A resident of Germany, I interviewed speculative fiction and mystery author, Cora Buhlert on Krampus Nacht. In the midst of our interview, Cora received a visitor. I hope everything's alright.
Mikey Chlanda writes crime fiction. No, scratch that, he writes fireman fiction. Well, no, he writes fire fighter history. Actually, he writes it all, and luckily for us, he enjoys telling people about it.
In over fifty interviews, I had yet to interview an LGBTQ genre author or a romance novelist. So it's about time I killed those two birds. Meet Amy Tasukada, who also writes stories about the Japanese mafia; so, she fits right in here.
This is the second time Mark and I have gotten together to discuss his writing, and he had so much to add. It's amazing how much changes in the back catalog of a prolific writer like Mark in just a year's time.
As we reach our half century mark of fifty interviews, we chat for the third time in three consecutive Octobers with fantasy author, Joseph Malik. You'd think we'd be running out of things to talk about by now, but no.
In this, our most musical episode ever, I talk with author, professor, speaker, lyricist, and guy with his own Wikipedia page, Paul Levinson about his long history as a science fiction fan and author.
Why does nobody write about the WWII Pacific theater from the POV of Asian characters? Actually somebody does, and you're going to love her.
New author and daughter of of a well-known sci-fi author, Tina Hogan Grant stops by to talk lobster fishing, drug addiction, and taking the leap into stories fictionally based on her own lifetime of experiences.
How many novels in how many series in how many genres could one woman write? When that writer is Alice Sabo, the sky is the limit.
Elvis English is a fake name for a real life investigator who has written a fictional book about several actual murders that took place in the native community of Anchorage, Alaska in the 90's.
This week, we're chatting with a haunt actor, an author and a cos-player, and it's all the same person. Find out how nursery rhymes and a mass ritualized suicide inspired Jackie Sonnenberg to create her new series.
As we begin our next series of author interviews, our first guest is speculative fiction author, Justin Bohardt. Justin is releasing the first book in a new series on the day this interview goes live, so no matter when you are listening, this interview and that series will always be the same age.
In this brief sample from the first book in a series, "Coop" Harrington is hired to solve the murder of a Nashville-based music exec. Gold medal winner of the 2016 Global E-Book Awards in Mystery, the book has been called, "A clever and well-crafted whodunit—an absorbing page-turning read."
When private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington meets record label mogul Grayson Taylor at a swank gathering of country music artists and politicians he never imagines he’ll be investigating his brutal murder less than twenty-four hours later.
With his son seriously burned in a fire he'd heroically been fighting, Dr. Terry Mann hopes to use a new technology to give his son a second chance at life. The prequel to Mark Gardner's Body Rental Series, Pithos is the deep background fans of his stuff needed.
Danny Peterson is the town's first ever female Fire Marshall. The position carries baggage of several types: political, social, and professional, but who could have guessed at the personal toll she was about to suffer?
The opening chapter of USA Today bestselling author, David Chill's novel builds the tension of the business world, a man's family life, and an assassination plan, all before the story even kicks off.
When his friend is murdered on the streets in a way eerily familiar to him, a war vet and ne'er-do-well from the Frisco Streets decides to take matters into his own hands.
800 years after a dark lord invaded their kingdom, planning to steal all that made the lands special the four fairy groups are fighting back. Fairy Tales are about magic, fantasy, good versus evil, and love conquering all.
Having stumbled upon a ghostly farmhouse that isn't supposed to exist anymore, and finding items and vehicles of a bygone era, all new and seeming abandoned, our heroine begins to wonder if maybe she's passed through a portal that's less about time and more about the nature of existence itself.
When a doctor takes a ghost hunting vacation without her spouse, she hopes to find a good story to bring home. What she finds instead is a little more than life changing.
In these two stream-of-consciousness tales, evil comes for a damsel and a hero battles confusion. First, a man of Scandinavian lineage must fight off a psycho killer, then a couple in love are tormented by a cult from the woman's past.
The Good Old Days weren't always good, but at least he could go out for dinner at a reasonable hour, and he didn't have to deal with his wife's hangry outbursts.
In this tale from the future, an American president has reached the Constitutionally mandate term limit, but why should a little thing like that keep him out of office? Tyrant has been submitted to "The Renegade" anthology and is included in Mark's "Warmache and Other Stories" paperback.
Read by the author, this story explores the contrast between the good life and the seedy side and how love of family can force a man to confront his demons.