Archive for the 'urban fantasy' Category

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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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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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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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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Download on iTunesStitcher, or Podbean

Online at 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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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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