SHOW NOTES – Supporting links & details

Episode 3: Michael McGee, David “Grizzly” Smith, & E.G. Talbot

This is a great episode.  Check the RSS feed or our subsequent post for the audio of this podcast.  Here you will find the accompanying links, book covers, and info to make your experience complete.

Interview with Michael McGee

Rhonda interviewed Michael McGee about his short story audiodramas in Theater of the Midnight Sun.
Rhonda thoroughly enjoyed the time he graciously spent with her in the interview. In addition to what you can hear in the podcast of Episode 3 Rhonda also learned that he will be featuring an award winning story in his new podcast Great Big Bunglow. Encounters With the Middle East  was awarded the Lowell Thomas Best Travel Book Award in 2008. Congratulations from! Keep up the fantastic work!   



Written just for you!Abigail Hilton is holding a contest for people who have listened to the Prophet of Panamindorah books. Review Prophet (iTunes, Podiobooks, Goodreads, your own blog etc.) then email The contest is retroactive, so even if you already posted a review you may still send an email saying where you reviewed the book & mentioning this contest.
Haven’t heard the Prophet books? Grab a banner from the web site and display it, then send an email so Abigail knows.
The prize! The prize is a vignette, about the character of your choice from Prophet. She’ll podcast the story on her feed, so everyone will get to enjoy it, but the winner picks the character. The contest end on April 24th.
Reminder, Drew Beatty’s contest closes with the last episode of Lost Gods and it’s only a few weeks away!
A new contest will be announced on April 13th at the all new website for the Mark of a Druid 2009 contest series. Check it out!


Art Therapy for the patients at J.C. Hutchens virtual asylum…


Yes J.C. Hutchens is asking you to play along for his new release Personal Affects, Dark Art where you could become a mental patient. Joining up with J.C. on this project is the alternate reality gaming guru Jordan Weisman.


Hutchens’ Seventh Son Series led him to a deal with St. Martins Press. Preorder is available now for his print release of Personal Effects: Dark Art in June 2009. It will also be available on But even before it hits the bookshelves J.C. Hutchens is giving the listener a podcast-exclusive prequel novella due out at in May entitled Personal Effects: Sword of Blood. There is also talk of a second prequel novella before the June print release. In grand Hutchens style he wants his reader involved. Check yourself into Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital for a little art therapy with Zachary Taylor. The scope of this project is insane!


Will you surrender?


Nina Kimberley the Merciless has demanded the surrender of We will meet with her scribe, Christiana Ellis, but we fear that this child barbarian will not see reason and withdraw her raving demands to seize the listenership of all free podcasters throughout the realm of the Internet! Look for our call to arms in an upcoming blog.  

Tips and Scoop From Experienced Authors

David “Grizzly” Smith, podcaster of Grizzly’s Growls, provides a brief article about submitting Public Domain works on  His newest offering, Wild Animals I Have Known, was uploaded in its completed form on March 30th.
E.G. Talbot, author of  Intercast Season One and New World Orders, took a stand on the proper microphone to use when recording a podcast.  How do you feel about USB microphones?




Newly Completed Works

Fried Green Zombies By John Allen is now available in full in the ‘humor’ section of
 One listener, David Redding, says, “I’m loving this book! Love the wacky story line with the perfect amount of dark underlining humor…..A killer addition to Podiobooks.”

Newly Released Works


Just released in Fantasy is Serving Worlds by John Mierau.

In Historical Fantasy J.P. Moore has launched Toothless.