Podcast Episode 65: Horror, Humor and the Love of Slime

This week I chat with horror writer Mark McLaughlin about the re-release of Monster Behind the Wheel, Partners in Slime (an anthology he did with Mike McCarty and a couple of Scream Queens), the appeal of “slime” in his titles, horror and humor, killer plants, bringing the dead back to life, failed TV shows, B […]

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 63: Using Fear in Fiction

This week I chat with award-winning author Andrew Pyper about his work, translating novels into scripts or other forms of media, the use of fear in fiction, the differences between literary and genre fiction, developing an idea into a novel, the differences between Canadian and other English speaking readers, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean […]

Podcast Episode 62: Military Science Fiction

In this week’s episode, I chat with author and artist Mike McPhail about the Defending the Future anthology series, his cover art, role playing game design, military science fiction, evolving into publishing, publishing ebooks on your own vs. with a small press, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) […]

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 […]

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 59: Astronomer Poet

This week I chat with author and poet David Lee Summers about his latest alternate history novel, Owl Dance, his take on the Grimm Brothers’ “The Griffin,” his new ebook serialized novel, selling ebooks, science fiction poetry and how he got into writing it, working at Kitt Peak National Observatory, and more. NOTE: There are […]

From Tieresias to Alex: An Interview with Emlyn Chand

Today’s post is a little different than my usual … an experiment to see if it can fit into the overall concept that is The Genre Traveler. It is an email interview with an author, which is, in turn, a part of her blog tour. In a way, I’ve done this before. In the early […]

Podcast Episode 58: The Belle of the Ball

This Halloween episode features The Genre Traveler‘s conversation with Hollywood director/writer/producer and celebrity columnist Edward Bass. He has an interesting sense of humor and catches me off guard quite a few times! (Not so much because I believed what he was saying, but because he was so dead pan, I thought he might believe what […]