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By Elin Wyn

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Pants On or Off: Craig A. Price Jr.

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Jul 28, 202120:33
Pants On or Off: Anne C. Miles

Pants On or Off: Anne C. Miles

Anne C. Miles, an award-winning author, was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, fifty years ago. She successfully avoided writing fiction for years by blogging and extensive journaling. However, one day, she logged into a writing site and scribbled. She kept going, and now cannot stop. Her book, Sorrowfish, was named Best Fantasy of 2019 by Indies Today.

Anne lives near Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Rodney. When Anne isn't working or writing, she plays violin badly and spoils her four grandchildren.

She is hard at work on the next book of her series, The Call of the Lorica.

Jul 21, 202109:06
Pants On or Off: Keri Brown

Pants On or Off: Keri Brown

Keri Brown is a lover of history, mystery, and lore, which shows in her writing. She lives with her husband and children south of Chicago, and enjoys collecting 80's and 90's memorabilia.

Find her at:

Jul 14, 202107:52
Pants On or Off: D. William Landsborough

Pants On or Off: D. William Landsborough

Douglas has been obsessed with fantasy since his dad gave him the three books in R.A. Salvatore's Dark Elf trilogy, way back when he was in grade school. Those books immersed him in a genre that created a love for reading and writing, one that led to where he is today. Along the way, Douglas has become a Dungeon Master, a freelance editor and blog writer, and even more of a nerd--if such a thing is possible--than when he first finished that trilogy.

Douglas currently lives in Ontario, Canada. When not writing, editing, or indulging in video games or horror movies, he can usually be found on Twitter (@dwlandsborough) or on his website

Find Archangel on Amazon at:

Jul 07, 202109:13
Pants On or Off: Thomas K. Davis

Pants On or Off: Thomas K. Davis

Thomas K. Davis writes fast-paced, character driven Sci-Fi. His Versatile Layer series has been described as Romeo & Juliet meets Star Wars in a thoughtfully crafted and unique universe.

Find his work at:

or at Amazon:

Jun 30, 202105:45
Pants On or Off: Holly Bargo

Pants On or Off: Holly Bargo

Holly Bargo has been writing stories since she learned the alphabet and could hold a pencil. She started submitting fantasy and science fiction short stories to magazines as a teenager, received encouraging feedback from editors, and finally received validation as a writer when she won a national writing contest with a flash fiction story titled "Silence." Her first book, an epic fantasy, was published in 1995 and promptly fizzled, and the publisher went belly up. She admits the book should never have been published. As happens to many people, the obligations of adulthood put Holly's literary ambitions on the back burner for many years until she self-published Rowan, the first book of the Tree of Life trilogy in 2014. Today, Holly writes romance and often mixes it with fantasy and science fiction. She has released over 20 titles since 2014, all available on Amazon.

Holly Bargo, a pseudonym adopted from the registered name of a temperamental Appaloosa mare, has been married for over 30 years. She and her husband have two adult children, one living in Alabama and the other in Alaska. They live on a hobby farm in southwest Ohio with a menagerie of cats, horses, and one very big dog.

Jun 23, 202106:52
Pants On or Off: Leslie Conzatti
Jun 16, 202116:34
Pants On or Off: Alan J. Hesse
Jun 09, 202112:27
Pants On or Off: Barbara Gilbert

Pants On or Off: Barbara Gilbert

Barbara Gilbert is an Army brat who was born in Ft. Jackson, SC.

After graduating high school in 1985 she entered the United States Air Force, serving seven years before being medically retired.

While running a family computer business Barbara completed her bachelor’s degree in business management and Computer Information Systems and was later offered a teaching position at a charter high school.

There she taught English, computer apps, computer repair, consumer math, physics, and earth science.  In the public school system, Barbara taught computer courses, web design, and principle of business.

Moving back to her spiritual home in Montana she again taught Earth Science and Computer Applications (MAC), until a second medical disability ended her teaching career.

Barbara’s hobbies in photography, painting, Ham Radio, SCUBA Diving, and a host of other interests keeps her busy on Good Days, and she manages to get by on the bad ones.

Writing got started with a NaNoWriMo challenge to her sons.

Find her books at:

Jun 02, 202106:31
Pants On or Off: Scott W. Kimak

Pants On or Off: Scott W. Kimak

Scott W. Kimak is a writer, a history teacher, and a Kung Fu master. he came up with the story "I call him - HIM" when he was a teenager but failed miserably to put pen to paper. It took nearly forty years for to make a second attempt. This time the words flowed unrestrained. He lives in Harlingen Texas with the love of his life Diana, their four children, and six annoying pets.

Find him at:

May 26, 202117:00
Pants On or Off: Kayelle Allen

Pants On or Off: Kayelle Allen

Kayelle Allen is an American science fiction author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr. She is the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers - a peer mentoring group for authors, and the owner of Romance Lives Forever, a book blog going strong since 2010. She's also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she's tenured.

Find her books at:

Creating Character Arcs:

May 19, 202120:18
Pants On or Off: Deston J. Munden

Pants On or Off: Deston J. Munden

Today's guest is author Deston J. Munden.

Deston "D.J." Munden is a fantasy and science fiction author, living near the Outerbanks of North Carolina. Somewhere in the vague realm of his late twenties and early thirties, he lives with his brother in a small house in the woods where he taught himself how to imagine and write down worlds with orcs, swords, and magic (and sometimes mutants and spaceships and all the above). When he's not writing, he's playing video games with his best buds, crushing folks as a pretend orc rolling multi-sided dice, eating double his weight in food, trying out new recipes, collecting and wearing samurai or ninja memorabilia and watching as much anime and reading as much manga as possible.

Find his work at:

May 12, 202107:02
Pants On or Off: Kevin Buckner

Pants On or Off: Kevin Buckner

Today's guest is author Kevin Buckner.

Kevin lives in the Salt Lake City, Utah area with his wife and two children. He works as a Technical Consultant for a clinical laboratory. He has published one novel and has two in progress. One is the second book in his fantasy series, the other is dystopian sci-fi. His writing is inspired by role-playing games and his dreams.  He enjoys playing games of all kinds with his family and friends, painting minifigures, doing puzzles, playing guitar, and knitting.

You can find his work at:

May 05, 202108:23
Pants On or Off: Justin Lee Anderson

Pants On or Off: Justin Lee Anderson

Today's guest is author Justin Lee Anderson.

Justin spent 15 years as a professional writer and editor before his debut novel, Carpet Diem, was published in 2015. It became a best-seller and won a 2018 Audie award. His second book, The Lost War, was shortlisted in the 2019 Booknest Awards and a finalist in the 2020 SPFBO competition. Since 2018 he has been writing full time, alongside working on scripts with his wife, Juliet, who he met through a BBC scriptwriting contest.

Find his works at:

May 03, 202123:12
Pants On or Off: Chris Lodwig

Pants On or Off: Chris Lodwig

Today's guest is author Chris Lodwig, who recently published his debut sci-fi novel, Systemic.

Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, daughter, dog, lizard, and an unlikely number of shrimp.

He spent his younger years playing music, frequenting Burning Man, throwing art parties and parades, and clandestinely installing monoliths and other art in local parks.

He has spent the last twenty-three years at technology companies in the greater Seattle area.

He has degrees in both Comparative History of Ideas and Communications from the University of Washington.

Find Systemic on Amazon:

Apr 28, 202116:13
Pants On or Off: Mark Johnson

Pants On or Off: Mark Johnson

Today's guest is author Mark Johnson.

Mark lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his coffee machine, his wife and two children. He studied, traveled, then worked as a high school teacher before getting into writing and publishing. He's fascinated with the origins of the world's religions and how ancient cultures have shaped our world. He chose fantasy because it’s the best way of telling the truth, without telling the truth.

Find him on Amazon at:

Apr 21, 202110:48
Pants On or Off: CT Phipps

Pants On or Off: CT Phipps

C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on "The United Federation of Charles" (

He's the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer's Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.

Find his books on Amazon at:

Apr 14, 202107:41
Pants On or Off: A.A. Warne

Pants On or Off: A.A. Warne

A. A. Warne writes elaborate, strange, dark and twisted stories. In other words, speculative fiction. 

Located at the bottom of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia; Amanda was born an artist and grew up a painter before deciding to study pottery.

But it wasn't until she found the art of the written word that her universe expanded. 

A graduate of Western Sydney University in arts, Amanda now spends her time wrestling three kids and writing full time.


Apr 07, 202111:10
Pants On or Off: John B. Rosenman

Pants On or Off: John B. Rosenman

Today's guest is John B. Rosenman

John was an English professor at Norfolk State University where he designed and taught a course in how to write Science fiction and Fantasy. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Horror Writers Association and has published 250 stories in places such as Weird Tales, Whitley Strieber’s Aliens, Fangoria, Galaxy, Endless Apocalypse, The Age of Wonders, and the Hot Blood erotic horror series. John has published two dozen books, including SF action-adventure novels such as Beyond Those Distant Stars, Speaker of the Shakk, A Senseless Act of Beauty, Alien Dreams, and the Inspector of the Cross series (Crossroad Press). He has also published a four-book box set, The Amazing Worlds of John B. Rosenman (MuseItUp Publishing). In addition, he has published two mainstream novels, The Best Laugh Last (McPherson & Company) and the Young Adult The Merry-Go-Round Man (Crossroad Press). Recently, he completed a science-fiction novel Dreamfarer which is the first in a new series.

Two of John’s major themes are the endless, mind-stretching wonders of the universe and the limitless possibilities of transformation—sexual, cosmic, and otherwise.

Visit his website at




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Check out one of his interviews at  (Other interviews, a podcast, movie trailers, etc. can be found on his website.)

Apr 01, 202124:39
Pants On or Off: Craig A. Price Jr.

Pants On or Off: Craig A. Price Jr.

Craig A. Price Jr. is a USA Today Bestselling Author. His novel, The Crimson Claymore, an Epic Fantasy Adventure novel that has garnered millions of reads, was featured in fantasy, had more than 17,000 votes, and more than 1,000 comments/reviews on the social networking platform for readers and writers, Wattpad.

He grew up in the Pacific Northwest, as well as lived in Utah for several years during the winter Olympics of 2002. He now lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast with his beautiful wife and two sons.

Visit his website at: (Join his mailing list for a FREE eBook)  Facebook: Twitter: @craigapricejr Wattpad:


Craig's StoryPlanner Tutorial:

Mar 19, 202120:59
Pants On or Off: Christiane Joy Allison

Pants On or Off: Christiane Joy Allison

Christiane Joy Allison is a multi-award-winning author, activist, public speaker and the current President of the Alaska Writers Guild. She lives with her sprawling, loving family in the beautiful state of Alaska. In 2018, Christiane was the proud recipient of both a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award and an Alaska Writers Guild Lin Halterman Memorial Grant. Her first children's picture book won 5 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. She's making her debut in dystopian science fiction and cyberpunk with The Infinitus Saga.  Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, she understands the struggle of disability and carries that understanding into the protagonists in the series.

Find her on Amazon:

Mar 10, 202113:52
Pants On or Off: J.D. Cunegan

Pants On or Off: J.D. Cunegan

J.D. Cunegan is known for his unique writing style, a mixture of murder mystery and superhero epic that introduces the reader to his comic book-inspired storytelling and fast-paced prose. 

A 2006 graduate of Old Dominion University, Cunegan has an extensive background in journalism, a lengthy career in media relations, and a lifelong love for writing. Cunegan lives in Hampton, Virginia, and next to books and art, his big passion in life in auto racing. 

When not hunched in front of a keyboard, scratching a pencil over a piece of paper, or with his nose stuck in a book, Cunegan can probably be found at a race track or watching a race on TV.

Amazon profile:

The Art of Reading:

Mar 03, 202123:28
Pants On or Off: Patricia Simpson

Pants On or Off: Patricia Simpson

Patricia Simpson has won numerous awards for her fiction, including Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, Career Achievement Award, was nominated for Best Indie Paranormal of the Year, and has been a finalist in the RITA awards.

Her Scottish husband encourages her to accompany him on his business trips around the world, and Patricia loves to go with him to scope out intriguing places for the settings of her books.

Patricia has a degree in graphic design and loves to paint almost as much as she loves to write. She is also a shameless karaoke addict.

Find Patricia on Amazon

Feb 24, 202111:13
Pants On or Off: Michael Ross

Pants On or Off: Michael Ross

Today's guest is author Michael Ross.

He says:

It was a clairvoyant who strongly suggested I try writing, I did, and I haven't looked back.

I'm multigenre AND a 'pantser', someone who writes by the seat of my pants!

To date I have published:

A classic epic fantasy
A comedy.
A true-life story.
Short scary stories
Adventure books for 9 to 14 year-olds
A range of books for 3 to 6 year-olds
Books about Fairy Adventures

I won the 2019 Independent Audiobook Awards held in Kansas City
I was a finalist in the 2020 SABA Book awards in 2 categories:
1. Best Author Non-Fiction
2. Best Audiobook Narrator
I developed a board game to accompany my Epic fantasy series.
I built a huge fairy garden to publicize my Big Fairy Adventures series

I have always been a professional actor in theatre, TV and film,
and it has led onto me being established as a voice actor/ audio book narrator.

To relax, I'm a qualified snow ski instructor, hang glider pilot, and regularly get beaten at chess by one of my sons!

Find him at:

Feb 19, 202110:41
Pants On or Off: Justin Fike

Pants On or Off: Justin Fike

Justin Fike has been hooked on stories since his grandma first starting tucking him in with tales of her life on the South Dakota prairie swimming in his head. He grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and was blessed with a mother who didn't complain when he came home from the woods covered in mud and burs, and a father who told him the stories that sent him out there in the first place.

Justin has a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Oxford University and is the author of The Farshore Chronicles, a fast-paced adventure fantasy series featuring the misadventures of a sassy thief and her band of misfit companions in a new world filled with magic and monsters.

Justin lives in Colorado with his amazing wife and two pixies in disguise who allow him to claim them as his daughters at parties.

Find the Farshore Chronicles here:

Feb 17, 202119:34
Pants On or Off: Alex G. Zarate
Jan 27, 202105:38
Pants On or Off: CL Gaber

Pants On or Off: CL Gaber

CL Gaber is the author of the best selling Ascenders Saga, which is being developed for TV. She's also the author of the spin off book, The Claires.

CL's day job is working for the New York Times wire covering the film beat, which is a job she has done for over 25 years and counting. She interviews A list celebs about their current movie and TV projects.

CL lives and writes in Nevada. Her latest, "Ascenders: X-Catcher" (Book Five) comes out in March 2021.

Find her on Amazon at

Jan 20, 202112:38
Pants On or Off: Jonathon Lively
Jan 13, 202118:15
Pants On or Off: MJ Vieria
Jan 06, 202108:32
Pants On or Off: Christopher Keene

Pants On or Off: Christopher Keene

Today's guest is author Christopher Keene.

While studying for his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand native Christopher Keene took the school’s creative writing course in the hopes of someday seeing his own books on the shelves of his favorite bookstores. 

He is now the author of The Dream State Saga, as well as his new epic fantasy War of Kings and Monsters and the Super Dungeon novelization The Midnight Queen.

He's received two honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future competition and won first place in a creative writing competition for the University of Canterbury.

Find his books at:

Dec 30, 202006:24
Pants On or Off: Katie Cherry

Pants On or Off: Katie Cherry

Katie Cherry was born in Utah and still resides there, though with a nomadically-inclined husband, that’s likely to change before too long. Wherever they live, he’s happy to stick by her side and even supports her in her writing by deepening worldbuilding, helping Katie chase down any elusive words, checking story continuity, and more.

While fairly new to the career of being an author, having first published in October 2018, Katie has been writing novels since she was thirteen. In the years leading up to her first foray into writing seriously, fantasy books were devoured at a rate nearly alarming to her teachers, librarians, and others. Soon, she found her supply diminishing far too quickly. Now, she creates more fantasy stories that her younger self would have ached to read!

While Katie’s books are family friendly, she doesn’t shy away from having realistic characters with realistic struggles. Themes of depression and anxiety can be found in her main characters, though they certainly don’t let that struggle keep them from accomplishing what they set their minds to! You’ll find a lot of yourself in the characters in Katie’s books, giving you the distinct feeling that YOU are the hero in each adventure.

Click for the Crystal Dragon Saga:

Find 4theWords here:

And Plottr here:

Dec 23, 202011:47
Pants On or Off: Susan Faw

Pants On or Off: Susan Faw

Susan loves to bring new worlds and fantasy adventures to young adults and inspire them to join her on her make believe journeys. As often as not, you will find a book in one hand a cup of tea in the other. That is, when she is not chasing away the bears that like to visit her northern Ontario home.

Winner of the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize for Best Young Adult Fiction of 2016 (Seer of Souls, Chanticleer Reviews) she is actively crafting stories that sing in your memory.

You can find Susan at, on twitter @susandfaw or on Facebook at

Find Seer of Souls here:

and Heart of Fjord here:

Dec 16, 202017:14
Pants On or Off: Troy Young
Dec 09, 202020:13
Pants On or Off: Daryl J. Ball
Dec 02, 202008:51
Pants On or Off: Darian Smith

Pants On or Off: Darian Smith

Darian Smith is a fantasy writer from New Zealand with his wife who is also a qualified counsellor and works with people who have neuromuscular conditions.  He is the author of the Agents of Kalanon series as well as The Psychology Workbook for Writers.

He has won two Koru Awards, a Sir Julius Vogel Award, and assorted short story competitions, and was a finalist in SPFBO (The Self Published Fantasy Blog Off).

He can also be seen on television shows such as Legend of the Seeker and Spartacus where he is invariably a henchman of some kind and is most easily recognized on screen while being murdered by Spartacus.

Find Battle's Legacy here:

Nov 25, 202011:18
Pants On or Off: Robert Cano

Pants On or Off: Robert Cano

A unique new author and poet who hearkens back to the world of the classics, Robert Cano also brings his poetic voice to his prose as he scribbles his stories down in small and barely legible scrawlings.  The world he has created is inspired by the likes of Tolkien, Le Guin, or Shelley. 

Building his world with incredible depth of lore and fascinating characters of all types and races, Cano’s artwork is of a classical mindset. Calming despite, or perhaps because of, the darkness with which he writes.  Find yourself in that mindset and travel a world of beauty through the lens of suffering.  Perhaps it comes from a cathartic effort to wrestle with his own demons, but Cano’s words are felt, sometimes they feel like a hug, and other times his words might pierce our soul. 

His poetic voice is visible through his use of metaphor and ability to describe things in a way the reader can see unfolding, almost as if right before their eyes.  Truly an archaic stylization to his voice, Cano is an author worth reading.  For his are words are presented in a way that today’s authors no longer care for. 

However, this also requires a very special reader.  Are you this reader?  Are his words for you?

Click here for The Shadow Cult:

Nov 18, 202012:54
Pants On or Off: Aaron Hodges
Nov 11, 202015:26
Pants On or Off: Poppy Kuroki
Nov 04, 202004:45
Pants On or Off: Jan Kotouč

Pants On or Off: Jan Kotouč

Jan Kotouč is a Czech author of space operas, military SF and alternative history. His first novel was published in 2009 and since then he has written a number of novels in Czech. Frontiers of the Imperium is the first book in his latest series, the Central Imperium. He is one of the handful Czech writers who has found success on the English-speaking market. Apart from writing, he teaches at a university and is a popular speaker at a number of conventions.

He lives in Prague with his wife and two bunnies.

Find Frontiers of the Imperium here:

Oct 28, 202012:13
Pants On or Off: Nikki Nelson-Hicks
Oct 21, 202019:10
Pants On or Off: Eric Shapiro

Pants On or Off: Eric Shapiro

Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. Called "the next Philip K. Dick" by author Kealan Patrick Burke, Shapiro is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. 

His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which has received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels. 

He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

His latest release, Red Dennis, can be found at:

Oct 14, 202015:34
Pants On or Off: JMD Reid
Oct 07, 202011:42
Pants On or Off: AF Stewart
Sep 30, 202010:30
Pants On or Off: PD Alleva
Aug 26, 202011:59
Pants On or Off: Connie B. Dowell
Aug 19, 202016:11
Pants On or Off: Stephanie West
Apr 22, 202014:36
Pants On or Off: Jade Waltz
Apr 08, 202019:50