Pants on or off?Feb 24, 2021
Pants On or Off: Sean Valiente
Sean Valiente is a debut fantasy author of the book, The Lightning Knight. He grew up in Maine and now lives north of Boston with his wife and their pets. By day, he works for a tech company as a finance professional, and by night he's dreaming up fantasy worlds.
Find him at: https://www.seanvaliente.com/
Pants On or Off: Madilynn Dale
Madilynn Dale is an Indie Author based out of Oklahoma City, OK. She writes a mix of paranormal, romance, and fantasy fiction. Reading has always been her passion, but writing has slowly crept in there to steal more focus. She always enjoyed writing when she was younger but never attempted to write a book. She is an easy-going person and enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also has a group of rescued pets, cats, and dogs, of various sizes. She has a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology /Sports Medicine and an Associates of Science degree as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.
Find her at: www.thechaptergoddess.com
Pants On or Off: Cully Mack
Cully Mack is a fantasy lover and student of myth, so it’s no wonder after completing her B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing and her Masters in Creative Writing she combined the three into the Voice that Thunders epic fantasy series where monsters crept into the world, myth was born, and magic first breathed.
When Cully's characters aren't invading her mind with unresolved conflicts and plot twists, she brings herself back into the real world where she enjoys travelling, reading and walking her dog in the forest. Cully is an advocate for following your dreams.
Pants On or Off: Laura Tolomei
Italian-born in 1965, Laura Tolomei lives near Barcelona, Spain, and is the author of 28+ books in her very particular and unique genre—Erotic Romance with an Edge. Her novels include, among others, the critically acclaimed scorching dark fantasy Virtus Saga, all ten books of it, along with the kindred spirits of both the ReScue and the Soulmate Series, not to mention her horror novels as well as a few historical ones. She has released works with such publishers as eXtasy Books, Whiskey Creek Press and Romance Divine LLC.
Amazon author https://www.amazon.com/author/lauratolomei
Author site https://www.lallagatta.com
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.
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: https://origonow.com/
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 https://www.dlandsborough.com
Find Archangel on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Archangel-Shadows-Advent-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07MHM2VNS/
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: https://www.versatile-layer.com/
or at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Davis/e/B07H61YT2X/
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.
Pants On or Off: Leslie Conzatti
Leslie Conzatti is a blogger, author, and avid enthusiast of all things book-related. Residing in the Pacific Northwest, she currently works as an elementary school paraeducator--leading small groups, supervising children outside the classroom, and providing in-class support for teachers.
Since 2013, she has been running a writing/review blog called "The Upstream Writer", where she posts original serials, excerpts from current and past projects, updates on her writing, and featured reviews of independently-published titles.
In 2016, she released her first fairy-tale re-telling, Princess of Undersea, a stand-alone fantasy re-telling of "The Little Mermaid." Since then, she has published a handful of stories in various anthologies, and in 2020, Leslie re-released Princess of Undersea as the first in a series, effectively launching The Undersea Saga, a 4-book collection of fairy tale re-tellings.
Books are Leslie's passion, and she endeavors to use her words to support and inspire children's imaginations, independent creatives, and quality literature wherever it happens.
Find Leslie's books here: https://www.amazon.com/Leslie-Conzatti/e/B08C1G68S3/
Word Keeper Alpha: https://www.wordkeeperalpha.com/
Pants On or Off: Alan J. Hesse
Based in biodiversity-rich Ecuador, Alan wears several hats: he is an author-illustrator, an educator and a conservation biologist. Alan’s work is inspired by the majesty and fragility of nature and the need to do everything we can to protect it.
Alan combines his artistic creativity with his technical experience and knowledge to create scientifically accurate, educational children’s books full of quirky, comic humour and fun action, and usually bearing a message about how everyone can help preserve Nature.
Alan draws the artwork in his comic or picture books by hand and then edits it all digitally.
He is the author of five educational comic books for middle grade children, among which his main ongoing focus is the Captain Polo series about climate change.
Alan is also the author of 3 climate change-themed picture books for children within the 6-8 age range.
Check it all out on Alan’s website, AJH Education Comics and Cartoons: https://alanhesse.com
Action Enforcer: http://e1kad.com/r/action-enforcer
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: https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-J.-Gilbert/e/B07WQK6C9Y
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: https://www.amazon.com/Scott-W-Kimak/e/B08CBJCRHQ/r
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: https://kayelleallen.com/books/
Creating Character Arcs: https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Character-Arcs-Masterful-Development-ebook/dp/B01M6VC68U/
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: https://www.amazon.com/Tavern-Dargath-Chronicles-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07PWTR89Q/
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: https://www.amazon.com/Advent-Zon-Book-One-Cudomerie-ebook/dp/B07DXKN24H/
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: https://www.amazon.com/Justin-Lee-Anderson/e/B00XZE8SYS/
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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082ZS53GQ/
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: https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Johnson/e/B006E4GRJE/
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" (http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/).
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: https://www.amazon.com/C.T.-Phipps/e/B00L32LLDY
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.
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 http://www.johnrosenman.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnBRosenman?ref=hl
Facebook Home Page: http://www.facebook.com/john.rosenman
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/John-B.-Rosenman/e/B001KMN69E
Check out one of his interviews at http://www.milscifi.com/files/inter-JBR-BS.htm. (Other interviews, a podcast, movie trailers, etc. can be found on his website.)
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: www.craigaprice.com (Join his mailing list for a FREE eBook) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CraigAPriceJr Twitter: @craigapricejr Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/CraigAPrice
Craig's StoryPlanner Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Op6Uq1ZkU
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: https://www.amazon.com/Christiane-Joy-Allison/e/B078JD9RQC/
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: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00YNTP4S2
The Art of Reading: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RNKWM8F/
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 https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Simpson/e/B000APMSW8/
Pants On or Off: Michael Ross
Today's guest is author Michael Ross.
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 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: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Ross/e/B075PGWMSK
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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FJ7287N
Pants On or Off: Alex G. Zarate
Alex G. Zarate: Active writer, dedicated novelist, philosopher, positive advocate, eccentric artist and keeper to the secrets of the universe.
Find Alex on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B003OUKL6Q
or elsewhere online: http://www.alexgzarate.com/
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 https://www.amazon.com/C-L-Gaber/e/B00HXVMFOI
Pants On or Off: Jonathon Lively
Today's guest is J.M. Lively, the author of The Last Soul, the first installment of the Oreniah Codex Series, a fantasy based epic trilogy.
Jonathon lives in Minnesota with his family and continues to explore the universe of Oreniah through writing novels.
J. M. Lively’s Amazon page: https://amzn.to/2GR9EBx
Pants On or Off: MJ Vieria
MJ Vieira resides in Central Iowa with her husband, Alan, son, AJ, their dog, Poopah, and cat, Sir Fluffabut. MJ is very proud of her home state of Maine and as a child, she traveled around the state with her parents.
This allowed her to see the vast history the New England state had to offer. As a teenager, she toured the nation while showing her American Quarter Horse, Truly Vested.
While traveling, she read many of the great authors of the time including JRR Tolkien, Stephen King, CS Lewis and Ann Rice. It is these writers combined with power of music, mainly hard rock and folk, MJ draws her inspiration.
In between writing, MJ enjoys reading, collecting music and attending concerts. MJ writes paranormal thriller, high fantasy, and horror. The majority of her books contain adult content. Reader discretion is advised.
MJ Vieira's Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/MJ-Vieira/e/B01I57NEKM/
The Scars Foundation: https://www.scarsfoundation.org/
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:
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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08951C6CK
Find 4theWords here: https://4thewords.com/
And Plottr here: https://plottr.com/
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 www.susanfaw.com, on twitter @susandfaw or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SusanFaw.
Find Seer of Souls here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M291J1U/
and Heart of Fjord here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JRS423F
Pants On or Off: Troy Young
Today's guest is author Troy Young.
Troy has been many things in his career. Shoe salesman, waiter, newspaper owner, children's performer, actor, elected official, policy advisor, CEO and university lecturer. Now he wants to try his hand at writing.
His first attempt at writing is a novel called The (Extra)ordinary Life of Jimmie Mayfield. The genesis for The (Extra)ordinary Life of Jimmie Mayfield came while going for a walk in Placida, Florida where his parents have a winter home. While he navigates the waters of seeking a publisher for that series of books, he is writing short stories and working on a fantasy series, The Companions of the Stone; the first book "The Stone of Death" is out on September 1, 2020. Also published in September is a space western, "The Seeker of Solace".
Currently, if you are a fan of Lovecraftian Horror, you can delve into his series, The Other. The first compilation is now available, as are the individual stories of book 2. Book two should be available this October, with book 3 available in 2021.
Troy lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and dog.
The Seeker of Solace: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DYD4KWG/
The Stone of Death: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DYGCP86/
The Other: Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082QNT8M1/
The Other: Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08K3LZJ34
Pants On or Off: Daryl J. Ball
Born in Ontario, Canada in 1977, Daryl J Ball has spent many of his years with one feline pal or another. He developed a love for reading at a young age especially in regards to Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KP78FSL/
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: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Cult-Soul-Sorrows-Book-ebook/dp/B08G7JQ7RD/
Pants On or Off: Aaron Hodges
Aaron Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand. He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to quit his job in 2014 and see the world.
One year later, he published his first novel - Stormwielder - while in Guatemala. Since then, he has honed his skills while travelling through parts of SE Asia, India, North and South America, Turkey and Europe, and now has over a dozen works to his name. Today, his adventures continue...
Find War Bringer here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08653PM1L/
Pants On or Off: Poppy Kuroki
Poppy Kuroki is a professional ghostwriter and editor. She loves books, Dungeons & Dragons, and playing video games. She currently lives in Enoshima, Japan with her husband and dreams of owning a dog.
Find Oath on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oath-Black-Diamond-Poppy-Kuroki-ebook/dp/B08K9133R3
Find Oath on Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/oath-a-black-diamond-novel
Find Oath on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1046008
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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MNTS39L
Pants On or Off: Nikki Nelson-Hicks
Nikki Nelson-Hicks was born in Nashville, TN but has lived in California, Budapest, Muscat and stopped in a half a dozen places in between; she doesn’t really call any place home.
She’s married to a former USMC Sniper who currently does Roman reenactments, so her garage looks like the set of Spartacus vomited in there. She has two adult children: One of them is a professional illustrator and the other one is doomed to be as weird as his mother. She shares her domicile with five cats and two dogs; two Roombas have choked to death on their fur.
She is a writer of a fistful of genres. She’s written horror, scifi, steampunk, mystery, and has one Sherlock Holmes story under her belt (but two others in the making). Much like her past, she doesn’t settle in one trope for very long. Imagination is a big place, why settle for one story?
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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: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53528309-red-dennis
Pants On or Off: JMD Reid
J.M.D. Reid has been a long-time fan of Fantasy ever since he read The Hobbit way back in the fourth grade. His head has always been filled with fantastical tales, and he is eager to share the worlds dwelling in his dreams with you.
Reid is long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest in and around the City of Tacoma. The rainy, gloomy atmosphere of Western Washington, combined with the natural beauty of the evergreen forests and the looming Mount Rainier, provides the perfect climate to brew creative worlds and exciting stories!
When he's not writing, Reid enjoys playing video games, playing D&D and listening to amazing music.
Diamond Stained, book one of The Secret of the Jewels, can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085X3PHYB
Pants On or Off: AF Stewart
A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. The youngest in a family of seven children, she always had an overly creative mind and an active imagination.
She favours the dark and deadly when writing—her genres of choice being fantasy and horror—but she has been known to venture into the light on occasion. As an indie author, she’s published novellas and story collections, with a few side trips into poetry.
Pants On or Off: PD Alleva
PD Alleva is a science fiction, horror, speculative fiction, and thriller writer who enjoys a great conspiracy theory, is an avid reader, and a fan of ancient aliens and alien lore.
He has a new dystopian science fiction series set to launch on October 7th, The Rose Vol. 1.
He lives in South Florida with his wife, four children, two dogs and two cats.
He can be reached through his website and mailing list at https://pdalleva.com.
Pants On or Off: Connie B. Dowell
Connie B. Dowell is an author of cozy mysteries and nonfiction for writers, as well as an editor, and book coach. She hosts Book Echoes, a podcast about making and selling great books while building a workable creative life. When not working, Connie is busy raising two wiggly preschoolers and playing violin badly.
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And for a free copy of Writing Without Childcare, visit https://bookechoes.com/writingwithoutchildcare
Pants On or Off: Stephanie West
Today's Guest is Science Fiction Romance author Stephanie West.
Writing is my hobby. As a child, I had a hard time learning to read, so anything I took an interest in was deemed acceptable.
I have always enjoyed fairy tales, the older unsanitized versions, as well as the modern ones, mythology, science fiction, action and romance. As I read, my mind wanders, spinning its own tales. So, I figured I'd share my ramblings with you.
The books I write contain little snippets from my life. I leave it to you to decide which scenes are fact, fiction, or a bit of both. I am far braver and bolder than is likely sensible, so my heroines are just as gutsy.
I'd probably be categorized as an adrenaline junky. My life has been an adventure. I've done archaeology in the hot sun, am well versed with power tools, took Tae Kwon Do in college, have ridden on a Harley with a dark stranger, but never met an alien, vampire or shifter, that I know of.
It is my greatest hope you finish each story inspired to make your dreams come true no matter how impossible they may seem. Thank you for going on this journey with me and here’s to the imagination and a little daydream.
Pants On or Off: Jade Waltz
Jade Waltz lives in Illinois with her husband, two sons, and her three crazy cats. She loves knitting, playing video games, and watching Esports. Jade’s passions include the arts, green tea and mints — all while writing and teaching marching band drill in the fall. Jade has always been an avid reader of the fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi genres and wanted to create worlds she always wanted to read.
She writes character driven romances within detailed universes, where happily-ever-afters happen for those who dare love the abnormal and the unknown. Their love may not be easy—but it is well worth it in the end.