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Small Publishing in a Big Universe

Our goal is to bring you interviews and discussions about a variety of publishing- and writing-related topics. Primarily aimed at independent authors and small publishers, we think that many readers will also find it interesting and enjoy the insights into the publishing industry.

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Technical Fiction Panel Discussion

In our panel discussion with authors Steven D. Brewer, Vanessa MacLaren-Wray, Steven Radecki, and Nancy Wood, we discuss the challenges and strategies in transitioning from technical writing to fiction writing. Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Steven D. Brewer’s website: stevendbrewer.com Vanessa MacLaren-Wray’s website: Cometary Tales: Writing on the Solar Wind Steven Radecki’s website:...

24mins

17 Jun 2022

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Author Jay Hartlove

In our interview with author Jay Hartlove, we discuss his latest novel, The Insane God, and his insights into the publishing industry. Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Jay Hartlove’s website: jaywrites.com The Insane God by Jay Hartlove Mermaid Steel by Jay Hartlove The “Goddess Rising” series by Jay Hartlove “Hippolyta’s Dagger” (from the...

18mins

11 May 2022

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Author Nancy Wood

In our interview with author Nancy Wood, we discuss her mystery novels, her writing strategies, and adapting to a changing world when writing her fiction. Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Nancy Wood’s website: https://nancywoodbooks.com The “Shelby McDougall Mysteries” series by Nancy Wood Seven of Swords (from “The Storyteller’s Tarot”) by L. A. Jacob...

20mins

13 Apr 2022

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Author and Anthology Curator Elyse Russell

In our interview with author and anthology curator Elyse Russell, we discuss her current and upcoming projects, her new story, “Grey Mother Mountain”, and what it’s like to produce an anthology.

23mins

9 Mar 2022

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Author Vanessa MacLaren-Wray

In the first part of our interview with author Vanessa MacLaren-Wray, we discuss her current and upcoming work, and her personal writing strategies. Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Vanessa MacLaren-Wray’s website: https://cometarytales.com All That Was Asked by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray Parrish Blue by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray Fault Zone: Reverse Grey Mother Mountain by Elyse Russell...

19mins

9 Feb 2022

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Audiobook Producer and Narrator Jenn Broda

In our interview with audiobook producer and narrator Jenn Broda, we discuss the business and challenges of producing audiobooks. Content warning: 10:43-12:00 – miscarriage/child loss Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Jenn Broda’s website: https://jennbroda.com Carnival Farm by Lisa Jacob Mermaid Steel by Jay Hartlove Pious Rebel by Jory Post The “Shelby McDougall Mysteries”...

20mins

12 Jan 2022

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Author Lisa Jacob

Our guest host, author Vanessa MacLaren-Wray, interviews author Lisa Jacob about her latest novel, Carnival Farm, and her personal writing strategies. Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Carnival Farm by Lisa Jacob The “Grimaulkin” series by L. A. Jacob Lisa Jacob’s website: http://grimaulkin.com Vanessa MacLaren-Wray’s website: https://cometarytales.com All That Was Asked by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray...

20mins

8 Dec 2021

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Author Morgan Chalut

In our interview with author Morgan Chalut, we discuss her first novel, Seeker (The Unwoven Tapestry: Book One), along with her writing habits and quirks. Books and resources mentioned during this episode: Seeker (The Unwoven Tapestry: Book One) by Morgan Chalut morganchalut.com The Lip Reader by Michael Thal Bubbles of Time by Lorna Hopkins Keith The Third Time’s the Charm by Steven D. Brewer The Shelby McDougall Mysteries by Nancy Wood Sky Chase (Book One of The Flight of Ships) by Lauren Massuda Angels Fall (Book Three of “The Z-Tech Chronicles”) by Ryan Southwick

14mins

10 Nov 2021

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Author Paul S. Moore

In our interview with author Paul S. Moore, we discuss his series, “Stories in Glass”, and his latest short story, “The Alchemist Daughter”, along with his inspiration for these stories. Books mentioned during this episode: Stories in Glass by Paul S. Moore The Alchemist Daughter by Paul S. Moore Paul S. Moore’s website: storiesinglass.com Angels Fall (Book Three of “The Z-Tech Chronicles”) by Ryan Southwick Daily Fresh by Jory Post The Lip Reader by Michael Thal Seeker (The Unwoven Tapestry: Book One) by Morgan Chalut Death (from “The Storyteller’s Tarot”) by L. A. Jacob.

20mins

13 Oct 2021

Rank #9

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Small Publishing, Great Expectations (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of our two-part interview with Steven Radecki, Managing Editor of Paper Angel Press, we discuss what authors should expect from his publishing company, and a bit about marketing and promotion. Books mentioned during this episode: Building Baby Brother by Steven Radecki Angels in the Mist written by Ryan Southwick and read by Dayna Ganiko Once Upon a Nightwalker written by Ryan Southwick and read by Dayna Ganiko Sinera (A Glass Bottles Story) by J Dark Paper Angel Press Submissions

15mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #10