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Monday, March 12, 2012

My First Interview as an E-Publisher

I've listened to loads of author interviews over the years, and I've certainly conducted quite a few as part of my journalism career, but I've never been on the receiving end of things...until now.

If you enjoy speculative fiction, especially on TV, and you like your banter a bit salty, I'd encourage you to check out the Sci-Guys podcast. It contains my first-ever interview as an author, and the four guys who run the show were generous enough to dedicate almost 18 minutes of the show to me and my thoughts on e-publishing. If that's not enough, you can also stream/download the even longer version here.

If you follow indie publishing, much of the discussion may seem like old news. But if you're a fledgling writer or haven't decided to get serious about finding alternatives to traditional publishing, I'd encourage you to give it a listen. I sure had a blast doing the recording at the Sci-Guys Crawlspace Studio. It's literally a crawlspace, complete with gravel floor and a space heater we had to unplug in order to run my laptop. In this terrible picture I snapped with my smartphone, you can see the plywood walls and insulated ducting wrapped in holiday lights.

Humble beginnings, perhaps, but it was a blast, and I'm looking forward doing more with the Sci-Guys in the near future. Meanwhile, grab a drink, put your Netflix stream of "The Walking Dead" on pause, maybe dust off some of your old Star Wars action figures, and give the Sci-Guys podcast a listen. It's like enjoying the antics of your favorite class clowns in high school, only now they're grown up. Kind of.