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Zoë Archer Interview

Today, I’m joined by award winning Zoë Archer, the author of Devil’s Kiss, Skies of Steel, Sweet Revenge and Warrior.

Yasmine Galenorn Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn, the author of over 30 novels, including the Otherworld series.

Pamela Palmer Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling Paranormal Romance writer Pamela Palmer, the author of over a dozen novels, including the Feral Warrior Series, Hearts Untamed and A Blood Seduction.

Lori Handeland Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland, the creator of over 40 novels, including The Night Creature Series, The Phoenix Chronicles and Shakespeare Undead.

John Corwin Interview

Today, I’m joined by, John Corwin, the author of Sweet Blood of Mine (part of the Overworld Chronicles), No Darker Fate and Seventh.

Jess C Scott Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Jess C. Scott, the author of The Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy, Naked Heat and Wicked Lovely.

Alexandra Ivy Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy, best known for her paranormal series Guardians of Eternity.

Storytelling & Marketing

How To Succeed as a Writer
90% of your success as a writer is dependent upon how good you are at storytelling.
The other 90% of your success is dependent upon how good your marketing is.

Marc Scott Zicree Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Marc Scott Zicree, the author of The Twilight Zone Companion and numerous television episodes. Marc has worked on Star Trek the Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Babylon 5, and Sliders. His newest project is Space Command, a Science Fiction show.

Jonathan Vos Post Interview

Today, I’m joined by scientist Jonathan Vos Post, a professional Science Fiction writer who’s co-authored or co-edited with Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Richard Feynman, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and many others. He is the author of nearly 900 publications.

Jimmy Diggs Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Jimmy Diggs, the author of nine Star Trek episodes, including one of the most popular episodes of Deep Space 9, “Dr. Bashir, I Presume” and eight Voyager episodes.

Tim Powers Interview

Today, I’m joined by, World Fantasy Award Winner Tim Powers, the author of Anubis Gates,” one of the core Steampunk novels and a dozen other novels.

Gail Carriger Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger, the author of the Steampunk novel Soulless.

David Gerrold Interview

Today, I’m joined by, David Gerrold, the author of over 50 books, including, “The War Against the Chtorr” series of Science Fiction novels. David is also the author of the most popular episode of the original Star Trek series, “Trouble with Tribbles.”

Raymond Feist Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Raymond Feist, the author of “Magician,” which began a series of novels in the Riftwar Universe. Raymond Feist has sold over 15 million books and his novels have been translated into several languages.

MaryJanice Davidson Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling Paranormal Romance author MaryJanice Davidson, the creator of the Boffo series and the Undead series.

William F. Nolan Interview

Today, I’m joined by William F. Nolan, the award winning author of more than 2000 works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Western and Mystery. He is perhaps best known as the co-author of Logan’s Run (along with George Clayton Johnson).

Maria V. Snyder Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder, the author of the Study Series (Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study).

Carrie Vaughn Interview

Today, I’m joined by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn, who wrote the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series.

Trudi Canavan Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Trudi Canavan, the bestselling author of the Black Magician Trilogy.

Karen Chance Interview

Today, I’d like to feature an Urban Fantasy writer, Karen Chance, the author of numerous books and short stories, including “Touch in the Dark,” and “Midnight’s Daughter.”
Karen has a very instinctive approach to writing.

Steven Erikson Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Steven Erikson, the author of the epic fantasy series, “The Malazan Book of the Fallen,” which begins with the novel, “The Gardens of the Moon.”

Jason Brock Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Jason Brock, the writer of the documentary film, Charles Beaumont: The Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, as well as numerous anthologies, graphic novels and novellas.

Ray Garton Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Ray Garton, the author of over 60 books and the recipient of the 2006 World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.

Terry Brooks Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Terry Brooks, the author of the Sword of Shannara and twenty six best-selling novels.

Kate Forsyth Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Kate Forsyth, the bestselling and award-winning author of 25 books, including “The Witches of Eileanan” series.

Robert Devereaux Interview

Today, I’m joined by, Horror writer Robert Devereaux, the author of Santa Steps Out, along with many other novels and short story collections.

Larry Niven Interview

Hi, I’m Mark O’Bannon. Welcome to this rare look into the secrets of storytelling from published authors. Today, I’m joined by, Larry Niven, the author of Ringworld, the co-author of The Mote in God’s Eye and Lucifer’s Hammer, the editor of the Man-Kzin War series. Larry Niven has written

C.J. Cherryh Interview

Hi, I’m Mark O’Bannon. Welcome to this rare look into the secrets of storytelling from published authors. Today, I’m joined by, C.J. Cherryh, the author of over 60 SF/F books.

Life as a Writer

How did you get into writing?
I ran out of stories to read, and they took Flash Gordon off the air: I was 10.

Ray Bradbury – A Tribute

One of the greatest lights in the world has gone out: Ray Bradbury passed away.
Why was Ray Bradbury such a great writer? What made his stories so good?

Many writers have struggled with how to turn an average story into a great story. Some read books (like I do), some refuse to study, thinking that tightly organized stories will kill their creativity. Some people quit the quest altogether, thinking that greatness is to be found only in those to whom God has chosen – as if a bolt of lightning flashes down from heaven to strike random people. This is a myth.

To be great, all you need is …