Category Archives: 30 Minute Author

Episode 39 | Chris Kennedy

A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and publisher, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. Chris’ stories include the “Theogony” and “Codex Regius” science fiction trilogies and stories in the “Four Horsemen” military scifi series. Come and learn more about this great author.

Episode 37 | Fran Wilde

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Fran Wilde is the author of the Andre Norton- and Compton Crook Award-winning, Nebula-nominated novel Updraft (Tor 2015). She wrote an episode for Season 2 of The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, a series put out by Serial Box. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, Tor.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Nature, and the 2017 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She writes for publications including The Washington Post, Tor.com, Clarkesworld, iO9.com, and GeekMom.com.
Come and learn more about Fran and her stories in this episode of 30-Minute Author Interviews.

Episode 36 | Franklin Horton

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Franklin Horton lives and writes in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. He holds a B.A. in English. His first published novel, The Borrowed World, was published in May of 2015 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller. Since that time he’s continued that series with Ashes of the Unspeakable and Legion of Despair. He’s also begun a second series with the 2016 release of Locker Nine. His latest book, the fourth installment in The Borrowed World Series is called No Time For Mourning and will be released on Valentine’s Day 2017.

Episode 35 | Nick Cole & Jason Anspach: Galaxy’s Edge

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Nick Cole & Jason Anspach have teamed up for a brand new project and the future they have planned for it is a lot bigger than I realized or thought. Come and learn more about why this is called Star Wars Not Star Wars.

Nick Cole is a former soldier and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can be found writing books. In 2016 Nick’s book CTRL ALT Revolt won the Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic novel.

Jason Anspach writes old movies. He grew up watching the Hollywood classics of the silver screen and works that bygone charm and humor into his books.

Together with his wife and their six children, and their border collie Charlotte, Jason resides in a hundred year old Craftsman home in a blue collar city nestled in the Pacific Northwest. The house is very drafty, but a family that large has a way of keeping you warm.

Episode 34 | Josh Hayes

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I discovered Josh Hayes through his podcast Keystroke Medium. Josh grew up a military brat, affording him the opportunity to meet several different types of people, in multiple states and foreign countries. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served for six years, before leaving military life to work in law enforcement. His experiences in both his military life and police life have given him a unique glimpse into the lives of people around him and it shows through in the characters he creates. We learn some very interesting facts about Josh and his stories. Come and enjoy the latest edition of 30-Minute Author Interviews featuring Josh Hayes.

Episode 33 | Scott Moon

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Scott Moon has been writing fantasy, science fiction, and urban fantasy for over thirty years. In 2012, he published Dragon Badge, a novel that took years to write. Realizing that the process never really gets easier, he continued with Dragon Attack, Dragon land and a series of science fiction books full of action and suspense. Currently he is working on a new military science fiction series (starting with Bayonet Dawn) more ambitious than previous novels.
Come and learn more about this author in this brand new podcast episode.

Episode 32 | L. Bachman

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Bachman first gained attention in the independent publishing community with her cover design of the collection entitled Murder, Mayhem, Monsters, and Mistletoe: An Anthology. This led to her working with several authors, including Lindy Spencer and Rae Ford. Following her work on the anthology, she wrote The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon in January 2015. It was nominated for Indie Book of 2016 by Metamorph Publishing, along with her bestselling short Human Ouija.
Come and learn more about L. Bachman in this week’s podcast episode.

Episode 31 | Leighgendarium Reviewers

I wanted to do something special for the first episode of 2017. As you know, Michael David Anderson, Carol Kean, and Chris Fried do reviews for The Leighgendarium, but that is all you probably 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.