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This is a journey exploring the stories we enjoy reading, watching, listening to, and the people who create those stories... the people who write our books, comics, movies, television shows, and what drives them to create these stories that we truly cannot live without.



Good stories start with the writers, and we talk to them: the novelists, the comics writers, the screenwriters, the playwrights, where ever there's a story, someone's either making it up or writing it down.

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This is a journey exploring the stories we enjoy reading, watching, listening to, and the people who create those stories... the people who write our books, comics, movies, television shows, and what drives them to create these stories that we truly cannot live without.



Good stories start with the writers, and we talk to them: the novelists, the comics writers, the screenwriters, the playwrights, where ever there's a story, someone's either making it up or writing it down.

    Writers, After Dark #61: Jessie Mihalik

    Writers, After Dark #61: Jessie Mihalik

    Science fiction author Jessie Mihalik talks about the combination of elements in her Consortium Rebellion trilogy: political intrigue, space opera and romance. As a fan of both science fiction and romance, the pairing seemed more than natural for her to write.



    Jessie talks about building the galaxy containing Royal Houses competing against each other, and the adventures of the von Hasenberg princesses of High House von Hasenburg, using their training and skills to prevent their House from falling afoul of conspiracies and power play plots.



    Each book follows the exploits of one particular princess and a handsome rogue/spy/bodyguard who helps out on her quest while they fall in love and earn their Happily Ever Afters.



    The concluding book, "Chaos Reigning", came out from HarperVoyager in May 2020.



    Website: jessiemihalik.com

    Twitter: @jessiemihalik

    Instagram: @jessmihalik



    What genres do you like to mix a little romance into? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 36 min
    Writers, After Dark #60: Devin Madson

    Writers, After Dark #60: Devin Madson

    Fantasy author Devin Madson talks about her journey from being self-published to having a trilogy picked up by a traditional publisher, and the work involved in re-editing "We Ride The Storm" for re-publication.



    Devin also talks about mixing pantsing with plotting, based on how much pre-planning she needs to do for the story (ie, the upcoming third and fourth books in this series).



    Not to worry, Orbit will eventually have all seven books in the series available for you! For the completists who need the story from start to end, the novella "In Shadows We Fall" is still available online.



    Website: devinmadson.com

    Twitter: @DevinMadson



    Do you enjoy stories with longer timelines in your epic fantasy? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 38 min
    Writers, After Dark #59: Jon Skovron

    Writers, After Dark #59: Jon Skovron

    Fantasy author Jon Skovron stops by to talk about his latest epic "The Ranger of Marzanna", which kicks off a new fantasy trilogy aimed at a broader audience than his previous YA stories.



    Jon talks about his own tastes and the stories that inspire and influence him, from television to folklore and urban folktales, Slavic myths and legends, and so many more. His research into the history of Poland and Russia in the days of Catherine the Great play a large part in building this world, as does the elemental magic system he's built.



    Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 55 min
    Writers, After Dark #58: Robert J. Sawyer

    Writers, After Dark #58: Robert J. Sawyer

    Multi-award winning science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer stops by to talk about his newest novel, "The Oppenheimer Alternative". This isn't an alternative history, but rather a secret history about J. Robert Oppenheimer's work after the atomic bombs had been dropped in Japan in 1945... work that could save the world from an unforeseen solar threat.



    Robert also talks about the appeal for him of writing novels over writing for television and film, and tells us about an new set of anthologies, themed collections of all of his short stories over the years: Earth, Space, and Time.



    Website: sfwriter.com

    Twitter: @RobertJSawyer



    How do you enjoy your hard science fiction? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 51 min
    Writers, After Dark #57: Ellen Datlow

    Writers, After Dark #57: Ellen Datlow

    Award-winning horror & dark fantasy editor Ellen Datlow stops by to talk about her newest anthology, "Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles".



    Ellen talks about curating and editing story selections for this anthology (and her workflow for any collection she works on), what she looks for in the Best Of The Year collections, her opinions on psychological horror and extreme horror, and more.



    Website: ellendatlow.com

    Twitter: @EllenDatlow

    Tor.com: publishing.tor.com



    Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 40 min
    Writers, After Dark #56: Menna van Praag

    Writers, After Dark #56: Menna van Praag

    Menna van Praag stops by to talk about her debut fantasy "The Sisters Grimm", a dark fantasy story that turns the idea of children rebelling against their parents' plans for their lives sideways.



    She talks about growing up with a love of fantasy, and being inspired by retelling fairy tales to her infant daughter to reclaim them for the women who originally told those tales, the growth and empowerment of girls coming of age, and so much more.



    Website: mennavanpraag.com

    Instagram: @menna.vanpraag

    Twitter: @mennavanpraag



    Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    Paypal: paypal.me/ScifiSummer

    • 28 min

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