Archive for the 'dark fantasy' Category

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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Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Stephens

Interview with Josiah Bancroft

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

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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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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.

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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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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!

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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’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

ARCHIVOS Story App, online at Archivos.Digital

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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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!

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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 kick off Octoborror with the award winning short fiction editor Ellen Datlow! During our chat we talk about the process of creating anthologies, namely Nightshade Book’s latest BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOL.8, a compilation of 2015’s best horror stories edited Ellen Datlow. Ellen’s been editing anthologies for over 35 year (which adds up to over 100 titles!) and she just so happened to win her SEVENTH Hugo Award. We discuss why Ellen thinks we’re living in a “golden age of short horror fiction”, the differences between dark fantasy and horror fiction, tips for writers trying to break into the horror short fiction market, and more. Find Ellen on Twitter, or online at EllenDatlow.com

This interview is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine. Online at LocusMag.com.

Past interviews you might want to check out:

 
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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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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.

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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 Jinx Strange and Renee Asher Pickup from Dirge Magazine, the premier dark culture magazine, covering counterculture arts and entertainment, lifestyle, editorials, and more! We discuss why and how Dirge got started, why they refuse to embrace clickbait journalism, how a story goes from concept to print,how their utilizing Patreon to fund their efforts, news about their forthcoming fiction imprint with author Richard Lee Byers, and what we can expect from their serial fiction feature. Head over to DirgeMag.com to check them out, and be sure to like them on PatreonFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Check out Dirge Magazine's latgest Kickstarter!

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Past episodes you should check out:

Inside Grimdark Magazine

Grim Panel: 01Publishing

Grim Panel: Extreme Horror

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