Chatting with Miya Kressin

On Episode 135 of the podcast, I enjoyed a lovely chat with my friend, Miya Kressin, author of The Asylum Saga trilogy. Miya talks about publishing with Exciting Press, making young boys uncomfortable, and being her dad's second favorite author. #GiveMartinAChance    

"Fear choked me as I slithered beneath another set of low-hanging branches. Dirt and rocks dug into my hands, filling the space beneath my fingernails while I crawled. Briars caught my hair, but all my attention was on the nemetonmy peoples sacred spacetwenty feet beyond the willow that hid me. Speeding breaths disturbed the branches, steaming in the chilling air.

Prophet of Bas and imbued with the strength and magic of her goddess, Roseen is a woman bound by faith and compelled by honor. When a powerful vision calls her back to Madani, her home, and Sheelin, the island where she first experienced her calling to Bas, she encounters a land ravaged by war and desecrated by marauders. She also finds Cade, a talented blacksmith forced to craft swords for the invading Army of Righteousness and with whom she shared a childhood and now shares a different type of bond altogether.

Being with Cade in Madani brings Roseen’s past to collide with both her present and future. With the courage and heart to match his skill, the blacksmith may be Roseen's best ally in the carnage ahead. Can he see past his own feelings to let the priestess' power be unleashed? Not content to allow him fight alone, Roseen will be forced to find her faith and lend her strength and magic to her people, lest they all be destroyed."

Chatting with Michael Van Cleve

On Episode 134, I enjoyed a great conversation with comic book writer Michael Van Cleve, author of Child of the Sun. Michael talks about his childhood influences, his favorite comic book writers, and his secret technique for getting Hollywood executives on the phone. 

From Keith Grayeb at Comic Bastards:

"Biblical mythology has always fascinated me. I am a big fan of mythology in general, but I feel the Greek and Norse mythos are a tad overexposed in popular culture these days. I would bet the name Hercules/Heracles is much more widely known than Samson, who some historians consider his Hebrew Bible counterpart. Child of the Sun dares to unify these legends by offering as compelling a mythological crossover event as I can imagine. At the end of issue one they are still friends, but I don’t care. Heracles vs. Samson: Who ya got?!"

Chatting with Will Entrekin

I spent over three hours gabbing with my friend, author and publisher, Will Entrekin. 

PART ONE: Will talks about reading Stephen King, starting Exciting Press, and writing The Prodigal Hour

PART TWO: Will talks about publishing my stories, the merits of m, and why he hates the term "self-publishing." 

From Sam Sattler at Book Chase:

"Is there anyone not fascinated by the notion of time travel?  

Whether the pull is simple curiosity about what the past was really like, or wonder about the future one is doomed to miss out on, there is just something irresistible about the possibilities of traveling up and down the time continuum at will.  Or, perhaps, the lure is more personal, a desire to right some personal wrong we have done or suffered, for instance.  Whatever the reason, Will Entrekin is here to tell you to be careful what you wish for – because you might just get it.

If Chance Sowin, the main character of Entrekin’s new novel, The Prodigal Hour, had arrived for work at the World Trade Center just a few minutes earlier, his life might well have ended on September 11, 2001."