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State of Podcast Fiction

StateofPodcastFicNathan Lowell, Patrick E McLean and Scott Sigler join me for a roundtable discussion on the state of podcast fiction.Download audio


Kindle Countdown: Enemy Lines #1

ELbuttonFor the next three days you can grab Subversion, Enemy Lines #1 for 99 cents! Following those crazy Kindle Countdown rules, it jumps to a still-on-sale $1.99 after that for three more days, so act fast!

If you’ve already grabbed a copy, you can still help! If you have a minute, leave a review or spread the link in social media–your voice counts! Check out the Subversion Kindle Countdown deal on Amazon to grab your copy or help me get the word out!

Free Fiction: Asunder

Asunder_e-cover What happens after a war of the worlds? Find out in my sf novella ASUNDER. Get it free for three days.

20 years after the American civil war, former slave Marcus Riggs is trapped in a British Harbor after the Invaders came to enslave all mankind. Now the invaders are gone, and new Orders clash as humanity rises from the ashes…but are the aliens gone for good?

UPDATE: In a day, ASUNDER jumped a 700′s Amazon sales rank! To thank you, I’m gonna give away another story free. Stay tuned.

Essay: suffering to podcast

metalnadash A writer by the name of Jake Bible, someone I listen to and read regularly, someone who’s work I liked enough to buy a story from for the my anthology Walk the Fire, just blogged honestly and eloquently how he finally, with a heavy heart, will no longer podcast his fiction. It’s worth a read.

Podcasting has changed a lot in the last five or seven years. It was once a bright new thing, an innovative road to discovery for indie writers. It was a free way to stay sane on long commutes. It became an iTunes darling, for a time. Podcasting is still here, but it no longer has the cache of being new and innovative. That title was passed on to ebooks.

As you likely have figured out, if you made your way to this blog, I’ve been giving my fiction away for four years. Ten or eleven titles out now, six more in pre-production, more in the brain-cave percolating. I love podcasting almost as much as I love writing. I’m making a day job out of narrating for audible titles as well (stay-at-home-dad wages right now, but the future looks promising), on skills honed from years of podcasting.

But I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you there are days I wake up and think… it’s time to walk away.

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WALK THE FIRE, Episode 14

In Pt 2 of 2 of Matthew Sanborn Smith’s adventure story ‘Aborted Love with Chaos Motor’, all things come to a head: tragedy, love, self discovery, wacky escape and pursuit…and snails. A story from the Walk The Fire anthology (Kindle).
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WALK THE FIRE, Episode 12

Three Boxes, a Ferryman reflects on his civilizations-spanning life…and a choice of Three Boxes. Written by Jake Bible. A story from the Walk The Fire anthology (Kindle). Download


WALK THE FIRE, Episode 11

The Faithful May Also Be Burnt, Part 3 of 3. Veronica Giguere’s reads a harrowing tale of a utopia with a rotten core…and those attemtping escape. Written by J Daniel Sawyer. A story from the Walk The Fire anthology (Kindle).
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WALK THE FIRE, Episode 10

The Faithful May Also Be Burnt, Part 2. Written by J Daniel Sawyer. Read Veronica Giguere. A story from the Walk The Fire anthology (Kindle).
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WALK THE FIRE, Episode 9

The Faithful May Also Be Burnt, Part 1. Featuring Veronica Giguere’s reading of a tale by J Daniel Sawyer, about a future world where women strive for a better society free of the violent cancer…of mankind. A story from the Walk The Fire anthology (Kindle).
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WALK THE FIRE, Episode 7

Jason Andrew Bond tells a tale of a father, trapped in deep space & months from a Ferryman’s aid, facing a terrifying threat: his own son’s suicidal desires. A story from the Walk The Fire anthology (Kindle).
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