Podcast Episode 41: Telling Stories through Video Journal Transcripts

This week I chat with first-time novelist Gregg Mattson, whose science fiction novel Field of Orbs uses a unique story-telling style with roots in other famous novels such as Dracula by Bram Stoker. Along the way we chat about the elements of his novel — setting, plot, characters — as well as short stories evolving […]

Podcast Episode 40: Writing an Epic Fantasy

Fantasy novelist Janet Beasley joins The Genre Traveler in a conversation about her forthcoming epic fantasy novel Maycly. Along the way they discuss the ins and outs of writing an epic fantasy, from creating creatures, to developing the map, to telling the story from multiple points of view. To help defray the cost of hosting […]

Podcast Episode 39: Pushing the Boundaries of Genre Literary Art

In which The Genre Traveler waxes philosophical with author, screenwriter and humor columnist Jonathan Ball. Listen in to this week’s episode as we discuss finding where your writing fits — your identity as a writer — getting inspiration from song lyrics, his unusual books Ex Machina and Clockfire, the nature of art, human subjectivity, the […]

Podcast Episode 38: All In the Family

In which Carol and Adam Kunz, the mother/son team behind the new young adult dark fantasy novel The Childe, chat with The Genre Traveler about the process they went through in writing the book. Along the way we discuss writing with a parent and/or child, the fun parts of writing, bringing in parts of your […]

Podcast Episode 37: Exploring Culture through Epic Fantasy

Join The Genre Traveler as she chats with Shawn Lamb, author of the young adult fantasy series Allon. The series was instigated by a request from Shawn’s daughter, but grew into much more as the diverse array of neighborhood kids got in on the fun. During the conversation we touch on the cultural questions teens […]

Podcast Episode 36: Women & Horror

The Genre Traveler chats with horror author Amy Grech about her anthology of short horror fiction, Blanket of White. Along the way, we touch on a variety of horror writers, what it’s like being a female horror author, what the Horror Writers Association offers horror writers, the definition of horror fiction, what makes successful horror […]

Podcast Episode 35: Time-traveling Teen

Author Julie Cross chats with The Genre Traveler about her forthcoming book, Tempest, about a time traveling teen who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years and gets stuck there. Much of the podcast concerns time travel — how it can effect plot, the challenges of keeping all the time lines straight, […]

Podcast Episode 34: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

Jonathon Rosenthal, the head organizer of The Group That Shall Not Be Named chats with The Genre Traveler about Harry Potter fandom. Along the way we discuss what the group does at meetings, Muggle Quidditch, how Harry Potter fandom is becoming a part of the culture, the literary value of the Harry Potter books, secret […]

Podcast Episode 33: Being a Werewolf Isn’t a Curse!

Nic Brown, author of Blood Curse, the first book in the Werewolf for Hire series of paranormal detective books, is also the creator of the B Movie Man website. During the podcast we chat about his books, werewolf rules, how being a werewolf can help you as a detective, favorite werewolf movies, American versions of […]