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Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

Excelsior Journeys George Sirois

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

    New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson is Giving His Dragon Business a Kickstart!

    New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson is Giving His Dragon Business a Kickstart!

    This week on Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois has the pleasure of sitting down with New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson. With more than 100 stories released since his debut novel in 1988, Kevin has achieved a level of success that most authors only dream of reaching. He has lent his voice to various properties such as Dune, Star Wars, Star Trek, The X-Files, and DC Comics among others, and he has also consistently released just as many original works. Now, Kevin has decided to take parts one and two of his new Dragon Business series to Kickstarter, where it has already earned 15 times its original goal and STILL has a little less than two weeks to go in the campaign.
    Contribute to the campaign by clicking HERE.
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    To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, please click on www.hesgotit.com/podcasts to subscribe, rate & review, and access the Buy Me a Coffee link.

    • 57 min
    Meet the Founders of the Once Upon a Podcast Network (Part 1)

    Meet the Founders of the Once Upon a Podcast Network (Part 1)

    This February, the Once Upon a Podcast Network will officially launch with Excelsior Journeys, Mimesis, and eight other shows - both already established and brand-new. This week on the Excelsior Journeys podcast, host, producer, and network co-founder George Sirois speaks with two of his three partners in this venture: COO Sandra Schaer-Fisackerly and CFO Tricia Daniel. Both are hosting or co-hosting their own shows that will provide resources to creatives everywhere who look to find their own personal Happily Ever Afters.
    Want to be an in-demand podcast guest? Join the Endless Stages Challenge and you'll become one in less than 100 days. I'm so proud to be an affiliate for this challenge, and I invite you - creatives from all walks of life - to click on this link HERE.
    Click HERE to learn more about the challenge, and click HERE for more information about Endless Stages.
    To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, please click on www.hesgotit.com/podcasts to subscribe, rate & review, and access the Buy Me a Coffee link.

    • 25 min
    Bestselling Author Chelsea Banning's Of Crowns and Legends Has Felt the Magic of Tweets and Retweets

    Bestselling Author Chelsea Banning's Of Crowns and Legends Has Felt the Magic of Tweets and Retweets

    After a disappointing turnout at the launch party of her novel Of Crowns and Legends, author Chelsea Banning experienced the birth of a suddenly rabid fanbase. Just one morning after tweeting the news of the lack of turnout, she awoke to hundreds of notifications on Twitter spurned on by worldwide bestsellers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. It's the kind of social media explosion that we authors dream of, and Chelsea has joined us here on Excelsior Journeys to share her experience.
    Want to be an in-demand podcast guest? Join the Endless Stages Challenge and you'll become one in less than 100 days. I'm so proud to be an affiliate for this challenge, and I invite you - creatives from all walks of life - to click on this link HERE.
    Click HERE to learn more about the challenge, and click HERE for more information about Endless Stages.
    To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, please click on www.hesgotit.com/podcasts to subscribe, rate & review, and access the Buy Me a Coffee link.

    • 21 min
    Award-Winning Author Ann Charles is Taking Us All to Deadwood!

    Award-Winning Author Ann Charles is Taking Us All to Deadwood!

    This week on the Excelsior Journeys podcast, host and producer George Sirois sits down for a long overdue conversation with multi-award-winning author Ann Charles. Ann and George met while part of a Blog Tour de Force event hosted by the Indie Book Collective in January 2011, and both were introduced to each other's writing by reading & reviewing Excelsior and Nearly Departed in Deadwood, the first of Ann's Deadwood Mysteries series. Over ten years later, with the release of Ann's fourth book in her prequel Deadwood Undertaker series, the two have finally met face-to-face so Ann can share her own journey that led her to be one of the most prolific independent authors today.
    Want to be an in-demand podcast guest? Join the Endless Stages Challenge and you'll become one in less than 100 days. I'm so proud to be an affiliate for this challenge, and I invite you - creatives from all walks of life - to click on this link HERE.
    Click HERE to learn more about the challenge, and click HERE for more information about Endless Stages.
    To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, please click on www.hesgotit.com/podcasts to subscribe, rate & review, and access the Buy Me a Coffee link.

    • 58 min
    Audiobook Narrator and Producer Becky Parker Geist Sees a Bright Future for Our Ears!

    Audiobook Narrator and Producer Becky Parker Geist Sees a Bright Future for Our Ears!

    Welcome to Season 6 of Excelsior Journeys! To start off 2023, host and producer George Sirois speaks with audiobook narrator and producer Becky Parker Geist of ProAudioVoices.com. Becky has been in the audiobook industry since the early 1980s and she has seen it evolve into what we now celebrate today. She also sees a bright future ahead for this most intimate of formats.
    For more information, please visit proaudiovoices.com.
    Want to be an in-demand podcast guest? Join the Endless Stages Challenge and you'll become one in less than 100 days. I'm so proud to be an affiliate for this challenge, and I invite you - creatives from all walks of life - to click on this link HERE.
    Click HERE to learn more about the challenge, and click HERE for more information about Endless Stages.
    To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, please click on www.hesgotit.com/podcasts to subscribe, rate & review, and access the Buy Me a Coffee link.

    • 38 min
    Celebrating the Season 5 Finale and 30 Years of Excelsior with Story Editor JeriAnn Geller

    Celebrating the Season 5 Finale and 30 Years of Excelsior with Story Editor JeriAnn Geller

    It's the season 5 finale of the Excelsior Journeys Podcast, and host & producer George Sirois is celebrating by looking back over 30 years of creating, refining, and ultimately writing about his character Excelsior. Since his creation in 1992, Excelsior has inspired a trilogy of young adult / science-fiction novels, an upcoming audio drama that will be performed on Clubhouse in early 2023, and this very podcast. And it's safe to say that 99 percent of you still haven't heard of him, but that's what this episode is all about. Join George and his long-time friend, story editor, and mentor JeriAnn Geller as they discuss the evolution of this character.
    Want to be an in-demand podcast guest? Join the Endless Stages Challenge and you'll become one in less than 100 days. I'm so proud to be an affiliate for this challenge, and I invite you - creatives from all walks of life - to click on this link HERE.
    Click HERE to learn more about the challenge, and click HERE for more information about Endless Stages.
    To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, please click on www.hesgotit.com/podcasts to subscribe, rate & review, and access the Buy Me a Coffee link.

    • 1 hr 38 min

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