In episode 128 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Bradley Beaulieu, author of The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh.
Bradley Beaulieu is the author of The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh, the first two books in The Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. If you’re not familiar with them, he usually pitches them as: A Song of Ice and Fire meets Earthsea, with a Russian twist. It’s epic fantasy set on a world of cold, inhospitable islands, and he borrowed from Muscovite Russia, Medieval Persia, and Ottoman Turkey to round out the cultures in the story.
Like anyone, Brad had a lot of influences along the way, but the ones that stand out the most are J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, C.S. Friedman, Guy Gavriel Kay, Tim Powers, and (last but not least) Glen Cook. He’s a software engineer by day (for the IT savvy, he works mostly on enterprise-scale J2EE applications). He also likes to cook, especially Mexican and southwestern (basically, anything spicy). He lives in Racine, Wisconsin with his wife and two kids. He used to game quite a bit (role-playing and computer games). He also likes pool (billiards) and tennis. But as time goes on, his hobbies are slowly being whittled down to these two things: family and writing. In that order.
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