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WGP Ep 65 Thom Reese, Spec Fic Author

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Thom Reese is the author of the novels, THE INFUSION OF ARCHIE LAMBERT, A SAVAGE DISTANCE, THE DEMON BAQASH, DEAD MAN’S FIRE, CHASING KELVIN, and THE EMPTY, along with the short story collection, 13 BODIES: SEVEN TALES OF MURDER & MADNESS. The first in the trilogy of novels, THE DRACULA JOURNALS, will be released in fall of 2016. Thom was the sole writer and co-producer of the weekly audio drama radio program, 21ST CENTURY AUDIO THEATRE. Several of Thom’s audio dramas have been published on CD and MP3 formats. A native of the Chicago area, Thom currently makes his home with his wife in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He has also been contracted to write a Dracula Trilogy titled THE DRACULA JOURNALS. These are intended to be sequels to the original Bram Stoker novel with the first acting as both a prequel and a sequel. As with Stoker’s masterpiece the books will be written as a series of journals and correspondences. Unlike Stoker’s novel, Dracula’s own journal will be included, thus allowing the reader to get a glimpse into the vampire’s thoughts and motivations as well as his origins as a vampire.

To get any of Thom’s books simply click the cover!

The Demon Baqash

Dead Man’s Fire

13 Bodies: Seven Tales of Murder & Madness

In this episode we learn:

Show Notes

    • Thom tells us about his radio drama experience
    • Short discussion about turning books into movies
    • Thom’s experiences as a writer and how he found his publisher
    • We discuss briefly a bit about Kurt Mueller and Speaking Volumes, his publisher, and you can find them here
    • Details about Thom’s genre, speculative fiction, and exactly where he thinks he would be in a bookstore, and what cross-genre books have to contend with
    • (We had a glitch in the audio at this time and some of the info got repeated-sorry!) Thom tells us about his most recent work, Infusion of Archie Lambert
    • Insider Details: Thom’s most difficult part of the writing life, marketing
    • Thom’s love of story creation and especially character development

and his BEST advice for aspiring authors!

Listen to my writing news info, personal update, and the AUDIO ONLY version of the interview here:

You can find Thom online at:

Speaking Volumes Website: http://www.speakingvolumes.us/authors/thom-reese/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thom.reese.7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomReese @thomreese
Amazon: Thom Reese’s page on Amazon

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WGP Episode 60 Robert Smith, Thrillers

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Robert Smith writes thrillers. Sometimes as TyCobbsTeeth (pen name) and he tells us how that pen name came to be in the podcast. Areas of the thriller genre that interest him are: Psychological; Suspense; Horror; and Crime/Detective. He’s from Prince Edward Island, just off Canada’s east coast, where the ocean winds drive the cold waves of the north Atlantic hard against the island’s red cliffs. More recently he is from Ottawa, and the US East coast.
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Be sure to have a listen to Robert’s interview by clicking on the podcast player below. We discuss his work, including, Breakfast is Severed, Society for Supper, and What Lies Within which is coming soon.

You can get these works by Mr. Smith by clicking on the covers.

In this episode, we learn about:

Show Notes

  • Robert Smith’s journey into writing thrillers and how visual arts has played a part in that
  • How Stephen King influenced his writing
  • What led him to write his first short story, Breakfast is Severed (a tagline did it!)and a little about the sequel Society for Supper
  • Discussion about ideas and how they can disrupt your life
  • Insider info about Robert’s pen name and how it came to be and how Sotheby’s Auctions played a part
  • Details about how writing under a pseudonym can be problematic
  • A look into the new work, What Lies Within, and what he is going to do with it
  • His new agent (Debbie Lyon) works for Media Bitch Literarybased in the UK but has agents in the US and Canada.

AND SO MUCH MORE including his best advice for aspiring authors!

One of the books we discussed was his favorite Stephen King story. You can get IT here by clicking on the cover:

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You can find him online at his Facebook page Robert Smith, Thrillers and on Twitter @tycobbsteeth
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WGP Episode 47- Armand Rosamilia, author

Welcome to the podcast! It’s already episode 47 – can you believe it? I didn’t have time to record an intro this time, because Christmas is rolling toward us! It’s already CHRISTMAS WEEK! While you are off, you should totally make time to listen to this podcast.

Armand Rosamilia is a great author and podcaster, and he just got a Kindle Scout contract. You know you want to know more about that! You can click any of these images to go straight to Amazon and purchase his work.


Bio:
Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life… He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.

SHOW NOTES

  • Armand tells us what cons he will be at in 2016.
  • We learn how he got started writing and ended up penning so many works.
  • How many words a day he tries to write a day.
  • What genre he is going to work in now, and it is NOT horror.
  • Insider info about his Kindle Scout contract
  • How he stays on track when he gets multiple ideas
  • Inspiration for taking care of the business side of writing
  • Information about his publishing choices
  • BONUS: insider info on the actual story that Kindle picked up
  • Details about his podcasts, see links below!


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Find Armand at his sites listed here:
Armand Rosamilia, website
Armand Rosamilia, Facebook
Armand Rosamilia, Twitter
http://www.projectiradio.com/shows/arm-cast-podcast/

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WGP Episode 46 – Horror Author, Jack Wallen

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Welcome Jack Wallen, horror author

BIO (this is the long version):

You’re listening to …
Oh wait, wrong shtick. This isn’t about a DJ or an apocalypse. This is about Jack … just Jack.
If you don’t mind, I’m going to work in third-person here. Yeah, I’m going to call myself, The Jack.
Too pretentious? Okay. Fine. I’ll just go with “Jack”.
The path to becoming a professional writer was certainly the one less traveled for Jack. Originally, Jack’s artistic bent led him to a career as an actor.
No, not an actor in a bear costume (not even for “Furry Porn”). Jack did it his way. Working on Broadway and with regional and Shakespeare theatres across the country, Jack is proud to have held his own as an actor for over twenty years.
Twenty freakin’ years. Am I really that old?
Oh wait … third person.
Crap, where was Jack? Oh yes, he remembers.
But, as they say, all good things…
Before the economy had a chance to completely destroy the theatre arts, Jack decided to take his final curtain call during a production with the heralded Stage One Theatre for Young Audiences. It was, however, during that long career that Jack discovered he had a knack for the written word. His first, full-length novel was written between 2000 and 2003. That book, A Blade Away, eventually became his first published work. It didn’t take Jack long to fall in love with the creative process of writing and he followed that first book up with the cult-favorite, Shero.
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It wasn’t until Jack woke up one summer morning with a simple question on his mind, that he would finally dive into the craft of horror fiction tooth and nail. That question, “What would it be like to transform into a zombie?” led Jack to pen the first novel in the I Zombie series — I Zombie I.
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From there, Jack dove into the deeper waters of horror and has never looked back.

And I have the pleasure of his attention on this podcast.
In this episode we discuss,

  • Jack’s entry into the world of writing from the world of acting
  • His writing process first draft-and how it is like a movie
  • What is binge-reading and how it has given rise to a writer’s series of books
  • How Kindle Unlimited is affecting writer’s bottom line
  • Why Jack is Amazon exclusive
  • Jack’s opinion about who will come out on top of the publishing dynasty that is formulating today
  • What part luck plays in the writing industry today
  • Jack’s comparison to nursing and writing and how there is little room for error.
  • What an editor can do for your book
  • Insider info about Jack’s audio history, and podcasts ( Hypergraphia ) ( ZombieRadio )
  • BONUS: Inspiration: Jack’s advice (one line quote you must hear!)
  • and so much more!!!

    Check it out!


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    Jack Wallen
    Award winning author of dark, twisty fiction,
    tech writer, podcaster, and audiobook narrator
    Find out more on Get Jack’d