Episode 083 – Cherie Priest and Sam Sykes

On December 13, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 83 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Cherie Priest and Sam Sykes.

About Cherie:

Priest is a Florida native, born in Tampa in 1975. She graduated from Forest Lake Academy in Apopka, Florida in 1993. She moved around quite a bit as a child of an Army father, living in many places such as Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. She moved around regularly until college. In 2001 she left the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with an M.A. in Rhetoric/Professional writing, and in 1998 she graduated with a B.A. from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. Priest lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee for twelve years. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband and her cat.

About Sam:

Sam Sykes is the author of The Aeons’ Gate trilogy, a vast and sprawling story of adventure, demons, madness and carnage. Suspected by many to be at least tangentially related to most causes of human suffering, Sam Sykes is also a force to be reckoned with beyond literature. Sam currently lives in the United States with his two hounds and, at any given time, is probably yelling at something inanimate. Tome of the Undergates is his first book, but far from his last. At 25, Sam Sykes is in an excellent position to provide entertainment while other authors are dying from various infections and stress-related illnesses. Sam Sykes looks forward to being one of the sole providers of fantasy entertainment, assuming no other authors are actually discovered in the next forty years.

On the list of topics covered:

  • Skyrim
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Google+


© 2011 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

This podcast features original music by John Anealio

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3 Responses to Episode 083 – Cherie Priest and Sam Sykes

  1. Glad you liked it!

  2. […] The Functional Nerds – Now the Functional Nerds guys, on the other hand …. Ha! I’m just kidding. They too are fine folks, with the possible exception of Sam Sykes – with whom I share podcast space in this particular interview. I think Sam wants to start a feud. I told him I already have a feud going with Tiffany Trent, but I might be able to shoehorn him in. I was subsequently threatened with cookies. […]

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