Review: Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe

The 2015 Chinese adventure action film, Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe, is being released in DVD and Blu-Ray this coming week. Based on the 2006 best-selling novel Ghost Blows Out the Light by Tianxia Bachang, it tells a supernatural story with touches of fantasy and science fiction. Summary Hu Bayi is working in a government […]

Fall genre pilots hoping to get picked up

According to The Wrap, the following genre pilots are in the pipeline for fall. ABC Beauty and the Beast starring Chris Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction) – a retelling of the classic fairytale Gotham – A female cop discovers magic in New York City As yet untitled drama from Roland Emmerich (ID4) and Harold Kloser starring […]

Podcast Episode 68: The Business of SF

This week I chat with Jean Marie Ward, a writer and author of both science fiction/fantasy and nonfiction. During our conversation we cover the difference between the two, first drafts, developmental editing, e-publishing, book reviewing, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Amazon.com Widgets   Mentioned in this Episode: […]

Most Memorable Podcasts of 2011

Looking back over the past year, my first full calendar year of “airing” The Genre Traveler Podcast, I’ve found that I’ve had some very memorable conversations. Listed below, in as close an order of preference as I could manage, are the top 10 most memorable podcasts I posted this year. This is very personal list. […]

Podcast Episode 67: Hobbit Tales

This year, The Hobbit celebrates its 75th anniversary of publication and, the new live film adaptation of the book, directed by Peter Jackson, is due at at year’s end. In August, Loughborough University will host The Return of the Ring, the Tolkien Society’s celebration of all things Tolkien, and there will be other Tolkien related […]

Andrea Cremer coming to SoCal

Today, when I went to the mail box I found a surprise … a big package containing the first and third books in Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series. (Of course they wouldn’t send the middle one! Erg.) The series, which tells the story of Calla, the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack, started with Nighshade […]

Podcast Episode 64: Paranormal Prediction

This week I chat with paranormal consultant Fiona Broome about what the heck that term means, as well as predicting paranormal activity; whether ley lines cause paranormal activity or the other way around; theories behind paranormal occurrences; the relationship of UFOs, Big Foot and ghosts; the connection between serial killers and the paranormal; and more. […]

Podcast Episode 61: One Bad Ass Genre Writer

In this week’s episode, I chat with Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Our conversation touches on writing short vs. long fiction, transforming short fiction into long fiction, publishing in anthologies vs. magazines, the Bad Ass Faeries anthology series, urban fantasy, writing in multiple genres, networking as a writer at conventions, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean […]