I've recorded a couple of podcasts with the peole over at Hide and Create, and as I've not embarrassed myself (too much) they are going to have me as a regular contributor. Hide and Create is kinda like eavesdropping on a conference panel without having to travel or pay the fees. It has panelists offering some diversity so that multiple perspectives are covered. For interest hosts represent New York Time Best seller, tie-in writers, editors, small press published and self-published. Here is a bit about the current roster.
Jordan Ellinger has been called a “standout” in a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA), is a first place winner of Writers of the Future, a graduate of the prestigious Clarion West writers workshop, an award-winning screenplay writer, and author of more than twenty works of fiction, including popular series and media tie-ins (i.e., “Warhammer” and “Star Citizen”). He has collaborated with internationally best-selling authors like Mike Resnick and Steven Savile (with whom he co-authored “Martyrs,” a military thriller). He is a professional editor, having worked as Executive Editor at Every Day Publishing and on the Animism Transmedia Campaign. His film, “Tender Threads,” won the jury prize at Bloodshots Canada and was screened by master of horror, George A. Romero. He is experienced both in programming and writing games (including RPG’s) with focus on Artificial Intelligence systems, and has shipped games for publishers such as THQ and EA.
Joshua Essoe is a full-time, freelance editor. He’s been editing and writing for twenty years in one form or another, but has focused on speculative fiction since 2009. He’s done work for David Farland, Dean Lorey, Moses Siregar and numerous Writers of the Future authors and winners, as well as many top-notch independents. Joshua describes his editing style and approach in a guest article written forFictorians.com.
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a dozen novels including the Wicked series and the new Crusade series co-authored with Nancy Holder. Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Violet Eyes, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea. In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries and the upcoming Kiss trilogy. When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks. They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.
Moses is going to be leaving the show (he needs to focus on his writing and has a new baby coming - congrats Moses!) and I'll be taking his place as kinda the "self-publishing" expert. The first podcast I did was: How to get Reviews for Your Book and Get Noticed just click the link to listen in. The most recent podcast was: Facebook for Writers which I'm not on - which just might be an even bigger reason to listen to it ;-)