I wanted to do something special for the first episode of the year. As you know, Michael David Anderson, Carol Kean, and Chris Fried do reviews for The Leighgendarium, but that is all you may know about them. For this first episode of 2017, I interviewed each of them for about 15 minutes each and talk to them about how they got into reading and some of their favorite books from 2016.
I hope that this helps you get to know our reviewers just a little bit better.
Michael David Anderson:
Horror and suspense novelist Michael David Anderson resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, and possesses degrees in both Psychology and English. He is the author of the Teddy Dormer novels Teddy and Wake, and several books of poetry. In addition to writing, Anderson is an avid reader, gamer, and stand-up comic. Bandit, his dog, is a German Shepherd/Retriever mix and serves as a constant distraction from his writing.
You can also find his books on Amazon.
Carol Kean grew up on a farm where books, animals, and plants substituted for a social life. She earned a degree at University of Northern Iowa in English teaching with a journalism minor. She worked as a technical writer for a bomb factory, writing progress reports for the Patriot Warhead Missile, using a very expensive, very new device known as a computer. (The bomb factory has closed permanently, but it was not her fault.)
Science fiction unites her first love (science) with her second (literature). She reads most genres except horror and chick lit, but a compelling voice gets her to read any genre . Kean is a Book Critic for Perihelion Science Fiction ezine, NetGalley, and Amazon Vine. Her reviews in Perihelion earned her second place in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll for review sites in 2015. She is happily married with three grown children.
You can learn more about Kean by following her blog.
You can also follow her on Twitter.
Chris Fried is married to a wonderful wife with two delightful young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, raising his kids and working at his day job. When he has spare time (what’s that?), he enjoys reading and writing book reviews.
A lifelong reader since he was young, he eventually discovered so many wonderful stories in the world of independent publishing that he’s been reading them ever since. Now, his “To Be Read” list has never been longer.
He lives in northern New Jersey with his family, which includes a very fluffy cat.
His Amazon profile can be found here.
Music provided by Nomis. You can learn more at his website.
Books Mentioned By The Reviewers:
Michael David Anderson