Debut author B. Michael Stevens joins host Richard Paolinelli this week to discuss The Goddess Gambit. Marketing a novel that doesn’t fit a specific genre and Stevens’ story in the upcoming Planetary Anthology: Pluto.
Afterwards, Richard discusses a disturbing trend: Gatekeeping. It has him running a little hot under the collar. But don’t worry, no show hosts were injured during the filming of this week’s episode.
Dawn Witzke joins host Richard Paolinelli to talk about her Underground series and her experiences with anthologies. Richard closes out the show with an important message about how you can help out a young woman in need of serious medical and financial aid.
An amazing author, and fellow Nebraskan, Tosca Lee, will be our guest author on April 3rd. Lee highlights a solid group of four authors who will be on the show to talk about their latest works and their own journey along a scribe’s life.
Lee is a multi-award winner, as well as a New York Times bestselling author. Her novel, Firstborn, garnered two top awards at the 2018 Realm Makers in St. Louis. For a complete listing of her books and awards check out her website here.
Tosca will be on to talk about her latest release, The Line Between, which has joined several other books on my “must-read-whenever-I-have-more-than-five-free-seconds” list. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to talking to her in April.
Here’s the schedule for April:
April 3 – Tosca Lee
April 10 – Adele Park
April 17 – Eric Hedden
April 24 – Amy Bovaird
Slots for May are already filling up as well as shows for future months. If you are an author, or Indie publisher, who’d like to be on a future show, please drop us a line at email@example.com
The second show is live and our featured author is Gibson Michaels.
A little different setup this week in that Gibson passed away on Sept. 7, 2017, so obviously, this isn’t a live interview. But he was an amazing author and an even better friend and he would have been a live guest here.
But, thanks to a video blogger named Jason Zacarola, we have about a five-minute clip of him talking about his Sentience Trilogy, which was a 2016 Dragon Award finalist for Best Military Sci-Fi.
I also talk about his fourth and final book, Eerie, which is coming out later this spring. He was working on it when he passed and a group of people have been working on finishing it for him and for his fans.
I also discuss the differences between traditional and independent publishing as well as those authors, like myself, who are considered hybrids because we do both.
Its a good show and I think you will enjoy it. Here’s the link to the video on YouTube:
Our next eight shows are booked – all the way through to the end of March! That’s quite an accomplishment for a brand new show.
Here’s who to be looking out for every Wednesday at Noon (U.S. Central time) on the show:
February 6th: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
February 13th: Jason Bieber
February 20th: Stephanie Osborn
February 27th: Declan Finn
March 6th: Dawn Witzke
March 13th: Ben Stevens
March 20th: Bokerah Brumley
March 27th: Ryter Rong
If you are an author and would like to be on a future show, please drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set you up.
Also, so far the shows have been shot entirely in the studio. This is due to the weather here in Omaha. It is just too cold to go outside for any length of time, especially the amount of time it takes to get the camera set up.
But, once it warms up – and it started out at -14 below this morning here with a wind chill of -29 below zero – we’re planning on hitting the road. There are some great locations nearby and each one of them will have a direct connection to a guest or to the writing tip we’ll feature that week. Should be a lot of fun.