The Grim Tidings Podcast Your podcast for all things Grimdark and more!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

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! Unlike candy corn, this episode will not give you a stomach ache.

Jeff O’Brien on Facebook

Read Jeff’s Books Free on Kindle Unlimited

New Kink Books

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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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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