TRATWD 095 – Philippa Ballantine

Posted by on 25 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

pip-ballantine

In this week’s interview I talk to award-winning fantasy author Philippa Ballantine about her new novel, IMMORTAL PROGENY. Buy your copy today!

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

Support the show on Patreon

Leave a review on iTunes

 

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

Fans of Metamor City Facebook Group

Elysian Springs Kickstarter

Review The Raven & the Writing Desk on iTunes

MCP SE16 – Triple Threat Launchcast

Posted by on 17 Jan 2010 | Tagged as: Feedback, Just For Fun, Round-Table

Hey all!

It occurred to me that I never actually put this launchcast on the feed. Since the next episode has been delayed due to production difficulties, this seemed to be the ideal time to put it up as an extra bit of content. Listen as Philippa Ballantine, J. Daniel Sawyer and I take calls from listeners and kick off the next stage of our podcasting projects. Enjoy!

BONUS – Triple Threat Interviews on ISBW

Posted by on 22 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: Interview, Just For Fun

Mur Lafferty interviewed all three of the Triple Threat authors — me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine — for this extra-large episode of I Should Be Writing. I hope you enjoy listening to these interviews as much as we enjoyed recording them!

The Sex Round-Table, Part 3 of 3

Posted by on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: Erotic, Just For Fun

The long-awaited Part Three of the Sex Round-Table is here! This time, we tackle questions of sexual identity — both in how the authors relate to the characters and in how the characters define themselves.

WARNING: All three of us were at least a little drunk at this point in the evening, so please forgive the occasional stuttering and/or mangling of the English language. We’re all still lucid enough to be making some great points — and, perhaps, revealing more about our own inner psychology than anyone wanted to know. 🙂

Special thanks to Dan Sawyer for editing and mixing this ep, and to Pip Ballantine for joining us in the madness. This was an absolute blast. 🙂

The Sex Round-Table, Part 2 of 3

Posted by on 14 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Erotic, Just For Fun, Round-Table

The sex talk between me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine continues. We start off with a discussion of erotic themes in Metamor City, then progress to talk about sex in religion, sex in humans vs. other species of animals, serious sex, funny sex, and the wide spectrum of human relationships from shallow to intimate — and all the different kinds of sex involved in that continuum.

No promos in this one, folks. And yes, my numbering system at the beginning of the episode is STILL out of whack.

Part 1 of the Round-Table is at the ANTITHESIS feed, if you haven’t already heard it. Part 3 will be coming to the Erotica a la Carte feed shortly.

That Mitchell & Webb Look: Snooker Commentators

The Sex Round-Table, Part 1 of 3

Posted by on 09 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Erotic, Just For Fun, Round-Table

What do you get when you combine three saucy podcasters and a fine New Zealand Pinot Noir? Well, this, apparently. Dan Sawyer, Philippa Ballantine, and I sat down to discuss the ways we deal with sex in our various worlds and works. There are three hours of this; Dan dropped the first hour in his ANTITHESIS feed, and I’m cross-posting it here. Look for further episodes to drop on the Metamor City and Erotica a la Carte feeds in the near future.

Also, I was having entirely too much fun with sound clips from That Mitchell and Webb Look. The snooker commentators sketch can be found here.