Podcast Episode 60: A Map of Contents

In this episode, The Genre Traveler chats with internationally published novelist Alma Alexander. Our conversation touches on how her single book became a duology, the wildly difference covers one of her books had, editorial quirks, the different between historical fantasy and historical fiction, living around the world, the mob mentality, how ideas are formed, her […]

Podcast Episode 56: Pirates, Dragons and Belly Dancing

Arg matey, this week I chat with author and pirate-fan Misty Massey. Along the way we chat about her magic pirate adventure novel Mad Kestrel, pirates and piracy in general, dragons, the difference between European and Asian dragons, belly dance, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Amazon.com Widgets […]

Podcast Episode 55: Anthologies and Historical RPGs

This week I chat with author and editor Jennifer Brozek. We chat about various aspects of her work, from editing anthologies to writing for role playing games (RPGs), touching on the processes of editing and pulling together anthologies, improving your stories, writing for RPGs, her most rewarding and challenging projects, researching historical information, and more […]

Podcast Episode 54: Bits of Stuart Jaffe’s Brain

This week I chat with short story writer Stuart Jaffe. In this episode we talk about his short story collection, 10 Bits of My Brain, his podcast, The Eclectic Review, schlock films, unusual casting, his upcoming novels, genre writers in the South, what’s going on in publishing these days, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean […]

Podcast Episode 53: Dancing with Fire and Knapweeds

This week I chat with fantasy writer Sue Bolich. During our conversation, we touch on her first novel, Firedancer, and how she was inspired to write it, the importance of fear (and facing it) in our lives, her alternate history series stemming from the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, merging fantasy and alternate history, her military […]

Podcast Episode 49: Going with the Marketing Flow

Today I chat with Richard Lee Byers, the author of more than 30 fantasy and horror novels, including some set in the Forgotten Realms universe. Our discussion touches on writing in your own world vs. writing in someone else’s, Dungeons & Dragons, how he got started writing in Forgotten Realms, his new book, The Imposter, […]

Is “Young Adult” a Genre?

Throughout this week’s podcast episode, Allyson references the term “young adult” as a genre. But is that really what it is? The term “genre” means “A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.” So, since young adult fiction always features a young adult as […]

Podcast Episode 48: Getting an Early Start

This week I chat with Allyson Richards, the author of a forthcoming supernatural young adult novel series. During our conversation, we cover the basics of the series and its female lead, her favorite authors, being a reader, her writing process, being a normal teenager while also being a writer, other projects she’s working on, her […]

Podcast Episode 44: Organically Written

This week I chat with science fiction and fantasy author Sarah Ettritch. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including how she got started as a writer, writing in a genre you haven’t really read, organic writing (a.k.a. writing by the seat of your pants), Broad Universe and more. To help defray the cost […]

Podcast Episode 43: An Ode to Spellfurians

This week I chat with writer and filmmaker Travis Gordon … the man behind the webseries Spellfury. In addition to talking about story of Spellfury, we chat about product placements, female lead characters, building a team, the immediacy of webseries, the two ways to deliver your webisodes, puppets vs. cgi, working with green screen, and […]