In this week’s episode I interviewed Dr. Ada Palmer–historian, musician, and author of the award-winning TERRA IGNOTA series of science fiction novels. We had a lovely conversation about world-building, characterization, the business of publishing, the challenges of incorporating freedom of religion in a secular society, and how concepts of wealth and scarcity might change in a world where all one’s material needs are provided for. This was a fantastic interview, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
In this week’s episode I interview Christiana Ellis, the mastermind behind a bunch of cool projects, including Space Casey, Nina Kimberly the Merciless, and the serial detective/adventure story Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private Eye. Christiana had a lot of great insights to share about putting yourself into your work, knowing what you want to get out of your writing, and why you shouldn’t worry about whether your stuff is “original” or not. I had a lot of fun with this conversation, and I hope you will too!
In this week’s episode I sat down with Nathan Lowell, the author of The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series. I talked with him about his unusual approach to science fiction, right and wrong ways to use social media as a writer, promoting the work of authors you love, and how he made the transition from part-time to full-time author.
Abigail Hilton has attracted a fervent audience of thousands of readers and listeners with her fantasy series The Prophet of Panamindorah, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, and Hunters Unlucky. (Full disclosure: I’m one of them.) I sat down with Abbie to discuss the strategies she has used to get the word out about her books, grow her audience, and turn a profit on her writing career.