Episode 090 – Gabrielle Gantz and Brian Thompson

On February 14, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 090 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Gabrielle Gantz and welcome for the first time, Brian Thompson. About Gabrielle: Gabrielle Gantz is a Publicist with Viking and Penguin. She interviews author for The Nervous Breakdown, writes about arts & culture at The Contextual Life, and can be […]

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Episode 074 – Peter Giglio

On September 27, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 74 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author and editor Peter Giglio. When Peter Giglio isn’t writing, he plays with fire, juggles clowns, and dirty dances with the benevolent ghost of Patrick Swayze. Thankfully, he writes all the time. He is the co-author of “The Better Half: A […]

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Episode 067 – Patrick D’Orazio

On August 2, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 67th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Patrick D’Orazio. Links: Author’s Website Author’s Twitter © 2011 Patrick Hester & John Anealio Featuring original music by John Anealio. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Episode 066 – Kim Harrison

On July 26, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 66 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with author Kim Harrison, whose The Hollows series spans nine novels and a new graphic novel. Links: Kim Harrison (Author’s Website) Burning Bunnies (Kim’s Twitter feed) Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Episode 063 – Sandra Wickham

On June 28, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 63 of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with Author and Fitness Nerd Sandra Wickham. With Sandra, we discuss: fitness, water, carbs, discipline, working out, writing, word count, staying fit, exercise, calories, tracking your goals with apps, the InkPunks, being the Fitness Nerd, competition and transitioning into […]

Episode 062 – Jon Sprunk

On June 21, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 62 of the Functional Nerds, John Anealio chats with PYR Author Jon Sprunk about his new book, Shadow’s Lure. Links: Jon Sprunk (Author Site) Shadow’s Lure Jon Sprunk (Twitter) Pyr Books Patrick and John also chat about other stuff.  Promise. Welcome our new sponsor – MapHook.com.  Click the link, download the app – […]

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Episode 057 – Andy Romine

On May 10, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 57th episode of the Parsec nominated Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with our very own Booze Nerd, Andy Romine! Andy is an author with works published in the Rigor Amortis anthology and the upcoming Broken Time Blues anthology.  With Andy we discuss such diverse topics as: the […]

Episode 053 – Paul S. Kemp

On April 12, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 53rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & Lisa Paitz Spindler sit down to chat with Paul S. Kemp, author of the new Star Wars novel: Deceived. We also chat about: Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, Scrivener, outlining, the writing process, the heroes journey, law school, Erevis Cale, Wizards of the Coast, role […]

Musketeers and Dragons: A Review of the Alchemist in the Shadows

On March 21, 2011, in Book Review, by Paul Weimer

Musketeers and Dragons A review of The Alchemist in the Shadows, by Pierre Pevel. Review by Paul Weimer “This is a Black Seal. Each of them contains a drop of dragon’s blood, used by the Black Claw to seal its most precious documents…” He returned the case and Rochefort pocketed it immediately. “So the Black […]

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Episode 043 Tim Akers

On January 31, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

043 The Functional Nerds – Tim Akers In the 43rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Tim Akers, author of ‘The Horns of Ruin‘.  We also discuss: World Fantasy, World Cons, PYR books, Solaris, 1st person narrative, gender roles, Paladins, pally specs, video games, role playing […]

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Episode 042 Jody Lynn Nye

On January 24, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

042 The Functional Nerds In the 42nd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio welcome Jody Lynn Nye, author of Dragons Deal (W/Robert Asprin), The Magic Touch, Strong-Arm Tactics, An Unexpected Apprentice & A Forthcoming Wizard. This week we discuss: Robert Asprin, Skype, Bill Fawcett, the Myth adventures, the Dragon series, collaboration, […]

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Episode 041 Lavie Tidhar

On January 17, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

041 The Functional Nerds In the 41st episode of the Functional Nerds, John & Patrick travel to Tel Aviv (via the Internet, of course), to chat with Lavie Tidhar, author of The Bookman, An Occupation of Angels, Cloud Permutations, HebrewPunk and The Tel Aviv Dossier. With steaming cups of coffee, we chat with Lavie about: […]

Episode 040 Paul Levinson

On January 10, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

040 The Functional Nerds In the 40th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome to the show singer, songwriter, record producer, science fiction author, media/pop culture commentator and all around cool guy – Paul Levinson!.  We chat with Paul about: Hats (cuz hat’s are cool), science fiction, music, doo wap, The Bronx, the Kingston Trio, […]

Episode 031 Carolyn Crane

On November 1, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

031 The Functional Nerds In our 31st episode, John & I welcome Carolyn Crane, author of Mind Games & Double Cross, available from Spectra. With Carolyn in tow, we discussed: author websites, geocities, twitter, urban fantasy, marketing, cover art, product packaging (when it comes to books), 1st person prose, tense, Anne Rice, Jim Butcher, Laurel […]

Episode 020

On July 30, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

020 The Functional Nerds In the 20th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by bestselling author Peter V. Brett!  This week we chat about writing a book on a Windows Mobile phone, writing to sell, making time to write, The Warded Man, good v. evil, magic symbolism, demons, moral […]

Episode 18

On July 16, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

018 The Functional Nerds In the 18th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, John DeNardo from SF Signal.com!  John D gives us a hand as we welcome legendary science fiction author and five time hugo winner Mike Resnick!  This week […]

Nerd News Roundup for June 29, 2010

On June 29, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy LA Times: ‘Android Karenina’ writer says Tolstoy might not like remake: ‘He seems to have taken himself very seriously.’ Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Infinite Realities by R. L. Copple Pyr-O-Mania: Pyr Comes to the Nook (and B&N eReader) Pyr-O-Mania: Upcoming Author Appearances SfSignal: Trailer: Space Battleship Yamato […]

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