The Grim Tidings Podcast Your podcast for all things Grimdark and more!

In this episode Rob and Phil are joined by author, editor, and president of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the one and only Cat Rambo! Cat has over 200 professionally published short stories appearing in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. Cat drops by to talk about her latest short story collection, NEITHER HER NOR THERE, featuring new and previously published fantasy tales. During our conversation we talk about writing short stories versus writing novels, writing fantasy races, the state of Grimdark, utilizing Patreon as an author, the importance of an author’s online presence, Cat’s gaming habits, and a round of 30 Second Geek-Out! Find Cat Rambo at Kittywumpus.net, on Patreon, and Twitter!

Buy NEITHER HERE NOR THERE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with literary agent Mark Gottlieb

Interview with Michael J. Sullivan & Robin Sullivan

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s a fresh episode of GTP and we’re joined by author Seth Dickinson! Seth is the author of the geopolitical fantasy novel THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT, and he drops by to dish up a ton of useful information, especially if you like to read or write short fiction stories. Seth gives great advice when it comes to writing sharp short fiction that sells, tips on getting published by the best speculative short fiction markets like Clarkesworld and Lightspeed, Seth’s work for the hit video game Destiny, and much more! Find Seth on Twitter @SethJDickinson, or at SethDickinson.com.

Buy THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT on Amazon!

Past epsiodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Kameron Hurley

Interview with Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Michael R. Underwood

Interview with Delilah S. Dawson

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode Philip Overby flies solo and sits down to chat with author J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison about his debut comedic fantasy novel FISH WIELDER! Represented by none other than superstar agent and past guest Mark Gottlieb, Jim drops by to tell us all about his hilarious fantasy story about the warrior Thoral Mighty Fist and his koi fish companion Brad. They discuss some of the unique marketing Jim used to promote the release of the novel (including Fish Wielder socks), the key elements of the barbarian character archetype, the need to find deeper truths even in comedic fantasy, they highlight some of greats of the comedic fantasy sub-genre, a special segment of Roll One Up where we unlock the power of magic lawn darts, and much more! Find J.R.R.R. “Jim” Hardison online at FishWielder.com, or on Twitter @FishWielder!

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Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Cult Fiction Author Jeff O'Brien

Robert Bevan: Breaking The Rules

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Rob and Phil bring you up to date on what’s up with the podcast, including upcoming guests, news about our new website, and a look back at our favorite episodes of 2016. We announce the winner for best novel of the year as voted by the members of Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers (the GDAF award), a special preview of Grimdark Magazine issue #10, the 5ish most anticipated grimdark / fantasy novels of 2017, Rob and Phil’s New Year’s resolutions, and more!

Pre-Order Grimdark Magazine #10

Blog of the Week - The Bloggin' Hobgoblin 

Past episodes to check out:

Interview with Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall

Podcast Panel: Talking Community with r/Fantasy

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We’re back with a crispy fresh episode of GTP, and today we’re joined by none other than Celtic whistle extrordinarre and Canadian publishing sensation Sebastien De Castell! Sebastien returns to the showgram to catch us up on all things GREATCOATS, including his latest swashbuckling entry in the series SAINT’S BLOOD! We discuss his forthcoming YA fantasy series SPELLSLINGER, and what goes into planning a huge global release. We talk about the importance of an author’s website, how readers can support their favorite authors, Phil’s creepy affections for Brian Staveley, and much, much more! Find Sebastien online at DeCastell.com! Pick up his latest SAINT’S BLOOD on Amazon! Check out Sebastien on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads! #IloveSebastien

Sebastien's first appearance on the show! Part 1 / Part 2

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode we interview not one but two awesome authors, we call it Author Thunderdome! First we have Kentucky Mad Man Kenny Soward, author of the Gnomesaga series, the Dead West series, and Galefire! His podcast opponent is none other than The Dreaded Seth Skorkowsky, author of the Valducan series, the Tales of the Black Raven series, and more! During the bloody confrontation we discuss the genre of urban fantasy, we talk about gaming and the influence it's had on their writing, the imortance of having killer book covers, the consumibility of shorter "pulpy" fiction, the rise of audibooks and writing with a narrator in mind, and much more! It's a literary battle not for the feint of heart or feeble of mind! LISTEN AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

Find Kenny Soward on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter

Find Seth Skorkowsky on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Our month long celebration of horror (we call it Octoborror) comes to a close with an interview with Paul Tremblay, author of the award winning horror novel A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS. We ask Paul about what it was like to have Stephen King tweet about his novel, how Paul uses elements like modern technology and media to add layers to his fiction, we find out what horror books and movies Paul finds the most frightening, the challenges of writing his latest novel DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK, we talk about Paul’s involvement with The Shirley Jackson Awards, as well as tips for new horror authors trying to get professionally published, and more!


 

 

Past Octoborror episodes you'll want to check out:

 

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In this Octoborror edition of The Writer’s Pit, we talk twisted history with Dave Atwell, author of The Hunger series! The Hunger series is a new twist on the traditional zombie story, and Dave drops by to tell us about the first three books, ROTTING FRONTIER, REVELATIONS, and RIPPER. We talk about what’s next for the series, why it’s important for those who self-publish to make sure the interior is just as eye catching as the cover art, tips for making the most of local comic conventions to expand your readership, and more! 

The Hunger Series on Facebook

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Grim Panel: Keeping it Indie

The Writer's Pit - Graham Austin-King

The Writer's Pit - Jo Zebedee

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Rob and Phil chat with editor and cult fiction author Jeff O’Brien! Combining his love for horror, comedy, and the bizarre, Jeff is the author of such titles including Bigboobenstien, Byron the Barbarian, The Halloween Orgy Massacre, and more. Topics discussed include Jeff’s fierce devotion to quality indie publishing, how his background touring in bands influenced his work ethic, author tips for expanding your audience and making the most of conventions, influential cult films, as well as an Octoborror lightning round! It’s a Halloween themed expletive laden coven of Octoborror awesome! Unlike candy corn, this episode will not give you stomach ache.

Jeff O’Brien on Facebook

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New Kink Books

Past episodes you may want to check out:

Octoborror interview with zombie fiction Armand Rosamilia

Octoborror interview with horror editor Ellen Datlow

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We continue our month-long focus on horror (we call it Octoborror), and this time we’re joined by author and podcaster Armand Rosamilia! Armand is the author of multiple novels and short stories, including the popular zombie fiction series known as DYING DAYS. Armand is also the host of two podcasts, including the Arm Cast Dead Sexy Horror Podcast, as well as The Mondo Method Podcast. We chat with Armand about his success as a full-time hybrid author, the state of horror, the necessity of gore,  what influence The Walking Dead may have had towards the rise of zombie fiction, tips for attending conventions, utilizing social media, and much more! Find Armand online at ArmandRosamilia.com, and check out his podcasts at ProjectiRadio.com!

Past episodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Horror Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Podcaster Dave Robison

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We break from our usual programming to bring a special presentation: a panel conversation talking about mental health and the arts. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD - for many, maintaining daily optimal mental health can be a struggle. In March of 2016, the SFF community was shocked by the sudden loss of author Logan L. Masterson at his own hand, an act preceded by a final plea on social media. In this panel, we speak frankly about the subject of mental health and its role in the arts community, perceptions and misconceptions, mental illness as its portrayed in media, writing characters dealing with mental illness, and tips for those struggling to cope or who may know someone who is. We’re joined by urban fantasy author Kat Richardson, SFF author Raven Oak, and moderated by author Kristi Charish along with blogger Rob Matheny.  To find out more or to get help,visit projectsemicolong.org, or suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

 

Kat Richardson / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Raven Oak / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Kristi Charish / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Rob Matheny / Twitter 

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We kick off Octoborror with the award winning short fiction editor Ellen Datlow! During our chat we talk about the process of creating anthologies, namely Nightshade Book’s latest BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOL.8, a compilation of 2015’s best horror stories edited Ellen Datlow. Ellen’s been editing anthologies for over 35 year (which adds up to over 100 titles!) and she just so happened to win her SEVENTH Hugo Award. We discuss why Ellen thinks we’re living in a “golden age of short horror fiction”, the differences between dark fantasy and horror fiction, tips for writers trying to break into the horror short fiction market, and more. Find Ellen on Twitter, or online at EllenDatlow.com

This interview is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine. Online at LocusMag.com.

Past interviews you might want to check out:

 
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We chat with Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall, author of A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER and A BLADE OF BLACK STEEL! Rob and Phil find out just who the hell Alex Marshall really is, what inspired the fresh worldbuilding in his CRIMSON EMPIRE series, some of the dark inspiration for past novels written as Jesse Bullington (including Korean cinema), using humor to balance the darker elements of speculative fiction, a sneak peek at Jesse’s short story in the forthcoming EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE anthology, not to mention an exciting round of Roll One Up, and more! You can find Jesse / Alex online at JesseBullington.com!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

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Rob and Phil host another Grim Panel, this time we’re talking self-publishing! We’re joined by three authors who’ve decided to go the indie publishing route, Claire Frank, Brandon Draga, and Chad Ballard. Deciding to self-publish is an important choice for any author, so for this episode three awesome fantasy authors let us pick their brains on why they decided to keep it indie, what resources they utilize for both writing and marketing their work, we talk beta readers and critique groups, lessons learned along the way, best practices for finding success as a self-published author, social media tips, the importance of Amazon, and much more!

 

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

Claire Frank / Brandon Draga / Chad Ballard

Links to sites mentioned during the panel:

Scribophile / Critters Workshop / Bookbub / Grimdark Fiction / r/Fantasy / Writer's Cafe / 99Designs

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01Publishing / r/Fantasy / Extreme Horror / Metal & Dark Fiction

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Rob and Phil are joined by Jeff Salyards, author of the Bloodsounder’s Arc trilogy, and by far one of the most requested authors for the podcast. And for good reason, his novels SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER, VEIL OF THE DESERTERS, and CHAINS OF THE HERETIC have been hailed by r/Fantasy users as one the most underrated series around, and we happen to agree. Jeff drops by to chat about the series, collaborating with a publisher to create amazing cover art, the challenges of completing the series, authors taking risks professionally, the future of the Bloodsounder’s Arc universe, and what Jeff has coming up next. Find Jeff online at JeffSalyards.com, or on Twitter @JeffSalyards!

 

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

 

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Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Joe Abercromibe

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

Talking Community with r/Fantasy

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It’s a fresh episode of GTP, and this time we’re joined by Brian Staveley, author of the CHRONICLE OF THE UNHEWN THRONE trilogy, and the forthcoming prequel stand-alone novel from TOR Books, SKULLSWORN! During our interview we talk to Brian about completing his epic fantasy series, what to expect from the new novel set in the same story universe and the challenges of writing in first person, how Brian used big-ass birds to solve a common problem in fantasy fiction, Brian’s somewhat uncommon seven year path to publication, the challenges of creating sympathetic assassins, and much more – all capped off by another exciting round of the 30 Second Geek-Out! SKULLSWORN is available for pre-order on Amazon now! Find Brian online at bstaveley.wordpress.com, or on Twitter @BrianStaveley!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine,online at LocusMag.com.

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On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Joe Abercromibe

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

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Rob and Phil are joined by Jinx Strange and Renee Asher Pickup from Dirge Magazine, the premier dark culture magazine, covering counterculture arts and entertainment, lifestyle, editorials, and more! We discuss why and how Dirge got started, why they refuse to embrace clickbait journalism, how a story goes from concept to print,how their utilizing Patreon to fund their efforts, news about their forthcoming fiction imprint with author Richard Lee Byers, and what we can expect from their serial fiction feature. Head over to DirgeMag.com to check them out, and be sure to like them on PatreonFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Check out Dirge Magazine's latgest Kickstarter!

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Inside Grimdark Magazine

Grim Panel: 01Publishing

Grim Panel: Extreme Horror

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Rob and Phil are joined by fantasy author Bradley P. Beaulieu to talk about his latest novel OF SAND AND MALICE MADE, a prequel to TWELVE KINGS IN SHARAKHAI, an exciting new fantasy world inspired by Game of Thrones and the Arabian Nights. We discuss inspiration for the unique setting, the importance of writing strong female leads, the benefits of writing short fiction for anthologies, Bradley's tabletop gaming habit, a preview of a brand new trilogy, and much more. You can download OF SAND AND MALICE MADE on Amazon September 6th from DAW Books. Find Bradley online at Qullings.com, and on Twitter @bbeaulieu!

Bradley P. Beaulieu on Patreon!

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Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Kameron Hurley

Interview with Michael J. Sullivan & Robin Sullivan

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We’re joined yet again by #1 ranked literary agent for science fiction & fantasy Mark Gottlieb with Trident Media Group! This time we chat about the importance of securing foreign rights, the tendency for more publishers to go after audiobook rights, the value of securing film/tv rights for an author (even if a movie never gets made), we talk about the importance of self-promotion, the many benefits of running a BookBub promotion, and why starting a newsletter is a great idea. Find Mark online at TridentMediaGroup.com, or on Twitter @Trident_Media!

Talking Literary Agents with Mark Gottlieb

Controversies in Grimdark with Deborah A. Wolf

BookBub

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We’re back with another panel episode! This time we present 01Publishing, an independent publisher that produces graphic novels, prose, and audio fiction that promises “No Safe Spaces!” We’re joined by editor-in-chief and CEO Kat Rocha, writer and artist Josh Finney, freelance artist Patrick McEvoy, and Bram Stoker award winning author Nicole Cushing! We talk about the roots of 01Publishing, the ten year anniversary of their cyberpunk noir graphic novel UTOPIATES, collaboration on the H.P. Lovecraft inspired CASEFILE: ARKHAM, finding a home for Nicole’s novella THE SADIST’S BIBLE, and much more! You can find 01Publishing online at 01Publishing.com, or on Twitter @01Publishing!

Check out their new Kickstarter for THE SADIST'S BIBLE!

Author Nicole Cushing - Laughing at the Abyss

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HATH NO FURY is a new anthology from Ragnarok Publications with stories featuring strong female protagonists written by some of the leading authors in the industry. Now live on Kickstarter, co-editor Melanie R. Meadors and contributing author Pip Ballantine drop by to talk about what inspired this latest offering, backer levels, stretch goals, and more!  Back HATH NO FURY on Kickstater!

Past episodes you may want to check out:

Melanie R. Meadors Geek Extraordinaire

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We’re joined by New York Times and Times of London Best-Selling author of fantasy, the one and only Raymond E. Feist. As the author of the Riftwar Cycle novels, Raymond’s career in writing fantasy has been nothing short of epic, clocking in at 30 novels in the series, over 18 million copies sold, and legions of fans across the globe. During our conversation we talk legacy, the gaming roots of the Midkemia, a preview of his forthcoming fantasy series set in an entirely new story universe, favorite fan interactions, and much more! You can find Raymond E. Feist online at Crydee.com

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Past episodes you may enjoy:

Interview with R.A. Salvatore Part 1 / Part 2

Interview with Richard A. Knaak

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We’re honored to be joined by R. Scott Bakker, author of the Prince of Nothing trilogy, and the Aspect-Emperor series, which includes his latest release THE GREAT ORDEAL. During our conversation we chat about how new readers can get acclimated to his rich and dense novels, his thoughts on the ever-controversial Grimdark sub-genre, the role playing roots of the Second Apocalypse story universe, obsessing about your writing, advice that’s got him kicked out of writing seminars, and much more. THE GREAT ORDEAL is available now in the US from The Overlook Press, and drops in the UK September 29th from Orbit. Find R. Scott Bakker online at rsbakker.wordpress.com, or on Twitter @TheDevilsChirp.

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Past episodes you may also enjoy:

Interview with Steve Erikson

Interview with Joe Abercrombie Part 1 / Part 2

Interview with Grimdark Magazine

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In this episode we’re joined by Robert Bevan, author of the comedic fantasy / litRPG series known as Caverns & Creatures! Robert has found success self-publishing his novels and short stories that he now writes full-time, and joins us on the show to share his insights into independent publishing, the key role audiobooks play, how NOT to use Twitter, a round of Roll One Up,and much more! It’s an interview that’s brash and slightly inappropriate, like most of Robert’s books, and that’s why we like him so much. You can find Robert Bevan online at Caverns-and-creatures.com, or succumb to his relentless spam-fest on Twitter @RobertBevan77!

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Past episodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Dave de Burgh

Interview with Jo Zebedee

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New York Times best-selling author Anthony Ryan returns to chat about his new steampunk flavored epic fantasy novel THE WAKING FIRE! We talk about what readers can expect from the series set in a brand new story universe, along with a look at creating characters, crafting fantasy names, and a "blazing" edition of Roll One Up! THE WAKING FIRE is available now on Amazon! Find Anthony online at AnthonyRyan.net, or on Twitter @writer_anthony!

Listen to our first interview with Anthony!

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Interview with Deborah Wolf

Interview with Jon Sprunk

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We chat with fantasy author and winner of the Writers of the Future contest Auston Habershaw! Rob and Phil talk with Auston on a myriad of writerly subjects, including Auston’s experience picking up a second place win for the Writers of the Future contest, using short stories to build your world, Auston’s less than typical path to publication with Harper Voyager, and even more less than typical approach to finding a top literary agent. Auston’s latest epic fantasy novel NO GOOD DEED is available now on Amazon! Find Auston online at aahabershaw.com, or on Twitter @Austonhab!

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The Writer's Pit - Holly Heisey

The Writer's Pit -  Graham Austin-King

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In this episode we’re joined by author David Anthony Durham! David is the author multiple fantasy and historical fiction novels including the Acacia Trilogy and The Pride of Carthage, and stops by to chat with Rob and Phil about his latest historical novel THE RISEN, an epic of Spartacus set in ancient Rome. We discuss what inspired the novel, David’s approach to research and worldbuilding, as well as his involvement within George R.R. Martin’s WILD CARDS shared universe. We also get an update on the latest new regarding film adaptions for David’s novels, and get a few tips for beginners who want to try their hand at writing historical fiction. You can find David online at DavidAnthonyDurham.com! THE RISEN is available now from Doubleday Books!

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Interview with Victor Milan

Interview with Sebastien De Castell

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In this episode we're joined by editor in chief of Grimdark Magazine Adrian Collins and fantasy author Michael R. Fletcher to discuss the new Kickstarter campaign to back a new anthology from Grimdark Magazine titled Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. We discuss what readers can expect from this killer new anthology featuring authors such as R. Scott Bakker, Courtney Schafer, Brian Stavely, and many more! We'll also talk about special editions, stretch goals, as well as an update on the latest from Michael R. Fletcher and a sneak peek of his short story that will be included in the anthology. This is a must have anthology for all fans of Grimdark, and we highly encourage listeners to share and back this project!

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We’re joined by Steve Drew and u/wishforagiraffe, two moderators at the helm of one of the largest online SFF fan communities known as r/Fantasy – “R Fantasy”. During our chat we talk about the roots of the popular web site that hosts over ninety thousand subscribers, controversial topics in speculative fiction, how readers and authors utilize the site to build community and a readership, awesome book recommendations for fantasy readers, and so much more. Check out the site at reddit.com/r/fantasy, and you can find Steve Drew on Twitter @elquesogrande1!

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In the latest episode we chat with clean fantasy author and founder of the Deep Magic e-zine, Jeff Wheeler! Jeff caught fire self-publishing in 2011 and has gone on to find success with Amazon’s publishing imprint 47North, Kindle Direct, and Kindle Worlds. We dive into Jeff’s approach to writing clean fantasy fiction, veering away from the grittier fantasy story lines, recommendations for other authors who write clean fantasy, the importance of great cover art and a catchy title, the first million words principle, writing practice novels,the dangers of publishing too soon, and Jeff’s experience publishing the Deep Magic fan e-zine. Jeff’s latest novel THE THIEF’S DAUGHTER, book two of the Kingfoutain Series is available now on Amazon. Find Jeff online at Jeff-Wheeler.com, or on Twitter @muirwoodwheeler!

Deep Magic E-Zine

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Interview with Michael J. Sullivan & Robin Sullivan

Interview with editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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