TRATWD 111 – Huntress, Part 2

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

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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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TRATWD 104 – J. Daniel Sawyer

every-day-novelistThis week I interview author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about his new book, Becoming an Every Day Novelist. We discuss what writers can expect to learn in this book, what Dan has learned in the course of writing it, and how he’s changed his approach to business over the last year.

The Every Day Novelist (podcast)

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TRATWD 103 – Abigail Hilton

jager-thunderIn this week’s interview I talk to Abigail Hilton about her new novel, Jager Thunder, which is on sale now! This is a wonderful book, and if you’re a fan of The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. We also talk quite a bit about the business side of writing.

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My Balticon 51 Schedule

I’m so excited for this year’s Balticon! This is my favorite convention to participate in, and I have a wonderful slate of panels and events this time around. I hope you’ll come out and join me for Memorial Day weekend!


Saturday May 27, 2017

1 PM – Author Reading: Grig Larson, Chris Lester, Mike Luoma
Renaissance – St. George

2:30 PM – Autographs: Michelle Sonnier and Chris Lester
Renaissance – Atrium Autograph Table

5 PM – Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator (Moderator)
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore


Sunday May 28, 2017

12 PM – Being a Fan of Problematic Things
Renaissance – Mt. Washington

1 PM – Biology is a Science, Too
Renaissance – Guilford

4 PM – Crowdfunding Your Podcast
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore

7 PM – Metamor City LIVE!
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore

8 PM – Metamor City LIVE! After-party Q&A and Trivia
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore


Monday May 29, 2017

12 PM – Fiction Writing for Gamemasters (and Vice Versa)
Renaissance – Mt. Washington


In addition to all of these awesome events, my books will be available for purchase in the Dealer’s Room throughout the con. Stop by and say hi!

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