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World Building and Author Collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson, Ep. 1.31

World Building and Author Collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson, Ep. 1.31

June 14, 2019

With over 165 novels published and 23 million copies sold, Kevin J. Anderson is no stranger to the publishing industry. Tonight he joins us to talk about his Million Dollar Writing series and unpack the topics of how to build your fictional universe and co-writing with another writer.

Check out Kevin J. Anderson's newest release, SPINE OF THE DRAGON. Buy it today on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GV9BWXD 

To read more about worldbuilding, get your copy of Worldbuilding: From Small Towns to Large Universes. Click: https://www.amazon.com/Worldbuilding-Entire-Universes-Million-Writing-ebook/dp/B016WTEK8U 

For Writing as a Team Sport: The Complete Writer's Guide to Collaborations, click: https://www.amazon.com/Writing-As-Team-Sport-Collaboration-ebook/dp/B07F8BZL5Q 

And for Million Dollar Professionalism for the Writer, clickhttps://www.amazon.com/Million-Dollar-Professionalism-Writer-Writing-ebook/dp/B00NT5T63K

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Tonight’s episode is brought to you by - The Eve of War (Ruins of the Galaxy Book 1) By Christopher Hopper

He’d survived ambushes before.

This was her chance of a lifetime.

But neither of them thought they’d get out of this mission alive.

After three hundred years of hostility, a feared warrior-race requests a peace meeting with the Galactic Republic. Tensions rise when a special unit of Marines is tasked with security for an emissary who doesn’t want protecting. You will love this new sci-fi adventure series because adults deserve science fiction that reminds them of their youth.

Rated M for Mature: 13+ For language, violence, intense themes.

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Ep 4.23 - LIVE! with Kacey Ezell

Ep 4.23 - LIVE! with Kacey Ezell

June 10, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Scott, Lauren and Kalene interview the amazing Kacey Ezell! Spoilers? Maybe.

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This episode of LIVE! Is brought to you by - Wholesale Slaughter by Rick Partlow

A king can't defeat an army of lawless pirates. But a mercenary can.

Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all.

Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks, bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms.

They’re Wholesale Slaughter. Kicking ass is what they do.

Get book one in this thrilling and unpredictable Military Sci-Fi Adventure Today!

Also available on Audible, narrated by the award-winning Marc Vietor.

Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Wholesale-Slaughter-Book-ebook/dp/B07R95YZYB

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Building Your Book Production Team with Martha Carr, Ep. 1.30

Building Your Book Production Team with Martha Carr, Ep. 1.30

June 6, 2019

Need to find the right editor? A cover designer, blurb writer, formatter? We got you. Editor-turned-bestselling-author Martha Carr joins us to talk about assembling your book production dream team.

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - We Dare: An Anthology of Augmented Humanity

Fifteen outstanding authors. Fifteen stories of augmented humanity!

All I need is an edge! As long as humans have competed with each other (for food, profit, and love), people have looked for ways to get an edge on the competition—how to be better, faster, and smarter than the opposition. With better science and technology, many things are now possible, and there will be many more in the future! Gene splicing will augment your abilities. Implants will make you smarter. Cybernetic systems will make you stronger.

Edited by Jamie Ibson and Chris Kennedy, “We Dare” is a collection of 15 all-new stories that explores the use of augmented humanity in the near future. From getting a new personality loaded with the skills you need for a mission to nanobots that keep you from being killed to creating an indestructible tank, anything is possible!

But just because we can augment humanity doesn’t necessarily mean we should, and there are cautionary tales inside as well. Along with the “good” that might be possible, there is also the potential for augmentation to be used for more…nefarious…ends. Will augmentation make better criminals? What happens when someone with implants has their mind taken over?

One thing is certain, though—people will dare to augment themselves to get an edge. Our authors dared to write these stories of augmented humanity; will you now dare to read them?

Inside you’ll find:
Preface by Chris Kennedy
Kade by Christopher Woods
Taming the Beast by Kevin Steverson
Tank by J.F. Holmes
Cradle and All by Quincy J. Allen
Do or Die by Jamie Ibson
Yellow in the Night by Philip Wohlrab
The Chaos of Well-Seeming Forms by Rob Howell
Forty Acres and a Mule by Luke R. J. Maynard
Imperfect Mind by Jason Cordova
Bag Man by Jack Clemons
Come Up Screaming by Kevin Ikenberry
Angel by Robert E. Hampson
To Dust by Marisa Wolf
Now You See Me by Kacey Ezell
Now You Don’t by Josh Hayes

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Ep 4.22 - LIVE! Mid-Year Roundup 2019

Ep 4.22 - LIVE! Mid-Year Roundup 2019

June 3, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Josh, Scott and Ralph are in an epic roundtable! What they've been up to, where things are going, and of course, all the shenanigans.

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - Stryker's War by Josh Hayes, Jason Anspach, and Nick Cole, Narrated by Ray Porter

Feel the thunder!

Stryker Company always brings the fight, but when they relieve embittered and embattled Republic marines, they find an enemy unwilling to stand up and face them. Tasked with protecting the Republic's interests on a mining world, the legionnaires face roadside ambushes, double-dealing locals, and constant sabotage.

And the mission isn't as straightforward as they thought it would be.

As skirmishes escalate into coordinated ambushes and assaults, two squad leaders, Talon and Lankin, are forced to chase after the sparks threatening to ignite the entire populace into a full-blown insurgency. Denied the legionnaires and resources they need to contain the situation, a single platoon fights to complete a mission requiring all of Stryker Company. The outnumbered platoon must work their way from glittering coastal ports, through steamy jungles and dust-covered mines, to find an enemy hidden seamlessly among the indigenous populace.

The cost is high; the sacrifice great...but nothing short of death itself will stop the legionnaires of Stryker Company from completing its objective. In this stand-alone tale of combat, brotherhood, and sacrifice, these legionnaires will learn what it truly means to make the ultimate sacrifices for their friends.

Experience this thrilling story of combat, brotherhood and sacrifice set in the Galaxy's Edge universe as USAF veteran and retired police officer Josh Hayes teams up with Anspach & Cole. If you're a fan of Legionnaire you'll love this military sci-fi thriller.

BOOK LINK - https://amzn.to/2HRqwJ0

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Revising First Draft Nightmares with Ellen Campbell and William Tyler Davis, Ep. 1.29

Revising First Draft Nightmares with Ellen Campbell and William Tyler Davis, Ep. 1.29

May 30, 2019

So you got your manuscript back from the editor and it's been cut to shreds. What do you do? First off, don't panic. You've got this. Second, take a listen to this podcast. Veteran editor Ellen Campbell walks us through the steps we should take when working through the revision process. Fantasy author William Tyler Davis is also here to share his experience. We'll talk about how to fix that draft, and what you can do now to avoid having a draft revision nightmare in the future. You ready to get started?

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - Stryker's War by Josh Hayes, Jason Anspach, and Nick Cole, Narrated by Ray Porter

Feel the thunder!

Stryker Company always brings the fight, but when they relieve embittered and embattled Republic marines, they find an enemy unwilling to stand up and face them. Tasked with protecting the Republic's interests on a mining world, the legionnaires face roadside ambushes, double-dealing locals, and constant sabotage.

And the mission isn't as straightforward as they thought it would be.

As skirmishes escalate into coordinated ambushes and assaults, two squad leaders, Talon and Lankin, are forced to chase after the sparks threatening to ignite the entire populace into a full-blown insurgency. Denied the legionnaires and resources they need to contain the situation, a single platoon fights to complete a mission requiring all of Stryker Company. The outnumbered platoon must work their way from glittering coastal ports, through steamy jungles and dust-covered mines, to find an enemy hidden seamlessly among the indigenous populace.

The cost is high; the sacrifice great...but nothing short of death itself will stop the legionnaires of Stryker Company from completing its objective. In this stand-alone tale of combat, brotherhood, and sacrifice, these legionnaires will learn what it truly means to make the ultimate sacrifices for their friends.

Experience this thrilling story of combat, brotherhood and sacrifice set in the Galaxy's Edge universe as USAF veteran and retired police officer Josh Hayes teams up with Anspach & Cole. If you're a fan of Legionnaire you'll love this military sci-fi thriller.

BOOK LINK - https://amzn.to/2WhGMvK 

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Ep 4.21 - LIVE! with Josh Erikson

Ep 4.21 - LIVE! with Josh Erikson

May 27, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Chuck and Scott take the reigns, talking with Josh Erikson. Will there be an impromptu narration reading, with a taste of character voice? You'll have to listen to find out!

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This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by - Blade of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper Book 3) by J.N. Chaney and Scott Moon

Halek Cain’s journey has only just begun.

In search of answers to both his past and his future, Hal and his newly formed crew must overcome obstacles unlike anything they’ve ever seen.

Hal needs repairs, and there’s only so many places a Reaper can find them.

Far across known space, hidden inside an uncharted slip tunnel, a hidden Reaper facility may hold the answers Hal needs.

But the Union would rather the dead stay buried...and they’ll kill to keep their secrets.

BOOK LINK - https://amzn.to/2YLN9ED 

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Avoiding Publishing SCAMS with Writer Beware’s Richard C. White, Ep. 1.28

Avoiding Publishing SCAMS with Writer Beware’s Richard C. White, Ep. 1.28

May 24, 2019

Publishing your book can be an uncertain game, but when you don't know what the rules and who the players are, it can be even more confusing. Author Richard White of Writer Beware joins us to talk about small presses, traditional publishers, literary agents, editors, contracts, and more, to help you navigate past potential scammers and on to successfully publishing your book.

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Tonight's episode is brought to you by - Wholesale Slaughter, Book One by Rick Partlow

A king can't defeat an army of lawless pirates...

...but a mercenary can.

Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all.

Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks, bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms.

They’re Wholesale Slaughter. Kicking ass is what they do.

Get book one in this thrilling and unpredictable Military Sci-Fi Adventure Today!

Also available on Audible, narrated by the award-winning Marc Vietor.

BOOK LINKhttps://amzn.to/2VMX9ez 

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Ep 4.20 - LIVE! with Kevin J Anderson

Ep 4.20 - LIVE! with Kevin J Anderson

May 20, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Kevin J Anderson joins Josh and Scott. Maybe spoilers? Check it out!

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This episode of LIVE! is brought to you by - Blade of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper Book 3) by J.N. Chaney and Scott Moon

Halek Cain’s journey has only just begun.

In search of answers to both his past and his future, Hal and his newly formed crew must overcome obstacles unlike anything they’ve ever seen.

Hal needs repairs, and there’s only so many places a Reaper can find them.

Far across known space, hidden inside an uncharted slip tunnel, a hidden Reaper facility may hold the answers Hal needs.

But the Union would rather the dead stay buried...and they’ll kill to keep their secrets.

BOOK LINK - https://amzn.to/2YLN9ED  

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Anderson's Publishing House - https://www.wordfire.com/ 
College Program - https://www.western.edu/academics/school-graduate-studies/graduate-program-creative-writing/publishing

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Answering Author Business Questions with Joe Solari - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.27

Answering Author Business Questions with Joe Solari - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.27

May 17, 2019

Should self-publishing authors set up an LLC? How do authors manage cash flow? What about health insurance? How do we set up direct sales? We tackle these questions and more on this episode of The Writer's Journey.

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This episode of The Writer's Journey is brought to you by - Renegade Empire: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (Renegade Star Book 10) by J.N. Chaney

Who are the Celestials?

Captain Jace Hughes is about to embark on a crusade against the greatest enemy any human has ever faced. The Celestials are unrivaled in their brutality, technology, and strength.

But the former captain of the Renegade Star will not be swayed.

With new allies, a joint armada, and a healthy dose of determination, Jace must launch a campaign of exploration through the largest slip tunnel in the known galaxy.

With no knowledge of what awaits him, he must rally his people and learn all that he can about this unknown enemy.

But what terrible secrets await the crew on the other side, tucked quietly in the void so far from home?

Experience the continuation of this sprawling galactic tale in the tenth entry in the Renegade Star series.

BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/2VEFkmZ

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Ep 4.19 - LIVE! with Allan Batchelder

Ep 4.19 - LIVE! with Allan Batchelder

May 14, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! Josh, Scott and Ralph interview Allan Batchelder.
Viewers and listeners beware the SPOILERS!

Allan's bookshttps://amzn.to/2HjJxUq

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This episode of LIVE! is brought to you byThe Royal Marine Space Commandos (RMSC Omnibus Book 1) by Jon Evans and James Evans

This publisher's pack contains Commando & Guerrilla, the first two books in The Royal Marine Space Commando series.

Commando

A young lieutenant. A fleet of alien invaders. Will first contact be humanity’s last stand?

In his short military career, Lieutenant Warden has already battled insurgent groups, criminal gangs, and intergalactic pirates. When a distant colony sends out a distress signal, he and his fellow space commandos can't wait to transfer their consciousness and launch their clone bodies into action. But no amount of enthusiasm could've prepared Warden for humanity's first alien encounter and the ensuing bloodbath.

After his captain falls to the attack, Warden feels both pride and fear as he assumes first in command. Outmanned and outgunned, the confident commando must find a way to eliminate the aliens before they slaughter an entire human colony.

Will Warden’s troops prove they are made of tougher stuff, or have they finally met their fatal match?

Guerrilla

A ruthless invasion. An outmatched colony. A Commando's last chance offensive.

Lieutenant Warden just barely survived a relentless attack on the New Bristol colony. The Royal Marine Space Commando has orders to defend his post until support arrives. But when Lt. Warden learns of a nearby enemy base that could wipe out far more than the colony, his mission transforms from protective to suicidal…

To save countless lives, Lt. Warden must raid an unstoppable enemy and take out one of the most powerful warships in the galaxy. No pressure or anything. Avoiding huge walking tanks and technology far beyond their own, the RMSC has one chance to get this right.

Can Lt. Warden pull off the incredible, or will losing the battle cost them the war?

Commando & Guerrilla are the first two books in the Royal Marines Space Commando military sci-fi series. If you like fast-paced action, interstellar battles, and characters with nerves of steel, then you’ll love Jon and James Evans’s thrilling saga.

Buy The Royal Marine Space Commandos Vol 1 to join the Space Marine offensive today!

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