Episode 544-With Ian Brazee-Cannon

On June 28, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ian Brazee-Cannon, author of The Courtship of Georgie and Armand: A M/M fantasy gay shifter romance. About The Courtship of Georgie and Armand: A M/M fantasy gay shifter romance: This is the story of how Georgie and Armand, the shape-shifting, master mage dragons who run an interdimensional hotel, met, […]

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Episode 543-With Boyd and Beth Morrison

On June 21, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Boyd and Beth Morrison, co-authors of THE LAWLESS LAND. About THE LAWLESS LAND: Canterbury, 1351. Ex-communicated knight Gerard Fox is a battle-hardened warrior whose ancestral home was unjustly taken from him. Now, he roams across the known world of Europe looking for work as a man-at-arms. Equipped with only […]

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Episode 542-Just Us and Tracy’s 100th Episode

On June 14, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy are celebrating Tracy’s 100th episode with questions and comments from Patrons, anecdotes, stories and more. You can also check out Tracy’s 1st episode! No picks this week, but we’ll be back with not one, but TWO guests next week…! Links: Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional […]

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Episode 541-With Elaine Isaak aka E. C. Ambrose

On June 7, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Elaine Isaak aka E. C. Ambrose, author of DRAKEMASTER. About DRAKEMASTER: What connects an ancient map carved in a cane, a disgraced descendant of Chinggis Khan, and a secret Chinese society? 1257 AD, Kaifeng, China: Dailus, a European bronzecaster taken as a slave by the Mongols, builds mighty siege […]

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Episode 540-With Ren Hutchings

On May 24, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Ren Hutchings, author of UNDER FORTUNATE STARS. About UNDER FORTUNATE STARS: Two Ships. One Chance To Save The Future. Fleeing the final days of the generations-long war with the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven’s freighter the Jonah breaks down in a strange rift in deep space, with little chance […]

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Episode 539-With Kate Heartfield

On May 17, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Kate Heartfield, author of THE EMBROIDERED BOOK. About THE EMBROIDERED BOOK: 1768. Charlotte, daughter of the Habsburg Empress, arrives in Naples to marry a man she has never met. Her sister Antoine is sent to France, and in the mirrored corridors of Versailles they rename her Marie Antoinette. The […]

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Episode 538-With Malcolm Devlin

On May 10, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Malcolm Devlin, author of AND THEN I WOKE UP. About AND THEN I WOKE UP: In a world reeling from an unusual plague, monsters lurk in the streets while terrified survivors arm themselves and roam the countryside in packs. Or perhaps something very different is happening. When a disease […]

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Episode 537-With Beyond The Trope

On May 3, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome the folks from the Beyond the Trope podcast, Giles Hash and Michelle Graham. About Beyond the Trope: “Nerds and geeks unite! BEYOND THE TROPE was a writing podcast before we expanded into general nerdiness. The original co-hosts got tired of snobs telling us that pop culture was rubbish, and […]

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Episode 536-With Mary Roach

On April 26, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Mary Roach, author of PACKING FOR MARS: FOR KIDS. About PACKING FOR MARS: FOR KIDS: What is it like to float weightlessly in the air? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Is it true that they don’t […]

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Episode 535-With John Scalzi

On April 19, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society. About The Kaiju Preservation Society: When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he […]

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Episode 534-With Andrea Hairston

On April 12, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Andrea Hairston, author of REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE. About REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE: At the turn of the 20th century, minstrel shows transform into vaudeville, which slides into moving pictures. Hunkering together in dark theatres, diverse audiences marvel at flickering images. Redwood, an African American woman, and Aidan, a Seminole Irish […]

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Episode 533-With Maurice Broaddus

On April 5, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Maurice Broaddus, author of SWEEP OF STARS. About SWEEP OF STARS: The Muungano empire strived and struggled to form a utopia when they split away from old earth. Freeing themselves from the endless wars and oppression of their home planet in order to shape their own futures and create […]

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Episode 532-With Tobias Buckell

On March 29, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Tobias Buckell, author of Shoggoths in Traffic and Other Stories. About Shoggoths in Traffic and Other Stories: Traffic is piling up, and strange things are headed your way in this new story collection by World Fantasy Award-winning author Tobias S. Buckell. In these twenty-seven stories you’ll find inhabitants of […]

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Episode 531-With Samantha Cohoe

On March 22, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Samantha Cohoe, author of Bright Ruined Things. About Bright Ruined Things: The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the island’s magic and its spirits. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have […]

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Episode 530-With Gama Ray Martinez

On March 15, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Gama Ray Martinez, author of GOD OF NEVERLAND. About GOD OF NEVERLAND: Peter Pan is missing; Neverland is in trouble. For adults, that might not matter all that much, but for children—whose dreams and imagination draw strength from the wild god’s power—the magic we take for granted in the […]

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Episode 529-With Max Gladstone

On March 8, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Max Gladstone, author of LAST EXIT. About LAST EXIT: When Zelda and her friends first met, in college, they believed they had all the answers. They had figured out a big secret about how the world worked and they thought that meant they could change things. They failed. One […]

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Episode 528-With James Rollins

On March 1, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome James Rollins, author of THE STARLESS CROWN. About THE STARLESS CROWN: A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death. Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts: A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to […]

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Episode 527-With Mark Sabalauskas

On February 22, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Mark Sabalauskas, author/creator of the Return to the Stars RPG Game. About Return to the Stars RPG Game: Return to the Stars is designed to allow the creation of characters that evoke the best elements of geek culture. In the far future hyperspace travel gave easy access to countless […]

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Episode 526-Live from Capricon 42 With Michi Trota, Gary K Wolfe, Megan Mackie and More

On February 15, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy are live from Capricon 42 with a very special, super-sized show filled with great conversations from all of these amazing people: Lauren Jankowski – author of The Shape Shifter Chronicles (Follow Lauren on Twitter) Megan Mackie – author of The Finder of the Lucky Devil (Follow Megan on Twitter) KM […]

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Episode 525-With Elsa Sjunneson

On February 1, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Elsa Sjunneson, author of Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism. About Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism: A Deafblind writer and professor explores how the misrepresentation of disability in books, movies, and TV harms both the disabled community and everyone else. As a […]

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Episode 524-With Rebecca Ross

On January 25, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Rebecca Ross, author of A River Enchanted. About A River Enchanted: Jack Tamerlaine hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them. Enchantments run […]

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Episode 523-With Lorraine Wilson

On January 18, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Lorraine Wilson, author of This Is Our Undoing and the forthcoming The Way The Light Bends. About This Is Our Undoing: In a near-future Europe fracturing under climate change and far-right politics, biologist Lina Stephenson works in the remote Rila Mountains, safely away from London State. When an old […]

 

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