Alive After Reading Episode 69 – Drue Bernardi

Hey everybody, Alive After Reading is back this week with an interview featuring Author and friend of the show, Drue Bernardi. We talk about his fiction, from disaster fiction to space marines and beyond. It’s a good time.

Thanks for listening!

Don’t forget you can check out my stories on Amazon.com

My next book, Court Mage, comes out on August 1st, just a couple days away! Preorder some fantasy here.

You can find Drue’s book, Cone of Silence here in ebook.

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Old Books Made New

Hello readers, gamers, and people who are interested in both.

I’m lacking experience in nonfiction suspense, so I’ll just get to it.

I’ve just rereleased my short book, originally entitled “The Mangrove Suite” under a new name,  and will be relaunching the series over the next two weeks.

This series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future society where a caste of superhuman protectors is also the greatest threat to humanity’s survival. Our hero doesn’t fathom how deep the roots of the conspiracy go and keeps getting dragged in deeper as the story progresses.

I put a lot of big ideas into these books, but they’re all quick reads. If you enjoy the works of William Gibson or Richard K. Morgan but could use a dose of post-apocalyptic horror blended with the cyberpunk world this series is for you.

Book one “Memory Lost” is out now, so click the cover below if it sounds interesting. Book two “Mind Chase” drops this Friday, but is also available for preorder if you click the image below. Book three will come out early in August. Share and enjoy and thank you all for reading as well as listening!


Alive After Reading Episode 44 – Alexander Verbeek Returns

This week on Alive After Reading I have a returning guest, Alexander Verbeek.

For those not familiar, Alexander is a fantasy writer aiming for traditional publication, an extremely fast rough drafter, and a meticulous self-editor.

We talk the usual books and process.

Thanks for listening!

Don’t forget, I have a new book out in my Clean Series on the 13th of February. You can preorder The Cleanway for 99 cents right now!

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Alive After Reading 37 – David Wood

On this episode of Alive After Reading, I have a fun conversation with adventure and thriller author, David Wood.

David runs a very good podcast himself. Check it out here.

Check out David’s site.

Thanks for listening.

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Want to be a guest? Email me at podcast@mentalcellarpublications.com.

Alive After Reading Episode 19 – Skyler White

This time on Alive After Reading, Tim interviews Skyler White, co-author of The Incrementalists, and Skil of Our Hands.

It’s an illuminating conversation about writing and books and, as usual, Tim gets a little personal…

Enjoy!

Check out Tim’s samples and Rem’s Dream on Instafreebie.com.

Buy Tim’s new book, “Soul Art” today.

Thanks for listening.

Alive After Reading Episode 8 – Zig Zag Claybourne

This week, Alive After Reading returns, bearing a righteous gift: A conversation with amazing novelist, and all-around badass of language, Zig Zag Claybourne.

Tim rambles on this one. Good thing Zig Zag is here to pull things together.

Enjoy!

Find Zig Zag Claybourne at his website. Or on Amazon.com. Also, check out the book we talk the most about in this episode, The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan right here.

Find Tim’s latest giveaway here.

Thanks for listening!

Alive After Reading Episode 4 – KJ Howe

Despite some computer troubles, Alive After Reading is back!

This week, Tim interviews thriller author, KJ Howe about her book The Freedom Broker.

An intriguing book, and an interesting conversation.

Thanks for listening.

Buy the Freedom Broker by KJ Howe on Amazon, or at a bookstore near you.

Buy Tim’s books on Amazon.com.

Mental

Good Monday to all and to all a good morning.

I am facing quite a challenge today (To tackle as soon as I stop yawning every five seconds). Today is the first day of a new attempt at a work schedule. The schedule? Eight AM to Eleven AM will be writing time on weekdays.

Three hours. Three hours of writing all in a row.

That may not sound like a lot, but overall it means about 4000 words if I stick to it with enthusiasm and discipline.

I would love to do that many words, that much story, each day. I will love it, is how I should write that.

The work of a few hours a day will really add up fast. And my current project, the sequel to Hunter and Seed, really needs to get done.

In related news, I am editing a much longer book into a pair of smaller books now. We will see how difficult that gets, especially because I have to give priority to the sequel I mentioned above. My hopes for getting two series out this year are high.

But right now, it all feels a little mental, as the Brits might say.

Hence the title of this post.

My books can still be found on Amazon and elsewhere if anyone is interested.

Thanks for reading.

Words from Tim

This is the first post here that is neither podcast nor fiction in quite a while. The Serial, Tenlyres, has been going for about six months at this point.

I think it is about time I reintroduce myself and my other work.

That goes double because I have just got the updated covers of my short stories released, and I have another novel almost ready to release in ebook.

I want to go through the books I have out in the order I released them. It may seem a bit early in my career for a retrospective, but these stories are all still good and I want you to know a little about them. If you are a reader of Tenlyres you may have noticed the sidebar where I have the book covers.

Right now, there are four of them.

First of all, over a year and a half ago, is a little short story called Stolen Parts.

Stolen Parts is about a pair of necromancers who are also a girlfriend and boyfriend having relationship trouble. What can bring them back together? Her heart is stolen, and he tries to save her. He is gonna need her help to get it back from the small-town master necromancer who stole it. I think it’s a fun, and funny, little urban fantasy story.

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Next up, is the first story in my “Clean” world. It’s got a long name. Ludosensitvity.

Ludosensitivity means something along the lines of “sensitivity to play” or “game sense”.

The setting is the near future, but a very weird near-future where the population gains psychic abilities that they can use to network like computers. There are many complications that result from this set-up. This short story focuses on a corporate buy-out… resolved over a game of chess between two people, both using psychic abilities.

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I released my first novel-length fiction last January. It’s a series starter, and I am at work on the sequel.

It’s called “Hunter and Seed” and is the first in the Maker Mythos. It follows a man from another dimension but exiled to our Earth as he breaks the law to pursue a thief across multiple worlds. At stake? The creation and shaping of a new world. This is a fast-paced urban fantasy novel with a lot of adventure elements. It’s also a send-up of some classic fantasy tropes. The protagonist, Saul, is definitely a bit of an antihero. As he struggles to do the right thing he also has trouble giving up his own selfish goals.

The first part of Hunter and Seed, the Earthborn Hunter, is available for free on every major site my work is found other than Amazon at the moment. It’s quite popular over at Barnes & Noble.

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That brings us to Tenlyres, the current serial in progress. I’m pretty proud of the way this story is evolving, and I enjoy the serialization process. You can get the compilation of the first third of the story over at Amazon.com and on other sites like Barnes & Nobel and Apple. This story is VERY out-there epic fantasy with a lot of odd technology, including firearms.

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That’s where we stand. Rem’s Dream is my next novel. It’s cyberpunk, and should work for a younger audience. Follow the young heroine, Rem, as she grows up in a near-future where dreams are both the next frontier and the source of energy for the waking world. That will be up in a few weeks, and I will be back to chat with you again as that gets closer.

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Another chapter of Tenlyres is out tomorrow. So watch out for that.

Thanks, and keep reading.