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20 Minutes With ... is a fun, stress-free forum for authors to talk with authors and other creative personalities.

    20 Minutes With … David Daniel (Season 1, Episode 6)

    20 Minutes With … David Daniel (Season 1, Episode 6)

    Author David Daniel visits the show to discuss his latest publications: Inflections & Innuendos, and Roons in the horror trilogy Three A.M. Wake-Up Call.
     

    David Daniel
    David Daniel teaches fiction writing at UMass, Lowell. His collection of stories Inflections & Innuendos was recently released by The Storyside Press. Visit him at https://www.facebook.com/david.daniel.writer?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
    and http://us.macmillan.com/author/daviddaniel or email him at: daviddaniel67@gmail.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Vlad Vaslyn (a.k.a. Vlad V.) is the author of The Button, Yorick, and Brachman’s Underworld. His most recent stories, “Toon Time” and “The Somethings,” appeared in Insanity Tales III: Seasons of Shadow in June 2017 (The Storyside Press). His novella “Float” appeared in Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear in October 2015 (Books & Boos Press). His novella “The Sleep Artist” was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press). His first kids’ book, The Moon is Dead!, was released in January 2015. His books are available through Amazon and most bookstores.
    Vlad is an author, publisher, and host of the podcast 20 Minutes With …, a forum for authors to talk with authors and other creative personalities.
    He is also the founder and managing editor of The Storyside, a publishing collaborative dedicated to bringing their best independent fiction to the market.
    Vlad resides in Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History & English from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

    • 27 min
    20 Minutes With … Ursula Wong (Season 1, Episode 5)

    20 Minutes With … Ursula Wong (Season 1, Episode 5)

    World War II is over, but the fighting still rages against the brutal Soviet war machine in eastern Europe. Go behind the scenes of Ursula Wong’s thrilling historical fiction novels, Amber Wolf and Amber War, and learn about the ordinary people who traded pitchforks for rifles in an extraordinary struggle for freedom.


    A retired engineer, Ursula Wong writes about strong women. Her award-winning debut novel, Purple Trees, and her second novel,  Amber Wolf, portray strong women struggling against impossible odds to claim a better life.
    Signup for her popular Reaching Readers blog on her website: http://ursulawong.wordpress.com.
     
     
     

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    Vlad Vaslyn (a.k.a. Vlad V.) is the author of The Button, Yorick, and Brachman’s Underworld. His most recent stories, “Toon Time” and “The Somethings,” appeared in Insanity Tales III: Seasons of Shadow in June 2017 (The Storyside Press). His novella “Float” appeared in Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear in October 2015 (Books & Boos Press). His novella “The Sleep Artist” was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press). His first kids’ book, The Moon is Dead!, was released in January 2015. His books are available through Amazon and most bookstores.
    Vlad is an author, publisher, and host of the podcast 20 Minutes With …, a forum for authors to talk with authors and other creative personalities.
    He is also the founder and managing editor of The Storyside, a publishing collaborative dedicated to bringing their best independent fiction to the market.
    Vlad resides in Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History & English from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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    20 Minutes With … Rob Smales (Season 1 – Episode 4)

    20 Minutes With … Rob Smales (Season 1 – Episode 4)

    Vlad Vaslyn chats with The Storyside’s own Rob Smales about murder for yogurt, the lighter side of necrophilia, and the horribly hilarious collection of short stories he’s helped craft into a brand new release for Books and Boos Press: A Sharp Stick in the Eye and Other Funny Stories.

    Rob Smales
    Rob Smales is the author of Dead of Winter, which won the Superior Achievement in Dark Fiction Award from Firbolg Publishing’s Gothic Library in 2014. His short stories have been published in two dozen anthologies and magazines. His collection of short stories entitled Echoes of Darkness, published by Books & Boos Press (2016) received both two Pushcart Prize nominations and multiple honorable mentions on Ellen Datlow’s list of the Best Horror of 2016.
    Most recently, his novella, “The Christmas Spirit,” was published in the anthology Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1.
    More about his work can be found at www.RobSmales.com, or you can look him up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Robert.T.Smales.
     
     
     

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    Vlad Vaslyn (a.k.a. Vlad V.) is the author of The Button, Yorick, and Brachman’s Underworld. His most recent stories, “Toon Time” and “The Somethings,” appeared in Insanity Tales III: Seasons of Shadow in June 2017 (The Storyside Press). His novella “Float” appeared in Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear in October 2015 (Books & Boos Press). His novella “The Sleep Artist” was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press). His first kids’ book, The Moon is Dead!, was released in January 2015. His books are available through Amazon and most bookstores.
    Vlad is an author, publisher, and host of the podcast 20 Minutes With …, a forum for authors to talk with authors and other creative personalities.
    He is also the founder and managing editor of The Storyside, a publishing collaborative dedicated to bringing their best independent fiction to the market.
    Vlad resides in Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History & English from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
     

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    20 Minutes With … Dale T. Phillips (Season 1 – Episode 3)

    20 Minutes With … Dale T. Phillips (Season 1 – Episode 3)

     
    Dale T. Phillips, Author
    Vlad Vaslyn interviews mystery writer Dale T. Phillips on this month’s episode of 20 Minutes With …! Dale is the author of  the Zack Taylor mystery series, several novels spanning multiple genres, and over 70 short stories. He’s a member of the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau, a lecturer on writing and publishing, and a frequent panelist at conventions. He’s appeared on stage, television, and in Throg, an independent feature film.
    He’s also appeared on two nationally televised quiz shows, Jeopardy and Think Twice, and co-wrote and acted in a short political satire film, The Nine.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Vlad Vaslyn (a.k.a. Vlad V.) is the author of The Button, Yorick, and Brachman’s Underworld. His most recent stories, “Toon Time” and “The Somethings,” appeared in Insanity Tales III: Seasons of Shadow in June 2017 (The Storyside Press). His novella “Float” appeared in Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear in October 2015 (Books & Boos Press). His novella “The Sleep Artist” was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press). His first kids’ book, The Moon is Dead!, was released in January 2015. His books are available through Amazon and most bookstores.
    Vlad is an author, publisher, and host of the podcast 20 Minutes With …, a forum for authors to talk with authors and other creative personalities.
    He is also the founder and managing editor of The Storyside, a publishing collaborative dedicated to bringing their best independent fiction to the market.
    Vlad resides in Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History & English from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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    20 Minutes With … The Dome (UNCUT) (Season #1 – Episode #2)

    20 Minutes With … The Dome (UNCUT) (Season #1 – Episode #2)

    Vlad Vaslyn (a.k.a Vlad V.) hosts the Dome from the hit show Sci Fi Saturday Night for a discussion ranging from top secret NASA projects and Pan-sexual Urban Fantasy, to the Dome’s thrilling new collection of short stories featuring sixteen best-selling and up-and-coming writers: My Peculiar Family II.
    NOTE: We had such a great interview with the Dome that we decided to release the entire, UNCUT version. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
    You should also know that not one, not two, but three members of The Storyside made the final selection for My Peculiar Family II: Rob Smales, Ursula Wong, and Vlad Vaslyn!

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    My Peculiar Family: Volume II is the second anthology of unusual tales that seeks to uncover the bizarre family history of Chyna Dale.
    When Chyna discovers antique tintypes of family members she never knew existed, she becomes obsessed with uncovering their mysterious identities.
    Why hasn’t she heard of them before? What were they like? Most of all, what can this hidden familial bloodline tell her about herself and her past?
    Plagued by questions, Chyna soon discovers that the deeper into her history she goes, the more peculiar her family becomes.
    Sixteen established and emerging writers who have been featured on the hit show Sci Fi Saturday Night have been united to explore the strange family history of Chyna Dale in this thrilling new collection of short stories.
    Support the book on Kickstarter to get AWESOME sponsorship prizes! Ends 4//14/2018!
     
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    Vlad Vaslyn (a.k.a. Vlad V.) is the author of The Button, Yorick, and Brachman’s Underworld. His most recent stories, “Toon Time” and “The Somethings,” appeared in Insanity Tales III: Seasons of Shadow in June 2017 (The Storyside Press). His novella “Float” appeared in Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear in October 2015 (Books & Boos Press). His novella “The Sleep Artist” was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press). His first kids’ book, The Moon is Dead!, was released in January 2015. His books are available through Amazon and most bookstores.
    Vlad is an author, publisher, and host of the podcast 20 Minutes With …, a forum for authors to talk with authors and other creative personalities.
    He is also the founder and managing editor of The Storyside, a publishing collaborative dedicated to bringing their best independent fiction to the market.
    Vlad resides in Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History & English from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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    20 Minutes With … Stacey Longo (Season #1 – Episode #1)

    20 Minutes With … Stacey Longo (Season #1 – Episode #1)

    In The Storyside‘s very first podcast, join Vlad V. and prize-winning #author Stacey Longo as they discuss zombie skin care challenges, the pros and cons of OCD, when it’s appropriate to use the “Z” word … and of course, Stacey’s amazing new book, MY SISTER THE ZOMBIE! 
    Available now on Amazon and everywhere books are sold!
     

     
     
    Jasmine and Blossom Hamilton aren’t just sisters, they’re best friends … most of the time. That didn’t change when Blossom turned into a zombie. But when the Hamilton girls move to a new town and people start turning up dead, brains removed, Blossom becomes the prime suspect. Can Jasmine figure out what’s going on and clear her sister’s name before the police and the Anti-Zombie League take matters into their own hands?
    “The book uses zombie-ism as a metaphor for disability, and looks at prejudice and equal access to educational resources through this lens. It’s a really fun & inventive way to look at how we treat people who are differently abled. Great book for younger readers!” ~Amazon review

    “I found myself drawn right into the story. It’s a great murder mystery with lots of twists and turns … And it’s really funny!” ~Amazon review
     
    READ IT HERE TODAY!

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