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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.

    Richard Kadrey and the Sandman Slim Saga

    Richard Kadrey and the Sandman Slim Saga

    Urban fantasy author Richard Kadrey stops by to talk about King Bullet, the final volume in the Sandman Slim series, the series as a whole, the impetus for the evolution of James Stark, the balance of powering up and knocking down a fantasy hero to keep things interesting, and much more.

    Richard also talks about his comics writing time, on Hellblazer and Lucifer especially, and writing a world more like the one we live in, and more. And keep an eye out in 2022 for “The Dead Take the A-Train” co-written by Richard and Cassandra Khaw, which they are currently working on.

    Web: richardkadrey.com

    Twitter: @Richard_Kadrey

    Instagram: @rkadrey

    Who’s writing the dark hero / anti-hero stories you’re enjoying now? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!

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    • 34 min
    Joe Straczynski and The Writing Long Game

    Joe Straczynski and The Writing Long Game

    Screenwriter and author J. Michael Straczynski stops by to talk about his two newest books, Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer, and Together We Will Go.

    Joe talks about writing this newest book on writing not about the craft of writing novels or screenplays, but more about what tools you may need to cultivate in yourself in order to get to the next level of successfully writing — and storytelling — for a living.

    He also talks about the background behind why he wrote Together We Will Go, and his hopes that exploring those characters’ choices may hopefully prevent others from taking their own lives.

    Joe talks about finishing up Last Dangerous Visions and getting the stories that Harlan Ellison had collected for it over the decades, and completing Harlan’s vision for the series.

    Do you have a favorite author who you’d want to follow into the realms of storytelling? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!

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    • 59 min
    Writers, After Dark #99: Bradley P. Beaulieu

    Writers, After Dark #99: Bradley P. Beaulieu

    Epic fantasy author Bradley P. Beaulieu talks about his latest novel, A Desert Torn Asunder, the conclusion of his “Song of the Shattered Sands” saga.

    Brad talks about how his interest in gaming led to meeting well-known fantasy & science fiction authors at conventions (starting with GenCon), taking writing seminars before diving into writing his own stories. He also goes into the reasons why he chose the desert setting and customs and technologies designed for desert dwellers and commerce, taking his time developing the supporting characters, and more.

    Grimdark Magazine: The King Must Fall

    Web: quillings.com

    Twitter: @bbeaulieu

    Instagram: @bradley.p.beaulieu

    Do you enjoy epic fantasy sagas set in locales other than medieval European-inspired settings? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!

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    • 46 min
    Writers, After Dark #98: Neil Sharpson

    Writers, After Dark #98: Neil Sharpson

    Science fiction author Neil Sharpson stops by to talk about his debut novel, When the Sparrow Falls.

    Neil talks about his journey from playwright to novelist, including struggling through a mental health crisis, performing the play before it was converted to a novel, building the society that is cybernetics paranoid to the extreme, his writing process while converting and expanding this story from script to prose, and more.

    And yes, we ran off the rails a little bit with the comics, since Neil’s revisiting the Marvel movies by reviewing them on his blog.

    Web: unshavedmouse.com

    Twitter: @unshavedmouse

    Do you still seek out cyberpunk in its old and new forms? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!

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    • 42 min
    Writers, After Dark #97: Jenn Northington & Swapna Krishna

    Writers, After Dark #97: Jenn Northington & Swapna Krishna

    Co-editors Jenn Northington & Swapna Krishna stop by to talk about their Arthurian fantasy collection Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices.

    Swapna & Jenn talk about what drove them to want to curate a reimagining and retelling of Arthurian legends from more modern perspectives and settings, their history growing up with Arthurian tales and wanting to see what new stories from new storytellers could create, and more.

    They also talk about how much work putting together an anthology can be, and that the dedication definitely starts from love.

    Web: swapnakrishna.com, jennirl.com

    Twitter: @skrishna, @jennirl

    Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!

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    • 34 min
    Writers, After Dark #96: P. Djèlí Clark

    Writers, After Dark #96: P. Djèlí Clark

    Fantasy & Steampunk author P. Djèlí Clark stops by to talk about his first novel, A Master of Djinn.

    Phenderson talks about the appeal of the clockwork/steampunk settings and how imagining a Cairo developing uninfluenced by a colonizing superstructure, building the magic from that and from the previous shorter stories in this world, and more.

    Website: pdjeliclark.com

    Twitter: @pdjeliclark

    Instagram: @/pdjeliclark

    Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!

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    • 27 min

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Summer has done it again & created a fun, enjoyable podcast with variety, creativity, & humor; discussing the writing process and interviews many authors of different mediums & genres. Two thumbs up 👍

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