Podcast Episode 46: A Line in the Ice

This week I chat with Haley Stokes who, as Pepper Espinoza, is half of the writing duo that goes by the pen name Jaime Craig. Craig’s latest book is the science fiction/horror/romance novel A Line in the Ice, which was released last month. We talk about the plot, Shakespearean and Buffy/Angel influences, collaborating with a […]

Podcast Episode 45: The Self-Evident Truth

This week I chat with Canadian author A.P. Fuchs. Along the journey we talk about how he got into writing genre fare, how he became a publisher, the genesis and evolution of the Axiom Man superhero series, superheroes as a metaphor, zombies as the ultimate super-villains, zombies as metaphors, and more. Note: There was a […]

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 […]

Podcast Episode 42: The Effect of Ebooks on Literature

This week, my guest is Marcus Pullen who calls in from the U.K. Marcus is a genre writer and illustrator who is currently shopping around his first novel, a gothic science fiction tale called Mia. During our chat, we discuss Mia, the possibility of it becoming a graphic novel, the vagaries of movies, the effect […]

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 […]

World’s Largest Animatronic Dinosaur Park Opens at Kings Island

If you like dinosaurs, you’ll want to check out the Dinosaurs Alive! attraction at Kings Island in Ohio. More than 60 life-sized dinosaurs are on display, including 56 animatronic models, in an outdoor Jurassic forest setting. As you stroll through the 4,000-foot long path spread over 12.5 wooded acres, you might feel like you’ve traveled […]