In this 20-minute episode we interview John Mierau and Mur Lafferty. We hear a tip on voices from Drew Beatty and share our usual mix of contests & news.

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Show Notes for Episode 6


In this episode John Mierau discusses his work Serving Worlds

John Mierau’s Website:

Twitter ID: johnmierau

Mur Lafferty’s Website:

Mur’s Heaven Series Website with premium content discussed in this episode:

Twitter ID: mightymur



Phillippa Ballentine is still looking for reviews. Leave one, drop her a line in an email to and you could win!

New contest for Rhonda R Carpenter’s site at For the month of May come and meet the characters. And while you wait for their answer– pop on over to the contest 8 post, click participate, and let our very own Rhonda Carpenter know which character you asked a question of or made a comment about. Your name will go into the drawing for each question you add. Leave a question for as many characters as you want. 

Vote for a champion to defend and the internet from Nina Kimberly.



J.C Hutchins

J.C. Hutchins has something to celebrate! Warner Bros.’ has optioned the 7th Son trilogy! While the option doesn’t guarantee that a film series will be made, the deal gives the studio the right to do so sometime in the next three years. “The possibility alone is terrific,” says Hutchins. Congrats from Podioracket! I know that Rhonda has scored an interview with J.C. so we can learn more about exciting things happening with all his projects.

The Rookie by Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler is doing a special release of The Rookie; only 3000 copies available through his website.

Cover Art Revealed

James Melzer just revealed the cover art for The Zombie Chronicle. Go over to and have a look if you dare! I understand the podcast is close to completion too.

Seth Harwood News

As John Mierau mentions, Seth Harwood is celebrating the print release of Jack Wakes Up and beginning a book tour.



Our tip this episode is from Drew Beatty, author of Lost Gods. He reminds authors to consider how long they can maintain a character’s voice when they read out loud. Your throat will thank you.