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Galactic Chat 77 Lisa Cassidy

Galactic Chat Episode 77: Lisa Cassidy

Show Notes:

Helen Stubbs chats with Lisa Cassidy about her fantasy series, The Mage Chronicles, and the first book, Darkskull Hall, as well as being listed as a finalist in the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off competition. Lisa also talks about independent publishing and her press Tate House.

Author Website: https://tatehousebooks.com

Twitter: @LCASS_writes

Instagram: @lcasswrites

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Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Interviewer Twitter: @superleni
Guest: Lisa Cassidy
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: David McDonald

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Galactic Chat 76 Aiki Flinthart

Galactic Chat Episode 76: Aiki Flinthart

Show Notes:

Helen Stubbs chats with Aiki Flinthart about her historical fiction novel, Blackbirds Sing, her upcoming science fiction/fantasy shared world novel authored with Pamela Jeffs, The Zookeeper’s Tales of Interstellar Oddities, and her Fight Like A Girl non-fiction book and workshops--and The Witcher.

Author Website: https://www.aikiflinthart.com

Twitter: @aikiflinthart

Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Interviewer Twitter: @superleni
Guest: Aiki Flinthart
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: David McDonald

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Galactic Chat 75 Claire McKenna

Galactic Chat Episode 75

Show Notes:

Galactic Chat returns! To mark the start of a series of exciting new interviews, Helen Stubbs chats with Claire McKenna about the upcoming launch of her book MONSTROUS HEART with Harper Voyager.

Author Website: http://www.clairemckenna.net

Twitter: @mckenna_claire

Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Interviewer Twitter: @superleni
Guest: Claire McKenna
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: David McDonald

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Galactic Chat 69 Trent Jamieson

In this week's Galactic Chat, Aurealis Award winning author, Trent Jamieson, talks about his new novel Day Boy as well as his other novels including the Death Works series and Roil. He talks about his career, his writing process, and what he’s working on and reading.

Author Website: http://www.trentjamieson.com


Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Guest: Trent Jamieson
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 41 Dirk Flinthart

This week Sean calls Dirk Flinthart for a chat about his debut novel, Path of Night.  Members of the Australian speculative fiction community will be well aware of Dirk's engaging personality and breadth of knowledge. Please enjoy the wonderful conversation as they talk about martial arts, poetry, and the change wrought by technology on publishing.

This will be our last show for the season.  Pleas have a safe and happy holiday break and we will see you in the new year.

Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Dirk Flinthart

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 37 - Patty Jansen

This week Sean chats to Australian Speculative Fiction novelist Patty Jansen.  Patty  is a member of SFWA and winner of the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest. She has published fiction in various magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Aurealis, Redstone SF and the Universe Annex of the Grantville Gazette. She has also successfully self  published a number of novellas and novels. 

In this chat they talk about Patty's newest novel, Ambassador,  to be published by Australian Press Ticonderoga, the importance of diversification for any writer and current issues in the field, such as sexism and diversity.


Patty's Website
Patty on Twitter


Purchase Options for Ambassador - here



Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Patty Jansen

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 29 - Narrelle Harris

This week Alex Pierce interviews the ebullient Narrelle Harris,  author, app content provider and mutlimedia maverick. In this interview they talk briefly about Narelle's work on her two apps - Melbourne Literary and Melbourne Peculiar . The majority of the interview, however,  covers Narrelle's latest project Kitty and Cadaver a multimedia storytelling experience featuring original music, a weekly release chapter of the novel with jewelry, art and comic to come.


Note:  There were some issues in the recording of the file, of potential annoyance is mic distortion that Sean has attempted to rectify in post production.  We think the content is worth it but if you have sensitive hearing it will affect your enjoyment.

Here's the summary of Kitty and Cadaver:

Melbourne is a long way from Hungary: a long way from vampire nests and battles against the forces of darkness and the inevitable losses incurred in such battles.

That’s why the surviving members of Rome Burning have fled to this far flung city. They need to rest and recuperate, a long way from the battle they only barely won, and the people they lost while winning it.

Of course, when your job is to fight monsters with music, your work is never really done. Melbourne’s dead are going to see to that.

Kitty Carrasco is a beautician. She works at a funeral home, preparing the dead for their final farewell with family and friends.

One very unusual day, her dead clients sit up and take a bit too much interest in her. It’s unexpected, but Kitty is nothing if not accepting of life’s little foibles. Instead of panicking, she sings to them, like she usually does while working.

Luckily, the dead seem to like this, and listen instead of doing anything more aggressive. Like trying to eat her brains.

And when a couple of musicians show up with remarkably good timing, wanting to know more about her Song for the Dead and telling her they’ve got a mission for her, Kitty is more than intrigued. She’s totally on board for whatever adventures are coming next.

But this band’s last adventure ended up with two dead band members, which is why they need a new lead singer. Is Kitty going to get the hang of this singing magic before what seems to be the Zombie Apocalypse devours Melbourne? And are the band members ever going to stop fighting long enough to save the world?

Author Website: http://www.narrellemharris.com

Kitty and Cadaver: http://www.kittyandcadaver.com

Narrelle's Blog: http://narrellemharris.wordpress.com

Author Twitter: @daggyvamp



Credits


Interviewer: Alex Pierce

Guest: Narrelle Harris

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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