Finding the Magic Book Podcast
By Tricia Copeland
I write young adult fantasy and sci-fi dystopian, as well as fun and inspiring romances. Listen in as I highlight books and authors from these genres as well as mysteries, thrillers, and horror. Find me and intro to my books at triciacopeland.com or all my links at linktr.ee/triciacopeland
Finding the Magic Book PodcastSep 21, 2021
S3 E8 with Fantasy Author Jeff Wheeler
Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Jeff Wheeler is a writer, husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He took an early retirement from my career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He lives in the Rocky Mountains and you can usually find him at Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con or at writers conferences like Storymakers, Inkers Con, and Teen Author Boot Camp.
Find all his books at: https://jeff-wheeler.com/
S3 E9 with Sci-Fi Author J.Z. Pitts
"J.Z. Pitts explodes onto the science fiction scene and hits the ground running. Virtual Rebel makes a bold statement that Pitts is an author with a bright and promising future. This book needs to be read by everyone. This is a standout book that deserves your attention. This series will be huge."- Joseph Cruz, Author of The Red Tomorrow science fiction series.
I'm Ava McNealy, and I'm addicted to The Haven, an immersive virtual reality program. Who cares if tyrannical aliens rule the Earth when there are endless digital worlds to explore, monsters to fight, and team-ups with friends.
But when my father is arrested as a rebel, everything changes. Desperate to save him from execution, I embark on a perilous journey through treacherous levels and uncharted realms within The Haven, where everything is not as it seems.
Will my audacious quest be successful? Can I unravel the secrets of The Haven in time? The fate of my father, and perhaps the course of history itself, hangs in the balance.
Find the book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/199439423-virtual-rebel
S3 E7 with Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author William C. Tracy
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William C. Tracy writes tales of the Dissolutionverse: a science fantasy series about planets connected by music-based magic instead of spaceflight. This series currently includes a three-book epic space opera cycle. It also includes five novelettes and novellas, including a coming of age story, tales of political intrigue, a Sherlock Holmes-like mystery, a Jules Verne style adventure. Several books include LGBT-friendly elements.
His first epic fantasy from NineStar Press is Fruits of the Gods, about a land where magic comes from seasonal fruit, and two sisters plot to take down a corrupt government.
William is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has a master's in mechanical engineering, and has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery. He has also trained in Wado-Ryu karate since 2003, and runs his own dojo in Raleigh NC. He is an avid video and board gamer, a reader, and of course, a writer.
In his spare time, he cosplays with his wife such combinations as Steampunk Agent Carter and Jarvis, Jafar and Maleficent, and Doctor Strange and the Ancient One. They also enjoy putting their pets in cute little costumes and making them cosplay for the annual Christmas card.
You can get a free Dissolutionverse short story by signing up for William's mailing list at http://williamctracy.com/contact-me/
Or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wctracy for writing updates, cat pictures, and thoughts on martial arts.
S3 E6 with author J.L. Hendricks
From J.L. - I am an independent author, writing urban fantasy, paranormal, and cozy mystery, and began my career in 2016. The Eclipse Series was my first foray into writing, and I am very excited to share Book 1, Eclipse of the Warrior. I currently am writing full time, but before I started writing I had a successful career as a Purchasing Manager and Contracts Administrator. And am very proud to have served in the US Army before I went to college.
I am a graduate of the International Business program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Which is perfect because I have always been a bit of a rebel, but now I am an official Running Rebel!
I hope my stories entertain you and can bring a laugh on occasion. I am not writing great literature intended to rival Ann Rice or Jane Austen. But I do hope you enjoy the stories rattling around my head.
Find all her books here: https://jlhendricksauthor.com/
S3 E5 with YA fantasy author Katie Cross
Discover the world of Alkarra with Katie Cross. Learn all about these young adult fantasy books and their characters with guest Katie Cross. For more on Katie Cross and the world of Alkarra, and a free first book, either audiobook or ebook, go to https://katiecrossbooks.com/.
Finding the Magic Book Podcast hosts authors to talk about their books, characters, and inspiration.
S3 E4 Finding the Magic Book Podcast with YA Author Allison Anderson
Listen in as Allison Anderson talks about her new young adult fantasy book release. Allison Anderson is a young adult author who just published her first release, The Spring Maiden. The Spring Maiden is a YA fantasy that combines Greek and Roman mythology, a light retelling of Hades and Persophone, and Regency era romance. The Spring Maiden is the first book in the Cartographer's War series. The second release is due out in March of 2024. If you love young adult fantasy check out Allison's new release at https://www.allisonandersonauthor.com/.
S3 E3 with Fantasy Author Brian Byrom
The world of Angels and Demons was unknown to Byrne and his makeshift family, but a very real Hell was about to land
right in their dining room. Travis’s insistence on a knowledge of
philosophy, theology, and warcraft was finally about to make sense.
When an unexpected visitor triggers a journey into a once hidden new world, a new reality floods Byrne and his family in dangerous adventures, ancient prophecies, forgotten legends, powerful enemies, and even stronger allies. As the Second Eight follow a trail of philosophical breadcrumbs directly into the heart of a perpetual war between Celestials and Infernals, they unearth incredible secrets while pursuing their newfound destinies, and together hope that loyalty, trust, and friendship prove greater than any mystical weapon.
S3 E2 with Kate Darroch Cozy Mystery Author
Living on the beautiful Devon Coastline, Kate melds her lifelong love of reading Cozy Sleuths with her love of writing and years of living in foreign climes to write Travel Cozies. Devon is such a friendly place living here is like living in a time warp. The strong sense of community takes Kate back in spirit to the Glasgow of her childhood - and that's how Màiri was born!
Màiri is a Scots Irish teacher whose home is Glasgow as it was in the 1970s, a time and place Kate recalls fondly. Passionate about Accessibility, Kate insists that all her writing is published in Large Print and Dyslexia Friendly editions, in addition to standard print, eBooks and audiobooks.
Find all her books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B09TR1NZML
Interview with D. J. Vargas, The Progeny Wars
Finding the Magic Book Podcast Season 3, Episode 1 with urban fantasy author D.J. Vargas learning about his The Progeny Wars series.
D.J. Vargas was born in South America to Caribbean parents and has lived on both U.S. coasts (prefers weather in the West, and the pizza in the East). D.J. is an avid reader of urban fantasy, high fantasy, and sci-fi. He has two sons who have entirely too much energy and attitude. His hobbies are playing and discovering new board games, growing an impressive collection of nerdy graphic T-shirts, watching movies, bowling, reading, and instructing his boys in the way of the Geek. D.J.’s background in philosophy, religious studies, and all things nerd allows him to infuse his creations with a unique and quirky point of view.
Find D. J. Vargas and The Progeny Wars at https://www.facebook.com/gzdjauthors or on Amazon
S2 E52 with Adult Fantasy, Horror, & Sci-Fi Author Monique Singleton
USA Today Best selling Author Monique Singleton writes compelling stories that mix fantasy with realistic psychological suspense and unique insights into the mind of the main characters.
As the daughter of a British soldier and his Dutch wife, Monique was born in an English military hospital in Germany. The family toured the world where she was exposed to different cultures in many countries. Finally settling down in the Netherlands she pursued a career in Art and later in ICT.
About six years ago Monique started to put the scenes she had running around in her head, down to paper.
Scenes led to a story, the story to a book, and the first book to a series.
In addition to her writing, Monique still holds down a full-time job as a business consultant. She lives in a beautiful old farmhouse in the south of Holland with her two sloppy monster dogs, some horses, and a cat.
The cat is the boss.
Find Monique and all her books here: https://moniquesingleton.com/
S2 E51 with YA Fantasy Author A. N. Sage
I'm so excited to have hosted A. N. Sage on my podcast. I think we may be separated at birth twins. More about A. N. Sage...
A.N. Sage is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy. She has spent most of her life waiting to meet a witch, vampire, or at least get haunted by a ghost. In between failed seances and many questionable outfit choices, she developed a keen eye for the extra-ordinary.
When not writing, she spends her free time reading and binge-watching television shows in her pajamas. Currently, she resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband who is not a creature of the night.
Find her and her books here: www.ansage.ca
S2 E50 With YA Fantasy Author Kay L. Moody
Kay L. Moody is the YA fantasy author of COURT OF BITTER THORN and THE ELEMENTS OF THE CROWN. Her books feature rich world building, slow burn romance, mythical creatures, and twisty plots.
As a lover of strong female characters, books, and the color pink, she enjoys diving into magical worlds where characters can overcome even their darkest struggles. She lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. Connect with Kay directly when you follow her on social media.
S2 E49 With All Things Tudor Deb Hunter
USA Today bestselling author and historian Deb Hunter writes as Hunter S. Jones. She owns the All Things Tudor publication, social media network and Facebook group which has over 30,000 members. She has been involved in academic projects at Harvard University, The University of Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and was part of the Dangerous Women Project developed by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Deb publishes independently as well as through traditional platforms, and has actively promoted the craft of historical writing through affiliation with many professional groups, including Society of Authors founded by Lord Tennyson, the Royal Historical Society, the Society of U.S. Intellectual History, the Atlanta Historical Society, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, She has just been added to the esteemed Atlanta Press Club which accepts journalists and authors of achievement.
She is currently represented by Past Preservers Casting, U.K. who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When she isn't writing, talking or tweeting about kings, queens and rock stars, she lives in Atlanta, Nashville and Chattanooga TN with her Scottish-born husband.
S2 E48 with Dystopian Author Lindsey Pogue
Beautifully broken characters.
Breathtaking love stories.
Raw emotion you can feel deep in your bones.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Fabulous reading! Fabulous characters that breathe life into every action and reaction! Fabulous writing from an author with an amazing imagination!" - Tome Tender Book Reviews
Lindsey Pogue is a genre-bending fiction author, best known for her soul-stirring, post-apocalyptic survival series, Savage North Chronicles and Forgotten Lands. As an avid romance reader with a master’s in history and culture, Lindsey’s adventures cross genres and push boundaries, weaving together facts, fantasy, and timeless love stories of epic proportions.
Lindsey is a dyslexic, taco loving nature girl who enjoys sunsets, bonfires, and a nice cold gin lemonade on a warm summer night. She wrote her first story about birds in 3rd grade, completed her first new adult manuscript in high school, and has been writing tales of love and friendship, history and adventure ever since. When she’s not plotting her next epic storyline, or dreaming up new, brooding characters, she’s wrapped in blankets watching monster flicks with her own leading man. Lindsey and her husband live in Northern California with their rescue cats, Beast and Blue.
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S2 E47 with Romance Author Parker J. Cole
Parker J Cole is an author, speaker, and radio host with an obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. An on and off Mountain Dew and marshmallows addict, she writes to fill the void the sugar left behind.
Visit her site at www.ParkerJCole.com
S2 E46 with Fantasy Author Carlyle Labuschagne
Carlyle is a USA Today bestselling author from South Africa, who has won an award for her SF fantasy series the Broken Trilogy. This series broke ground not only in her country but in many where the genre of SF is concerned. Mixing African tales into worlds most of her readers describe as highly imaginative and unique. Her Dystopian Romance book, Dead of Night is a multi-award nominated tale set in a world where love is outlawed, described by readers as breathing new life into the genre.
Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within each world she writes about. She loves creating villains you have a hate, love relationship with and always explores imperfection as a strength in her heroes and supporting characters.
Find Carlyle and her books here: https://carlylelabuschagnebooks.com/
S2 E45: With Sci-Fi & Horror Author P. D. Alleva
"This author delivers on each and every count. And he does it in style!" ~ Laura D. Child The Magic Book Corner (Top 5 Goodreads Reviewer)PD Alleva writes thrillers. Whether those thrillers are Sci-Fi Fantasy’s about Alien Vampires attempting to subjugate the human race, or steeped in a haunting horror novel, or an urban fantasy with supernatural themes, PD always provides readers with a profound, entertaining, and satisfying reader experience, in a new genre he has coined as alternative fiction. His novels blend mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with the supernatural, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD's attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He's been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts he describes are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD lives inside of his own universe, working diligently on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, The Rose Vol. II, the urban fantasy novella series, Girl on a Mission, and Jigglyspot and the Zero Intellect, PD’s upcoming horror thriller.
Find P. D. Alleva here: https://pdalleva.com/
S2 E44 with Illustrator & Mythical Artist Matt Maes
Matt Maes is the illustrator for the recently released YA mythology legend, Azreya, Aztec Priestess, written by Tricia Copeland. Matt Maes of Quantum Keyhole studio is a Mythical Painter and Creative Educator. The mission of Quantum Keyhole is to enhance the creative aspect in as many lives as possible. Matt aims to create art for people who share his love of myth and creativity. He endeavors to create ways for you to have deep, meaningful encounters with reflections of yourself. He believes that creativity lives within our spirits and is accessible to everyone, is a potential to be unlocked and shared with the world. He invites you to join in exploring worlds of wonder within the doorways of our spirits.
S2 E43 Interview with Author E. V. Everest
E.V. Everest is a tween to teen fantasy author. Ever since she discovered the summer reading program, she's been unstoppable. After all, if books contain worlds, she's pretty much an intergalactic traveler, right?
When she's not visiting other worlds or inventing her own, Evelina enjoys drinking too much coffee, playing her trombone, and petting her four fur babies.
Join E.V.'s newsletter and get a free novella! Learn more at www.evelinaeverest.com.
S2 E42 with Sci-Fi Author Thomas Kast
Thomas Kast is an award-winning independent photojournalist and illustrator based in Zurich, Switzerland and has published a number of photography art books.
Thomas spent a big part of his life in Israel, where he taught graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and other Israeli colleges.
An incongruous rhetorician with Asperger’s syndrome, Thomas always knows best despite all evidence pointing to the contrary.
Long time in the making, his debut novel — a philosophical science fiction piece, the Great Convergence — evokes many of the author’s real-life experiences fused with his unhinged fantasies.
Find all of Thomas's work at https://thomaskast.com/.
S2 E41 - With Fantasy Sci-Fi Author S. G. Blaise
S.G. was born in a faraway land of castles, monarchies and fallen dictatorships, aka Hungary. Hollywood movies were forbidden under Soviet oppression during her childhood, but her dad smuggled them in anyway, risking his life so that his children could experience the magic and hope inherent in those stories.
She watched rebellions unfold in real time. Journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean for love.
She ended up in sunny California, where she is living her dream — writing stories and annoying family member.
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S2 E40 - Interview with Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Claudia Blood
Claudia Blood’s love of epic fantasies led her from life as a research scientist right into that of an award-winning author. With works such as the Relic trilogy, Merged series, and the Supernatural Detective Agency, Claudia Blood’s work covers a wide range of genres and themes that have captivated many.
Juggling her roles as a wife, mom, and pet-wrangler doesn’t leave much free time, but what time Claudia has is filled to the brim with creating sci-fi and fantasy novels set in some worlds that are slightly familiar and some that are totally unique and new. Taking inspiration from all kinds of media, from Dungeons & Dragons to the Dresden Filesas well as Alan Dean Foster and so much more, Claudia Blood crafts stories that entice readers and keep them wondering what will happen next.
S2 E39 with MG, YA, and Adult Horror Author Kelly Martin
Today Kelly shared about her upcoming releases and an exclusive tidbit about her fall release, the title to her upcoming vampire novel which will be the first book in a trilogy.
Kelly Martin lives in a possibly haunted house in a small southern town. While she'd like to say paranormal things have only happened to her at her home, it would be a lie...
She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and author of horror, paranormal, contemporary, historical, young adult, and mysteries. All of Kelly's books have one thing in common-- imagine the real world is tilted slightly on its side. You don't really know what's going on, what's missing, but there is a tilt, a hum you can barely hear, telling you that something is off.
Find Kelly on her website at: http://www.kellymartinbooks.com/
On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kellymartinbooks
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KellyMartinBooks
S2 E38 with Urban Fantasy Author Dave Dobson
Find out the secret to how Dave names his chapters in our discussion about his urban fantasy books. A native of Ames, Iowa, Dave loves writing, reading, boardgames, computer games, improv comedy, pizza, barbarian movies, and the cheaper end of the Taco Bell menu. Also, his wife and kids.
Dave is the author of Snood, Snoodoku, Snood Towers, and other computer games. Dave first published Snood in 1996, and it became one of the most popular shareware games of the early Internet. He’s recently published some puzzle card games in the Doctor Esker’s Notebook series.
Dave taught geology, environmental studies, and computer programming at Guilford College for 24 years. He does improv comedy at the Idiot Box in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s also played the world’s largest tuba in concert. Not that that is relevant, but it’s still kinda cool.
Flames Over Frosthelm was Dave’s first novel, released in 2019. He followed it a year later with Traitors Unseen and The Outcast Crown, then Daros in 2021 and The Woeling Lass in 2022. He’s currently at work on another sci-fi novel and a contemporary thriller.
S2 E37 with Fantasy Author Carla Kerr
Carl lives in Ireland with a husband and three insane cats, teaches English, and enjoys cocktails, Pagan gatherings, superhero comics, shopping, and penpalling. Not necessarily all at the same time.
Swords and sorcery is where she likes to live, but I hope to do more actual writing than staring at a blank screen and daydreaming. Watch this space!
If you're joining me for the ride, welcome, and I hope you enjoy it.
Find all of Carla's book with her Amazon author page here: https://www.amazon.com/Carla-Kerr/
S2 E36 - Interview with Romance Author Angela Cairns
Thank you for your wonderful reviews for TOUCH - a poignant story of resilience and redemption.
Brett made a decision that would change Ellie Rose's life forever. An evocative story of lovers, friends, found-family and healing, told against the backdrop of Britain in the turbulent 1990's. If you like Nicholas Sparks' books, you'll love TOUCH
Available in E-book, paperback, large print and in Kindle Unlimited
Visit my website to receive free prequel novella titled, "PARADISE"
DILEMMA - the second in the series will be available to pre-order July 2022
The man she loves is offering his hand and heart. So why is Ellie Rose avoiding the issue?
As Mark’s frustration with her grows, and a new friend brings more confusion, Ellie sees her ideal world begin to unravel. More used to advising others, when Ellie finds her own fears resurfacing, she wonders if she will ever make peace with the past.
BLOOM the third in series will be released in September 2022
S2 E35 with Audiobook Narrator of To be a Fae Guardian Jillian Yetter
Behind the scenes of the audiobook, To be a Fae Guardian with Jillian Yetter and author Tricia Copeland. Learn about Jillian bringing Titania and the host of characters from the Realm Chronicles series to life in the newest addition to audiobook format, To be a Fae Guardian. Also, listen to the retail sample to get a glimpse into the story.
More about To be a Fae Guardian from the back cover...
She may be the only fae standing between her realm and the evil lurking below. Will Titania be given the power she needs?
Titania defeats a group of creatures threatening to colonize Middle Earth. In ending them she broke not one but two edicts of the High Council. But justice may fall on the only person holding the key to her ability to defend the fae.
The evil spirits manifesting the terrorists lurk below, lying in wait to strike again. With loss of a much-needed ally, she lacks freedom to learn what the realm may be facing. Worse yet, many, even some most trusted compatriots, distance themselves from the reckless Queen she’s painted to be.
Her power shackled and left alone, Titania loses faith in her once clear path.
Can she find her footing in time to save them all from eternal darkness?
To Be a Fae Guardian is the second book in the Realm Chronicles series, continuing a magical journey into the realm of Middle Earth. If you like dauntless heroines, you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s gripping fantasy.
Get To be a Fae Guardian to spiral into a new world.
Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3doJwfO
S2 E34 with Author Abigail Linhardt
Abi has been a writer all her life, but is a mentor at heart. When she is not writing, you can find her slaying enemies online or hunting for the next bohemian adventure. She has published works of fiction, poetry, academia, and even won awards for her short stories in science fiction and horror.
Abi is also a proud mom of two…ferrets! She live streams on Twitch where you can enjoy her terrible gaming skills and join the live discussion. She works part-time as a freelance ghostwriter, editor, and audiobook narrator, hoping to one day make these passions her full-time job. She currently resides in Kansas.
She is one of nine children--all who share the creative spark
S1 E33 with Author Natasha D. Lane
Natasha D. Lane is a friend of most things caffeinated, a lover of books, and a writing warrior to her core.
As a believer that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” she graduated from Juniata College in 2015 with hopes to become a journalist. Instead, life took her on a different path, and Natasha found herself digging up a manuscript from her childhood.
This dusty stack of papers would become the first book in her Pariah Child series-- a series that was her launch into self-publishing. Since completing her first series, Natasha has continued exploring the fantasy and science fiction genres to make sense of a chaotic yet interesting world.
S2 E32 with Author Adam Fleming
Adam G. Fleming is an author whose humorous fiction work often focuses on people who travel. Adam has recently completed a 5 book series called the Satchel Pong Chronicles, a lighthearted steampunk fantasy adventure. He has also authored 7 other books in a variety of genres. Adam has worked in a broad variety of jobs including healthcare, education, coaching and factory work. Adam lives in Goshen, Indiana, with his wife of 23 years and four children.
S2 E31 with guest author Ethan Mawyer
Ethan Mawyer was born in 1982 in Long Island, New York, and still lives on the same island. He enjoys many things, and those things do not include condensing thirty years of life into one paragraph. Missing Parts is his first published book, but he plans to write others. Find Ethan and all his books at https://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Mawyer/e/B00IPQ50CY.
S1 E30 with Fantasy Author Elizabeth Morris
Elizabeth Morris graduated with her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. Her first book Tiger's Blood she self-published in 2016 when she was 17 years old. She loves her cats and her family. She is currently working on the Blood of the Beast series and finds inspiration through music, nature and traveling.
S2 E29 with Fantasy Authors Lori & Brendan O'Gara
Brendan and Lori O’Gara write in the fantasy, contemporary fiction and nonfiction genres. They have published novels together and individually.
The O’Garas reside just a few miles from where they grew up on Perdido Key, Florida. When not at the beach, writing or reading, they can be found wandering the stacks in a library, perusing antique stores and thrift shops, playing tabletop role playing games, or spending time with their family. A large blended family that consists of six children, seven grandchildren and one dog named Harley Quinn.
Find their books here: https://the-ogaras.com/
S2 E28 with Fantasy Author Elizabeth Lavender
Elizabeth Lavender is the author of the Sunspear series. The first book in the sci-fi series is called The Spinning of Deception, the second book is Deception's Hold, and the third book is Shadowed Bonds. I'm currently working on the next book in the series. Originally from the Alabama coast, I currently live in the Dallas area with my husband and my two children. I have a Master’s degree in counseling, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a minor in English. I enjoy science fiction and fantasy and hope to bring that same enjoyment to others. I also enjoy suspense novels. However, as long as the storyline is intriguing, I’ll give other genres a try. My reading spans from Les Misérables to Shakespeare to the Percy Jackson series to anything written by Ted Dekker or Frank Peretti. I work full-time and have been at the same company for over twenty years happily. I’m a huge football fan and have a decent throwing arm, despite what my oldest son says when he practices throwing the football with me. Although I enjoy Texas, I love going home to Alabama to visit. Besides visiting family and friends, it’s nice to be back near the water again and enjoy the amazing seafood.
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S2 E27 with Fantasy Author Jennifer Tempest
Jennifer Tempest was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where she lives with her partner and large cat. She started writing stories at age eight and her imagination has continued to grow over the years. Jennifer loves to read and travel to gain inspiration for her creations. Often including her friends in her works of fiction, Jennifer writes to make people smile and feel enjoyment.
S2 E26 New Romance Release by Maria Jane
She’s definitely attracted to his type and he seems as close to perfect as a guy could get. Only problem, she’d sworn off dating hot, muscled, athletic types for good.
Wronged by a string of jocks, Bree creates a hard rule: no dating athletes. Further, she enacts a list of other guidelines to protect a fragile heart. As per the rules, coffee meetups don’t count as dates, lunch doesn’t count as a date, there will be no physical displays of affection until after a real date, and no sex until he commits to an exclusive relationship.
Enter Nate. Tall and muscular with deep blue eyes and dark hair, he’s the perfect clone for the guys that hurt her before. If it walks like a duck, it’s a duck, right?
Enter Steven. She could not have ordered a more perfect person. Okay, so he is muscular, but not too tall. Be he’s also focused on his career. Definitely the mature man she’s been looking for.
When Bree allows herself to give in to her feelings, sparks fly. They’re happier than could be imagined. But being a couple is about more than just the two of them. Family, religion, location, and money all factor in.
Can they meet in the middle?
Read As Close to Perfect to get swept away in this perfectly imperfect melding of lives!
Romance author Maria Jane believes in the power of love. She sees that love may look messy and take a winding path, but there is magic in the journey. Her books are filled with fun moments, sweet gestures, surprising turns, and characters searching for their happily-ever-after. Craving your next HEA and/or HFN read? Find all of Maria’s Perfect romances, formerly writing as Tricia Copeland, and dive into a fun love story today at mariajaneromance.com.
S2 E25 with Tiffany Quay Tyson
Author of the The Past is Never, winner of the 2018 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, the 2018 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the 2019 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the Mississippi Library Association’s Mississippi Author Award for Adult Fiction. Author of Three Rivers, a novel. Shorter work at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus Funny Women, The Belladonna Comedy, Slackjaw, Smokelong Quarterly and more.
Find Tiffany's books here: https://www.tiffanyquaytyson.com/
S2 E24 with fantasy author Laura Drake
Laura Drake is the youngest of five children and grew up in AR (that’s Arkansas, not Arizona) until she moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University at eighteen. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and worked as a teacher for a few years in Utah until she moved to Tokyo, Japan. She spent two amazing years there, making new friends and memories while following her dream of living abroad. Now, she's working on her new dream: becoming an author. She is a firm believer that you can choose to be happy if you can learn to be thankful.
When she isn’t writing short stories or books with her roommates she enjoys reading, playing ultimate frisbee and board games, and spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is passionate about time management and finances and loves helping people make budgets.
If you have any comments about the story she loves to hear from readers so feel free to email her at email@example.com.
Find all her books here: https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Drake/e/B07S213RKK
S2 E23 with P.M. Amaras & Paul Driggere
Since the mid-1990s, Scribes Unlimited has helped hundreds of customers do everything from writing and editing their first novels for book publishing, to creating marketing campaigns, investor proposals and successful grants. We don’t want to say we’ve done it all – but we’ve come close. From the start, our business was the premiere location for writing, editing, and research on the World Wide Web. As times have changed, so also have our services, but we have always prided ourselves on writing most of all. To date, we’ve written several non-fiction books, two fiction novels, business proposals, marketing plans, scores of technical documents and grant proposals, and hundreds of short stories, blogs, and articles for everyone from American Greetings, to Newsweek, to Weird Tales Magazine.
Find them here: https://scribesunlimited.com/
S2 E22 with fantasy author Jan Foster
By day, Jan juggles consultancy work with her family, but by night she sneaks off, into the past. Her penchant for sprinkling history with magic is fueled by coffee and Cadburys. When not writing, Jan takes her dogs and small monsters into the countryside, especially if there is a castle or historic building there with a cosy coffee shop in which to escape the rain of Manchester, England.
Find Jan here:
Websites: www.escapeintoatale.com (Author Website)
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B084LF154S
S2 E21 with Bruno Martin Soares, Author
Bruno Martins Soares writes fiction since he was 12 years old, and his first book, 'O Massacre' (The Massacre), a collection of short stories, came out in Portugal in 1998.
It was followed by several contributions to newspapers, magazines, and other collective books.
In 1996, he won the National Young Creators Award for Writing, representing Portugal at the 1997 Torino Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean Fair, where his short-story 'Mindsweeper' was translated and published in Italian.
His first novel 'A Saga de Alex 9' (The Alex 9 Saga) was published in Portugal in 2012, by publisher Saída de Emergência, within a series that features authors like George R.R.Martin or Bernard Cornwell. The Portuguese version of 'The Dark Sea War Chronicles' (A Batalha da Escuridão) was published by Editorial Divergência.
He worked in Project Development for Television and was a journalist and a communications, HR and management consultant before settling as a writer. He was also an international correspondent in Portugal for Jane's Defense Weekly and a researcher for The Washington Post. He wrote several plays and short and full-length pictures' screenplays, and he wrote and produced English-spoken Castaway Entertainment's full-length feature film 'Regret', distributed in the USA and Canada in 2015. He lives and works in Lisbon.
He now writes under two different 'brands': Bruno Martins Soares for scifi/fantasy and B.Martins Soares for more literary/realistic literature. Follow him on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Bruno-Martins-Soares/e/B0754WSPL2
S2 E20 with author Erika Krouse of Tell Me Everything
Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation (Flatiron/Macmillan).
Other books by Erika: Contenders and Come Up and See Me Sometime
Book Project Faculty at Lighthouse Writers Workshop
S2 E19 with fantasy author Jason DeGray
From Jason... Welcome to the Realm of Possibility! My name is Jason and I'm a writer. I know. I know. In a world where anyone and everyone can be (and usually is) an artist, being an artist really doesn't mean much. But let me tell you a secret: I'm not just an artist, I'm an Imagination Wizard. I practice artful magic. All of my books and stories are doorways into other worlds, not mere tales. I weave the magic of my imagination into everything I put into text and create a vivid phantasmagoria of adventure, romance, horror and suspense. This is what I do and what I offer to you.
Find Jason and his books here: https://www.amazon.com/Jason-DeGray/e/B002VU4AEE
S2 E18 with Kimberly T. Hennessy fantasy author
Wide eye and cheery, I’m quirky with a side of kook, aka The Slow Writer, but I gravitate towards dystopian stories for their doom and gloom, and because they're cool!
If I'm not writing, I'm plotting my next family trip with my husband and two kids and our potbelly black cat.
For more VIP info on The Slow Writer sign up to my newsletter. https://kimberlythennessy.com/
S2 E17 with fantasy sci-fi author Patrick LeClerc
Name: Patrick LeClerc
Genus: Writicus Deadbeaticus
Habitat: Comfortable in any given hive of scum and villainy
Nest: Sturdy cardboard boxes, often under bridges, floored with nice, soft, empty liquor bottles
Traits: Never met a promotion he couldn’t sabotage or a powerful ally he couldn’t alienate. Will be steadfastly loyal to anyone who is in no position to do him a favor.
When not writing, he is known to jockey ambulances, brew his own beer, dodge creditors, and fence. With swords, not stolen goods, which surprises those who know him well.
Find all his books at http://www.inkandbourbon.com/
S2 E16 with fantasy author E.G. Creel
The Immortal - Emma just turned 40 and has finally decided to begin living her best life. She books a vacation to a resort on a French Polynesian Island only to find herself on the dinner menu of an immortal Viking. If she keeps her wits, and with a little luck maybe she'll make it off the island alive.
The Immortal is an action-packed contemporary fantasy novel.
Find it here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59358008-the-immortal
S2 E15 with J.E. Taylor Fantasy Author
From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back.
In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing, Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory E-zine, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and co-host of the popular YouTube talk show Spilling Ink.
She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JETaylor/
Facebook Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JETReaderClub
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/J-E-Taylor/e/B003FER8M6
S2 E14 with Alma Alexander, Duchess of Fantasy
You may be wondering.
Well, it’s real.
Way back in the shadows of the Middle Ages, an ancient ancestor walked (or should I say LIMPED) away from a big medieval battlefield having done enough service to his liege lord to merit the reward of a dukedom.
(The limping is important, incidentally. It earned his descendants the surname that is translatable as ‘son of the gimp’ – and that was my maiden name.)
The Dukedom, of course, no longer exists and the family fractured in the years of the Ottoman Empire’s rule, some converting under pressure, other proudly not – either way, the family line is traced directly… to me. That which my ancestors ruled as Dukes over is long gone – but as their descendant, a Duchess I really AM, I have a coat of arms and EVERYTHING, and I’m just attaching the title to “Fantasy” as opposed to a titular dukedom long vanished into the mists of history.
Alma Alexander, Duchess of Fantasy, at your service.
Find out more here: https://almaalexander.org/
S2 E13 with Sci-Fi Author Thomas Davis
From Thomas: I’ve always been a huge fan of science fiction and super hero comics. When I was a kid I used to write and draw my own crudely constructed comic-books. My drawings never caught up to my ideas which is why I took up writing.
Versatile Layer is a Science Fiction novel series that I have planned to write for some time. I went ahead and published it myself. The goal is to eventually expand into other forms of media. I believe the VL universe and characters transcend the page and would even make for a great cinematic universe some day.
Find Thomas and his books on his website here: https://www.versatile-layer.com/
S2 E12 with Fantasy Author Adam Gaffen
A few words from Adam... I was born in Maine, didn’t live there for long before my parents figured out that it was too bloody cold and moved south, all the way to Massachusetts. Grew up there and in Connecticut, lived in Maryland and Indiana for a while before moving back to Maine. Lived there for twenty years before I, too, decided the winters were too long. Of course, where do you to get away from long winters? COLORADO! Naturally. Married to a wonderful, inspirational, supportive woman; between us we have five kids, five dogs, and five cats.
As for my writing, well, I’ve thrown a bunch out onto Amazon. There’s a couple Sherlock Holmes stories, a few horror-ish shorts, and then you get to my longer books: Refuge, a time-traveling take on vampire stories, and The Cassidy Chronicles. Triumph’s Ashes is the fifth book in the series and completes the Artemis War story arc.
Find him here: Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamgaffenauthor www.facebook.com/groups/fansofadamgaffen Instagram: www.instagram.com/adamgaffen Website: https://cassidychronicles.com Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/adam-gaffen/e/b009qmiw3k YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCMUOUwLc44PRcNVUvduMy0Q