. In March of 2016, the SFF community was shocked by the sudden loss of author Logan L. Masterson at his own hand, an act preceded by a final plea on social media. In this panel, we speak frankly about the subject of mental health and its role in the arts community, perceptions and misconceptions, mental illness as its portrayed in media, writing characters dealing with mental illness, and tips for those struggling to cope or who may know someone who is. We’re joined by urban fantasy author Kat Richardson, SFF author Raven Oak, and moderated by author Kristi Charish along with blogger Rob Matheny.  To find out more or to get help,visit projectsemicolong.org, or suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

 

Kat Richardson / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Raven Oak / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Kristi Charish / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Rob Matheny / Twitter 

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We chat with Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall, author of A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER and A BLADE OF BLACK STEEL! Rob and Phil find out just who the hell Alex Marshall really is, what inspired the fresh worldbuilding in his CRIMSON EMPIRE series, some of the dark inspiration for past novels written as Jesse Bullington (including Korean cinema), using humor to balance the darker elements of speculative fiction, a sneak peek at Jesse’s short story in the forthcoming EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE anthology, not to mention an exciting round of Roll One Up, and more! You can find Jesse / Alex online at JesseBullington.com!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

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Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 
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Rob and Phil host another Grim Panel, this time we’re talking self-publishing! We’re joined by three authors who’ve decided to go the indie publishing route, Claire Frank, Brandon Draga, and Chad Ballard. Deciding to self-publish is an important choice for any author, so for this episode three awesome fantasy authors let us pick their brains on why they decided to keep it indie, what resources they utilize for both writing and marketing their work, we talk beta readers and critique groups, lessons learned along the way, best practices for finding success as a self-published author, social media tips, the importance of Amazon, and much more!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

Claire Frank / Brandon Draga / Chad Ballard

Links to sites mentioned during the panel:

Scribophile / Critters Workshop / Bookbub / Grimdark Fiction / r/Fantasy / Writer's Cafe / 99Designs

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On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Past panel episodes you should check out:

01Publishing / r/Fantasy / Extreme Horror / Metal & Dark Fiction

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Rob and Phil are joined by Jeff Salyards, author of the Bloodsounder’s Arc trilogy, and by far one of the most requested authors for the podcast. And for good reason, his novels SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER, VEIL OF THE DESERTERS, and CHAINS OF THE HERETIC have been hailed by r/Fantasy users as one the most underrated series around, and we happen to agree. Jeff drops by to chat about the series, collaborating with a publisher to create amazing cover art, the challenges of completing the series, authors taking risks professionally, the future of the Bloodsounder’s Arc universe, and what Jeff has coming up next. Find Jeff online at JeffSalyards.com, or on Twitter @JeffSalyards!

 

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

 

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Online at Facebook.com/TheGrimTidingsPodcast

On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Joe Abercromibe

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

Talking Community with r/Fantasy

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It’s a fresh episode of GTP, and this time we’re joined by Brian Staveley, author of the CHRONICLE OF THE UNHEWN THRONE trilogy, and the forthcoming prequel stand-alone novel from TOR Books, SKULLSWORN! During our interview we talk to Brian about completing his epic fantasy series, what to expect from the new novel set in the same story universe and the challenges of writing in first person, how Brian used big-ass birds to solve a common problem in fantasy fiction, Brian’s somewhat uncommon seven year path to publication, the challenges of creating sympathetic assassins, and much more – all capped off by another exciting round of the 30 Second Geek-Out! SKULLSWORN is available for pre-order on Amazon now! Find Brian online at bstaveley.wordpress.com, or on Twitter @BrianStaveley!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine,online at LocusMag.com.

Download on iTunesStitcher, or Podbean

Online at Facebook.com/TheGrimTidingsPodcast

On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Joe Abercromibe

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

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Rob and Phil are joined by fantasy author Bradley P. Beaulieu to talk about his latest novel OF SAND AND MALICE MADE, a prequel to TWELVE KINGS IN SHARAKHAI, an exciting new fantasy world inspired by Game of Thrones and the Arabian Nights. We discuss inspiration for the unique setting, the importance of writing strong female leads, the benefits of writing short fiction for anthologies, Bradley's tabletop gaming habit, a preview of a brand new trilogy, and much more. You can download OF SAND AND MALICE MADE on Amazon September 6th from DAW Books. Find Bradley online at Qullings.com, and on Twitter @bbeaulieu!

Bradley P. Beaulieu on Patreon!

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On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Kameron Hurley

Interview with Michael J. Sullivan & Robin Sullivan

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