Authors on a Podcast Talking Books

Authors on a Podcast Talking Books

By David Walters
A podcast for book lovers. From fantasy to horror, science fiction to thrillers, and everything in between, join host and reviewer David Walters as he hosts some of your favorite authors for a chat about their books, writing careers, inspirations, and what the future holds.
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Ep. 32 - Max Barry
On this episode, David chats with author Max Barry. Discussion includes topics like pretending to sell high-end computer systems for Hewlett-Packard, his writing influences from childhood to now, how his writing process has been refined over the years, and a good bit about his newest release, Providence, which just hit shelves on 3/31/20. Max's works include: Company Jennifer Government Lexicon Machine Man Providence Syrup Follow Max on social media: Twitter: @MaxBarry https://maxbarry.com/
48:04
April 3, 2020
Ep. 31 - Jon Skovron
On this episode, David chats with author Jon Skovron. Discussion includes topics like his wide range of careers before becoming a full-time writer, why the change from Young Adult to Adult fiction, why Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so popular right now, and the influences behind his new trilogy, The Goddess War, starting with The Ranger of Marzanna (4/21). Jon's works include: The Hacker's Key - September 1st, 2020 Hope and Red (Empire of Storms #1) Bane and Shadow (Empire of Storms #2) Blood and Tempest (Empire of Storms #3) Man Made Boy (Man Made Boy #1) The Broken Wondrous World (Man Made Boy #2) Misfit The Ranger of Marzanna (The Goddess War #1) - April 21st, 2020 Follow Jon on social media: Twitter: @jonnyskov Instagram: jonnyskov Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonskovron/ http://www.jonskovron.com/
1:42:44
April 2, 2020
Ep. 30 - Mike Shackle
On this episode, David chats with author Mike Shackle. Discussion includes topics like his work experiences around the world, his work/family/writing balance, influences and recommendations galore, and a good bit about his debut, We Are the Dead. Also included in this episode is the entirety of the Opening Prayer and Chapter 1 of We Are the Dead, read for you by Nicola Bryant (Peri - Doctor Who) Mike's works include: We Are the Dead (The Last War #1) A Fool's Hope (The Last War #2) - Oct 2020 Untitled (The Last War #3) - 2021 Follow Mike on social media: Twitter: @mikeshackle Instagram: mikeshackle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.shackle.7 http://www.mashackle.com/
1:28:30
March 31, 2020
Ep. 29 - Anna Smith Spark
On this episode, David chats with author Anna Smith Spark. Discussion includes topics like her unusual shoe collection, influences for her literary prose style, the Empires of Dust trilogy, being allowed out once a day for a stroll, and much more. Anna's works include: The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1) The Tower of Living and Dying (Empires of Dust #2) The House of Sacrifice (Empires of Dust #3) Follow Anna on social media: Twitter: @queenofgrimdark Instagram: annasmithspark Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anna.smithspark http://courtofbrokenknives.org/
1:34:54
March 29, 2020
Ep. 28 - Dan Stout
On this episode, David chats with author Dan Stout. Discussion includes topics like writing fiction vs non-fiction, authors having ever-growing TBR piles just like readers do, geeking out over cover deigns by Chris McGrath, and glimpses into his Carter Archives series. Dan's works include: Titanshade (The Carter Archives #1) Titan's Day (The Carter Archives #2) - April 7th, 2020 Untitled (The Carter Archives #3) - TBD 2021 Follow Dan on social media: Twitter: @DanStout Instagram: danstoutwriter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanStoutWriter/ https://www.danstout.com/
55:49
March 27, 2020
Ep. 27 - Adam Cesare
On this episode, David chats with author Adam Cesare Discussion includes topics like his YouTube review show, horror movies on horror movies on horror novels, figuring out life with COVID, and his upcoming novel, Clown in a Cornfield, hitting shelves on August 25th. Adam's works include: Clown in a Cornfield (08/25/20) Exponential Mercy House The Blackest Eyes The Con Season The First One You Expect The Summer Job Tribesmen Video Night Zero Lives Remaining Follow Adam on social media: Twitter: @Adam_Cesare Instagram: adamcesare Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adamcesarewrites/ YouTube: Adam Cesare https://adamcesare.wordpress.com/
1:04:49
March 20, 2020
Ep. 26 - James Rollins
On this episode, David chats with author James Rollins. Discussion includes topics like writing books while spaying and neutering pets, growing up a fan of Crichton and Cussler, what influences his writing, and a good bit about his upcoming novel, The Last Odyssey, which is #15 in his best-selling Sigma Force series.  James's works include: Sigma Force: Sandstorm / Map of Bones / Black Order / The Judas Strain / The Last Oracle / The Doomsday Key / The Devil Colony / Bloodline / The Eye of God / The 6th Extinction / The Bone Labyrinth / The Seventh Plague / The Demon Crown / Crucible / The Last Odyssey (3/24) Tucker Wayne: The Kill Switch / War Hawk and many more! Follow James on social media: Twitter: @jamesrollins Instagram: authorjamesrollins Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sigmaforce/ https://jamesrollins.com/
34:37
March 18, 2020
Ep. 25 - Peter Kenny
On this episode, David chats with voice-over artist Peter Kenny. Discussion includes topics like bringing Geralt of Rivia to life in Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher Saga, his recording audition that landing him Ian M. Banks' catalog of novels including the Culture series, working his way up the ladder in the Theatre, and much much more. Peter's works include: Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods #1) by Justin T. Call The Corporation Wars Trilogy by Ken MacLeod The Culture Series by Ian M. Banks 84K / The Fifteen Lives of Harry August / The Gameshouse / The Pursuit of William Abbey / Touch by Claire North The Royal Institute of Magic Series by Victor Kloss The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski and many more! Follow Peter on social media: Twitter: @PeterKennyVoice https://www.peterkenny.com/
1:02:47
March 15, 2020
Ep. 24 - John Marrs
On this episode, David chats with author John Marrs. Discussion includes topics like COVID-19 insanity, working as a freelance journalist, ignoring Goodreads for Goodreason, and tons about his novels, including 'The One' (soon to be a major Netflix Original series) and the upcoming 'What Lies Between Us' hitting shelves on May 15th.  John's works include: Her Last Move The Good Samaritan The Minders (TBD) The One The Passengers Welcome to Wherever You Are What Lies Between Us (May 15th, 2020) When You Disappeared Follow John on social media: Twitter: @johnmarrs1 Instagram: johnmarrs.author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmarrsauthor/ https://www.johnmarrsauthor.com/
1:01:58
March 15, 2020
Ep. 23 - Stephen Graham Jones
On this episode, David chats with author Stephen Graham Jones. Discussion includes topics like hacky sackin' with the cool crowd, living off Long John Silver's crumbs for a time, what his magnum opus would look like, and a ton about some of his more recent novels (especially The Only Good Indians, which holds a special place in David's heart).  Stephen's works include: After the People Lights Have Gone Off All the Beautiful Sinners Demon Theory Mapping the Interior Mongrels Night of the Mannequins (July 14th, 2020) The Last Final Girl The Ones That Got Away The Only Good Indians (May 19th, 2020) and many more... Follow Stephen on social media: Twitter: @SGJ72 https://www.demontheory.net/
49:54
March 13, 2020
Ep. 22 - Luke Arnold
On this episode, David chats with actor and fantasy author Luke Arnold. Discussion includes topics like a questionable but enjoyable career move as a comedic magician, his time as John Silver on the Starz hit TV series 'Black Sails', the toilet paper crisis in Australia, and a ton about his writing process, including discussion surrounding The Fetch Phillips Archives.  Luke's works include: The Last Smile in Sunder City (The Fetch Phillips Archives #1) Dead Man in a Ditch (The Fetch Phillips Archives #2) Untitled (The Fetch Phillips Archives #3) Follow Luke on social media: Twitter: @LongLukeArnold Instagram: longlukearnold Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Luke-Arnold-151651708200031/ https://lukearnold.net/
1:15:26
March 11, 2020
Ep. 21 - Brian Naslund
On this episode, David chats with fantasy author Brian Naslund. Discussion includes topics like growing up in Maryland without a fondness for crab cakes, doing his best Oliver Twist impression when it came to finding work at a young age, not being a fan of sports but a fan of sports puns, and a good bit about his Dragons of Terra series. Brian's works include: Blood of an Exile (Dragons of Terra #1) Sorcery of a Queen (Dragons of Terra #2) - August 4th 2020 Untitled Book 3 (Dragons of Terra #3) - Summer/Fall 2021 Follow Brian on social media: Twitter: @BrianNasl Instagram: brian_naslund Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bnaslund https://www.briannaslund.com/
1:16:12
March 4, 2020
Ep. 20 - T. Frohock
On this episode, David chats with author T. Frohock. Discussion includes topics like being an avid reader while working in a library (can't even fathom how difficult controlling oneself must be), being influenced by the Father of Horror himself, Stephen King, and a ton about her Los Nefilim series. Teresa's works include: In Midnight's Silence (Los Nefilim #1) Without Light or Guide (Los Nefilim #2) The Second Death (Los Nefilim #3) Where Oblivion Lives (Los Nefilim #4) Carved from Stone and Dream (Los Nefilim #5) A Song with Teeth (Los Nefilim #6) Miserere: An Autumn Tale Follow Teresa on social media: Twitter: @t_frohock Instagram: tfrohock https://www.tfrohock.com/
1:06:33
February 28, 2020
Ep. 19 - Christian (aka Miles) Cameron
On this episode, David chats with author Christian Cameron. Discussion includes topics like being a dedicated reenactor, becoming an Instagram pastry sensation, having an author as a father, and a TON about his books and influences. Christian's works include: -Long War Series (Killer of Men, Marathon: Freedom or Death, Poseidon's Spear, The Great King, Salamis, Rage of Ares) -Tyrant Series (Tyrant, Tyrant: Storm of Arrows, Tyrant: Funeral Games, King of Bosporus, Tryant: Destroyer of Cities, Tyrant: Force of Kings) -Chivalry Series (The Ill-Made Knight, The Long Sword, The Green Count, Sword of Justice) -The Traitor Son Cycle Series (The Red Knight, The Fell Sword, The Dread Wyrm, A Plague of Swords, The Fall of Dragons) -Masters & Mages Trilogy (Cold Iron, Dark Forge, Bright Steel) Follow Christian on social media: Twitter: @Phokion1 Instagram: christian_cameron_author Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/cgcameron https://christiancameronauthor.com/
1:09:48
February 26, 2020
Ep. 18 - Matthew Ward
On this episode, David chats with author Matthew Ward.. Discussion includes topics like working for Games Workshop, growing up on Tolkien and Brooks, and what we can expect from his Orbit fantasy debut, Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy #1) Matthew's works include: Legacy of Ash (Legacy Trilogy #1) Legacy of Steel (Legacy Trilogy #2) - Late 2020? Queen of Eventide Shadow of the Raven (The Reckoning #1) and many more... Follow Matthew on social media: Twitter: @thetowerofstars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/callaen https://www.facebook.com/ColdharbourAgency/ https://www.facebook.com/thetowerofstars/
49:14
February 23, 2020
Ep. 17 - Tim Meyer
On this episode, David chats with author Tim Meyer. Discussion includes topics like craft beer enthusiasm, growing up along the Jersey Shore, their mutual love of the Scholastic Book Fair, and a ton about Tim's library of novels including his upcoming release, Dead Daughters (April 16th). Tim's works include: 69: A Short Novel of Cosmic Horror Black Star Constellations Dead Daughters (April 16th, 2020) In the House of Mirrors Kill Hill Carnage Limbs: A Love Story The Switch House and many more... Follow Tim on social media: Twitter: @timmmeyer11 Instagram: timmmeyer11 https://timmeyerwrites.com/
1:04:37
February 19, 2020
Ep. 16 - Tim Lebbon
On this episode, David chats with horror and dark fantasy writer Tim Lebbon. Discussion includes topics like whiskey nights with Josh Malerman, becoming an endurance athlete, seeing his novel The Silence become a film on Netflix, and his upcoming novel, Eden, hitting shelves on April 7th from Titan Books. Tim's works include: Alien: Out of the Shadows Coldbrook Eden (Out April 7th, 2020) Into the Void: Star Wars Legends (Dawn of the Jedi) Relics (Relics #1) The Folded Land (Relics #2) The Edge (Relics #3) The Silence and more... Follow Tim on social media: Twitter: @timlebbon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.lebbon https://www.timlebbon.net/
58:09
February 16, 2020
Ep. 15 - Justin Travis Call
On this episode, David chats with fantasy author Justin Travis Call. Discussion includes topics like being a HAAAAAAAAAARvard man, using a recreation center for writing instead of working out, and a bit about his upcoming novel, Master of Sorrows. Justin's works include: Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods #1) [Currently available in the UK; US release 02/25/2020] Master Artificer (The Silent Gods #2) [TBD] Master of the Fallen (The Silent Gods #3) [TBD] Untitled (The Silent Gods #4) [TBD] Follow Justin on social media: Twitter: @Justin_T_Call Instagram: justin_t_call Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justin.travis.call https://justintcall.com/
56:49
February 12, 2020
Ep. 14 - Peter McLean
On this episode, David chats with fantasy author Peter McLean. Discussion includes topics like his War for the Rose Throne series, working in IT for a living, and multiple book recommendations which all seem to come from Orbit. Peter's works include: Drake (The Burned Man #1) Dominion (The Burned Man #2) Damnation (The Burned Man #3) Priest of Lies (War for the Rose Throne #1) Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #2) Priest of Gallows (War for the Rose Throne #3) - expected 2021 Stories in the Warhammer 40k Universe (Baphomet by Night, Lightning Run, Sand Lords, No Hero) Follow Peter on social media: Instagram: @PeteMC666 Twitter: petermc666 https://talonwraith.com/
40:54
February 9, 2020
Ep. 13 - Kealan Patrick Burke
On this episode, David chats with horror author Kealan Patrick Burke. Discussion includes topics like how GRRM should end Game of Thrones, why it sucks to be a waiter in a restaurant, how Kealan and David are both currently watching McMillion$, and maybe a bit about Kealan's library of releases. Kealan's works include: Blanky Dead of Winter Kin Sour Candy The Turtle Boy We Live Inside Your Eyes and MANY more Follow Kealan on social media: Instagram: kealanpatrick Twitter: @KealanBurke https://www.kealanpatrickburke.com/ For cover design inquiries: Instagram: elderlemon_design Twitter: ELemonDesign https://www.elderlemondesign.net/
1:24:48
February 7, 2020
Ep. 12 - Mike Chen
On this episode, David chats with science fiction writer Mike Chen. Discussion includes topics like hockey, watching Star Wars in the "Machete Order", and the Coronavirus epidemic spreading right after the release of A Beginning at the End (coincidence?). Mike's works include: Here and Now and Then A Beginning at the End We Could Be Heroes (January 2021 [tentative]) Follow Mike on social media: Instagram: mikechenauthor Twitter: @mikechenauthor https://www.mikechenbooks.com/
1:02:24
January 31, 2020
Ep. 11 - Marc Thompson
On this episode, David chats with voice actor Marc Thompson. Discussion includes topics like Star Wars (obviously), The Mandalorian (OBVIOUSLY), and coming up with new voices thanks to the lovely people of NYC. David also calls out someone named Andy Sudeikis for punching The Child when it is definitely Jason (sorry not sorry).  Marc's works include: Narration for over 90 audiobooks including 40+ Star Wars Audiobooks Voiceovers for Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MTV's Daria, and many more. Follow Marc on social media: Twitter: @CaptainEhud Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marc.thompson.378 https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Marc_Thompson https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Marc-Thompson/ https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/narrator/73388/marc-thompson/ https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Marc_Thompson
1:03:26
January 24, 2020
Ep. 10 - Josiah Bancroft
On this episode, David chats with fantasy writer Josiah Bancroft. Discussion includes topics like Mark Lawrence's Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off, the journey from self-publishing to getting a book deal with Orbit, and how being an Art Major at Auburn was not Josiah's niche.  Josiah's works include: Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel #2) The Hod King (The Books of Babel #3) Untitled (The Books of Babel #4) - Tentatively scheduled for a 2021 Release Follow Josiah on social media: Twitter: @BancroftJosiah http://www.thebooksofbabel.com/
1:15:50
January 15, 2020
Ep. 9 - CJ Tudor
On this episode, David chats with thriller writer CJ Tudor. Discussion includes topics like Robert Downey Jr showing her his chest, having to choose between being a best-selling author or the Prime Minister,  and her upcoming novel, The Other People. CJ's works include: The Chalk Man The Hiding Place The Other People - 01/28/20 Follow CJ on social media: Twitter: @cjtudor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CJTudorOfficial/
1:07:00
January 12, 2020
Ep. 8 - Evan Winter
On this episode, David, alongside FanFiAddict co-reviewer, David S, chats with fantasy author Evan Winter. Discussion includes topics like growing up in Africa vs living now in Canada, Evan's background in cinematography, self publishing vs traditional, and what inspired Evan to write The Burning series. Evan's works include: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) The Fires of Vengeance (The Burning #2) - 07/14/2020 Follow Evan on social media: Twitter: @evanwinter Instragam: evanmwinter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evanwinter http://evanwinter.com/
1:16:56
January 8, 2020
Ep. 7 - Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
On this episode, David chats with fantasy author Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan. Discussion includes topics like moonlighting as a game designer, the requirement of a baby manual, and how David can't keep the books he has read in order. Oh, and they talk a little bit about The Black Iron Legacy. Gareth's works include: The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy #1) The Shadow Saint (The Black Iron Legacy #2) - 01/07/20 Follow Gareth on social media: Twitter: @mytholder Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mytholder https://garhanrahan.wordpress.com/
1:04:15
December 28, 2019
Ep. 6 - Josh Malerman
On this episode, David chats with horror author Josh Malerman. Discussion includes topics like life on the road as a musician, walking down the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and his upcoming novel, Malorie.  Josh's works include: Bird Box Black Mad Wheel Goblin Unbury Carol On This, The Day of the Pig Inspection Malorie (July 21st, 2020) Ghastle and Yule (novella) The House at the Bottom of the Lake (novella) Follow Josh on social media: Twitter: @JoshMalerman Instagram: joshmalerman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jmalerman
55:25
December 25, 2019
Ep. 5 - Andy Davidson
On this episode, David chats with horror author Andy Davidson. Discussion includes topics like Star Wars fandom, growing up on a healthy dose of King and Koontz, and horror in today's culture. Andy's works include: In the Valley of the Sun The Boatman's Daughter (02/11/2020) Follow Sean on social media: Twitter: @theandydavidson Instagram: theandydavidson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1660129415 https://www.theandydavidson.com/
52:18
December 20, 2019
Ep. 4 - Sean Adams
On this episode, David chats with debut author Sean Adams Discussion includes topics like writing satire for a living, rerecording due to technical issues, and attempting to draw comics as a child. Oh, and a lot about his upcoming debut novel, The Heap. Sean's works include: Short fiction that has appeared in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the Normal School, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Arkansas International. The Heap (01/07/20) Follow Sean on social media: Twitter: @seanadams Instagram: sean_radams
49:03
December 18, 2019
Ep. 3 - Jonathan Wood
On this episode, David chats with fantasy author Jonathan Wood aka Jon Hollins. Discussion includes topics like writing on trains, playing Dragon Age into the witching hour, and his relationship to the VanderMeers.  Jonathan's works include: Arthur Wallace Quadrilogy (No Hero, Yesterday's Hero, Anti-Hero, Broken Hero) The Dragon Lords Trilogy [written as Jon Hollins] (Fool's Gold, False Idols, Bad Faith) Follow Jonathan on social media: Twitter/Instagram: thexmedic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.wood.5832
49:57
December 4, 2019
Ep. 2 - Angus Watson
On this episode, David chats with fantasy author Angus Watson. Discussion includes topics like searching for bigfoots, failed shuttle launches, and his two (2) historical fantasy trilogies Angus's current works include: Iron Age Trilogy (Age of Iron, Clash of Iron, Reign of Iron) West of West Trilogy (You Die When You Die, The Land You Never Leave, Where Gods Fear to Go) Follow Angus on social media: Twitter: @GusWatson Instagram: angus_watson_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angus.watson.96
34:39
November 29, 2019
Extra Special Episode - Noir at the Bar, Nov. 23rd - Wild Roast Cafe in Hoover, AL
David attends Noir at the Bar, where local and national crime writers read excerpts from their current and future works (with a side of murder ballads). Readers include Jeff Strand, Hank Early, David Powell, Andy Davidson, Nathan Ballingrud, Roger Johns, Emily Carpenter, Matt Weber, and Robert McCammon. 
1:22:58
November 25, 2019
Ep. 1 - Michael R. Fletcher
On this episode, David chats with fantasy and science fiction author Michael R. Fletcher. Discussion includes topics like books (obviously), his inability to write YA fiction, why he doesn't have a grimdark moniker, and much more. Michael's current works include: Manifest Delusions Trilogy (Beyond Redemption, The Mirror's Truth, Swarm and Steel) Smoke and Stone (City of Sacrifice #1) Ghosts of Tomorrow A Collection of Obsessions The Millennial Manifesto Follow Michael on social media: Twitter: @FletcherMR Instagram: fletcher_michael_r Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelRFletcher
41:08
November 22, 2019
Preview
A little bit about myself, blogging, the book community, and what is to come.
11:17
November 18, 2019