I’ve been trying to get out more and get some author interviews and such. Why? Because any part of business is promotion and brand building, so the more places my name comes up, the better. You know, it theory :)
Not only am I going go talk up each interview, but the source, because both are great!
Round About Creative Chaos
This is actually my second interview, I know the hosts through my conference business, and my first interview was all about that. It’s a fun listen too. This interview was taped on location at 360|iDev, and was a blast, especially because Jean and Joe are awesome (co-interviewees with literary backstories) but also because it took place after another event so we had a room of people to engage with as we spoke. It was fun. If you are at all interested in tech people and creativity and the various ways those two things intersect, listen to this podcast. One of the things I like is that it’s not “community” specific. Most podcasts have a gob of speakers who work the circuit so you end up hearing the same people over and over. Tammy and Tim do an excellent job of getting people from all over the planet, all sorts of industries, etc. It’s my favorite general purpose podcast. Once you listen to my interview, subscribe and catch up on the show, great stuff!
Zachry Wheeler a fellow author, has what he calls “Zeedub Beezies” where he sends people to a page with a few hundred randomly displayed questions. “Pick 10 and answer them, then send the answers to me.” He posted to a Facebook group we’re in and boom, I answered. I won’t lie, I answered like 20 before i closed the tab, it was addictive and fun to answer some seemingly random questions. Once I had my 10 I sent them off. You can read my answers and see a picture of my office closet here. Once you read mine, read the rest, they’re fun interviews with authors you may or may not have heard of. Zachry is a great asset to the writing community in sharing what he’s learned and what I like most, lifting others. It’s not a zero sum game, and I applaud those who see that.
Oh and by the way, Space Rogues 4: The Horror Story Job, is officially “done.” Which really just means I finished the first draft. I’ve started revisions, and am just wrapping up chapter four about now. I hope to get it off to my editor in a week or two at the most.
Time to start on Space Rogues 5: Wil does something stupid (It’s a working title).
What have you been up to? Reading anything good?