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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 #93: Josh Malerman

    Writers, After Dark #93: Josh Malerman

    New York Times Best-selling Horror author Josh Malerman stops by to chat about the stories and the mysteries of the town of Goblin told in his new novella collection "Goblin".



    He talks about how each story's main character comes from a different place, how they all tie back to Goblin and all of the feelings and secrets that Goblin encompasses, and how that affects all of the people we come across.



    Josh also talks about the production studio he's set up and the process of going through projects to work on and the best way to get them lined up and produced.



    Who knows? Maybe we'll be lucky enough to revisit Goblin and its captive residents in the future.



    Web: joshmalerman.com

    Twitter: @joshmalerman

    Instagram: @joshmalerman



    How many versions of different horror stories do you want to see? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 41 min
    Writers, After Dark #92: Steven Erikson

    Writers, After Dark #92: Steven Erikson

    Epic fantasy author Steven Erikson stops by to talk about the latest novella set in the Malazan world, "Fiends of Nightmaria".



    Steven talks about how the series of novellas fits in with the rest of the Malazan novels, and what appeals to him about writing in fantasy settings, and thanking (blaming?) Peter Crowther of PS Publishing for jumpstarting the novellas series, and about how his academic training in anthropology and archaeology influenced his world-building.



    Web: steven-erikson.org

    Twitter: @erikson_steven, @pspublishinguk



    Do you have a better connection to writing by hand or to typing on a keyboard? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 38 min
    Writers, After Dark #91: J. S. Dewes

    Writers, After Dark #91: J. S. Dewes

    Filmmaker and science fiction author J. S. Dewes stops by to talk about her space opera debut, "The Last Watch".



    Jen started out as a freelancer in the independent film industry before the volatility led her to choose different paths, which also included writing fan fiction for "Dragon Age 2" and "Fallout 4" before diving into writing her own stories.



    She considers "The Last Watch" mostly as "Night's Watch in Space" (for those Game of Thrones fans), and the characters in this situation evolved organically based on inspirations from a mix of military and prison personalities... and song lyrics. The sequel, "The Exiled Fleet", will be out August 17, 2021.



    Web: jsdewes.com

    Twitter: @jsdewes

    Instagram: @jsdewes

    YouTube: https://www.jsdewes.com/youtube



    Do you have a favorite space opera series, or are you still looking for that special one? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 32 min
    Writers, After Dark #90: Christina Henry

    Writers, After Dark #90: Christina Henry

    Dark fantasy and Horror author Christina Henry stops by to talk about her newest book "Near the Bone", a story about the dark secrets a girl kept in isolation on a mountain by her abusive husband, and how her understanding of her life begins to unravel when another monster invades the carefully constructed bubble of her world on the mountain.



    Christina talks about getting a handle on how the long-term pressure on Maddie affects how she tries to process what's going on, and choosing to so something for herself to change her situation for the better, creating and concealing the monsters, and so much more.



    She also details her writing process, writing the story in a linear fashion, avoiding plotting and enjoying the organic flow... especially her preference for writing by hand to start a story, enjoying the meditative feel of that process and more.



    Look for another dark fairy tale story, "Horseman", coming Fall of 2021!



    Website: christinahenry.net

    Twitter: @C_Henry_Author

    Goodreads: goodreads.com/author/show/3409936.Christina_Henry



    Do you have an affinity for stories set in the woods? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 36 min
    Writers, After Dark #89: Kate M. Williams

    Writers, After Dark #89: Kate M. Williams

    Journalist and YA author Kate M. Williams stops by to talk about her debut fantasy trilogy, "The Babysitter's Coven", and the recently released second novel, "For Better or Cursed".



    Kate talks about where the ideas for the series came from, and the types of relationships between the babysitters and the groups of adults in their lives, along with dealing with the supernatural elements they have to battle along the way.



    She also talks about how Stephen King's "On Writing" took her down the worst possible writing path for her style, plus writing advice that has worked for her, on being a Scrivener fan and much more.



    Web: heykatewilliams.com

    Instagram: @heykatewilliams



    Do you have a better connection to writing by hand or to typing on a keyboard? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 29 min
    Writers, After Dark #88: Kim Neville

    Writers, After Dark #88: Kim Neville

    Fantasy author Kim Neville stops by to talk about her debut novel, "The Memory Collectors".



    Kim describes how the story is a mashup of several genres added to fantasy, how the story grew from a previous short story and some work at Clarion West, and how she wanted to explore her protagonists' magic around the energy of memories.



    Web: kimneville.com

    Twitter: @kaneville13

    Instagram: @neville_kim



    What genre blends do you enjoy the most? Let us know! 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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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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