TRATWD 114 – Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator

In this panel from Balticon 51, I lead a discussion with Melissa Hayden, Erin Kazmark, A. F. Grappin and Veronica Giguere about audio book narrators. Why should you have someone narrate your book? How does the process work? How do you find someone who will do the job well? There’s a lot of great advice in here for self-published, hybrid and aspiring authors.

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TRATWD 113 – The Sentinel

This Week’s Story: “The Sentinel”

Janus is the regional field commander of the Lothanasi Order, an elite international law-enforcement unit tasked with protecting mortals from supernatural creatures. In the line of duty he has slain demons, faeries, and monsters of every description—but when the search for a missing girl leads him to the lair of a powerful succubus, it may require a more delicate approach.

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This episode was recorded on August 5, 2017.

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TRATWD 112 – House Call

Kate pays a visit to David in “House Call.” Art by Randall Fulton.

Kate pays a visit to her sick partner, David Silverleaf, and discusses life, God, and the shortage of quality men in her world.

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TRATWD 111 – Huntress, Part 2

In the conclusion to “Huntress,” Morgan meets the girl she rescued — and gets more than she bargained for.

Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy (CC BY SA 3.0)

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TRATWD 110 – Huntress, Part 1

Meet Morgan Drauling, your friendly neighborhood vampire. What’s a girl gotta do to get a drink in this town, anyway?

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TRATWD 109 – Biology is a Science, Too! (Balticon 51)

With “hard science fiction,” great efforts are taken to get the physics right, but a lot of biological details are glossed over, if not ignored. What are some basic principles of biology that you should know for writing good science-based fiction?

Recorded at Balticon 51.

Speakers:

Dr Thomas Holtz Jr – Moderator

Chris Jackson

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TRATWD 108 – Welcome to the City, Part 2

welcome-to-the-city-thumbnailMichael’s tour of Metamor City continues, as Kate takes him to see the Citadel and then the Street. Naturally, there are complications.

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TRATWD 107 – Welcome to the City, Part 1

welcome-to-the-city-thumbnailThis week I begin sharing my professional-quality re-recorded versions of the stories from the Urban Legends collection. In part 1 of “Welcome to the City,” new Homicide recruit Michael Perelli gets his first taste of life in Metamor City — but one of his new co-workers may want to get a taste of him

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TRATWD 106 – Dead Robots Society interviews Chris Lester

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Today Paul Cooley and Terry Mixon turn the tables on me, as they interview me for a live episode of The Dead Robots’ Society Podcast. We discuss my influences as a writer, why Neil Gaiman’s faeries feel different from Jim Butcher’s, writing stories with social commentary, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Enjoy!

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TRATWD 105 – Rafak Aliri and the Vampire’s Bargain (LIVE at Balticon 51)

In this week’s episode I’m proud to bring you our Metamor City LIVE! audio drama from Balticon 51!

Cast:

Chris Lester as Rafak Aliri

Veronica Giguere as Betty, a daedra

Doc Coleman as Baldur, a male werewolf

Mildred Cady as Amelie Grace, a vampire priestess

A. F. Grappin as Young Raf, in a flashback to his childhood

Lauren “Scribe” Harris as Grandma Yazzu

Scout Sujyot as Dagmar, a female werewolf

Laura Nicole Spencer as Tofa Johannsen, an alpha werewolf female

 

Some sound effects provided by The Freesound Project, Soundsnap, and Digital Juice.

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