July 2015

Monthly Archive

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 12: Metamor City – The Cuckoo, Part 1

Posted by on 26 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Erotic, Fantasy, John

Chris reads some feedback from Twitter and asks for listeners to review The Raven & the Writing Desk on iTunes.

The Story: The Cuckoo, Part 1

Meet John, an incubus who was kicked out of his noble family once his true nature was revealed. He’s set his sights on the Baronesa Delilah Velasco de Moraine, a shy, beautiful Tournish noblewoman: recently wedded to a Metamorian lord, and completely overwhelmed by the strangeness of Metamor’s high society. John has ideas about how to help her be more accepted in the world that rejected him — but what does he get out of it? And who is he working for, anyway?

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PRODUCTION NOTE: The tango music used in this story is “Last Tango in NYC,” by The Four Bags. The music was released under a Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial License on Mevio’s Music Alley, the podsafe music network, which unfortunately shut down in April 2014. You can find some of The Four Bags’ other music at their website, http://thefourbags.com.

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 11: Publishing and Social Media Strategies, with Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine

Posted by on 19 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Interview

For today’s episode I sat down with long-time friends and award-winning authors Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine to discuss the pros and cons of different strategies for publishing your work. We also talked about the different social media platforms that are available, and which ones are the most effective tools for authors looking to build their audience and promote their work.

tee-and-pip-shepherdstownReferenced in this interview:

Tee Morris’s Blog

The Worlds of Philippa Ballantine

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

One-Stop Writer Shop

Galileo Games: The Ministry Initiative

Social Media for Writers (pre-order now!)

Review Tales from the Archives on iTunes

In the Feedback Section:

OzGuvnor talks about the unexpected benefits of putting in small, incremental efforts on a consistent basis. Nobilis suggests an easy way of leaving feedback for the show. Sara T. talks about the final installment of FLYING FREE, big emotions, and bisexual characters in fiction.

Chris Lester’s Author Page on Facebook

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Elysian Springs Kickstarter

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 10: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 3 (Conclusion)

Posted by on 12 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Superheroes

In this week’s episode, Sara T. and Mildred discuss the rapid changes in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, the spectrum of human sexuality (and our failure to recognize it in either ourselves or others), and just what it would take to kill Kyia in the world of Metamor City.

The Story: Flying Free, Part 3 (Conclusion)

Barbara is ready to take a stand for her rights as a gay woman, but forces more powerful than her may put an end to her service with Eagle Flight. Elias, caught in the middle, has to choose how to respond.

Elysian Springs Kickstarter Campaign

Elysian Springs Q&A with Lauren “Scribe” Harris

Chris Lester’s Facebook Author Page

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Metamor City Discussion Forums

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 09: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 2

Posted by on 04 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Superheroes

The Elysian Springs Kickstarter has been delayed until Monday, July 6th, but the next part of FLYING FREE is ready a day early!

The Story: Flying Free, Part 2

As the Cold War heats up in Vietnam, Barbara receives a most unwelcome letter. Can Elias help her contain the damage?

Warning: Contains profanity and mature themes (racism and homophobia). Listener discretion advised.

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Metamor City Discussion Forums

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