Welcome to another great episode of Podioracket.com. We interview two authors this time around, and have quite a bit of news as well. So check out the show notes for all the links, and enjoy the show!

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INTERVIEWS

Heather Macauley Noëll

Heather Macauley Noëll is an Inspirational Speaker and Published Author with endorsements from Deepak Chopra, M.D. and other best-selling authors. Along with hosting her own live, radio talk show in Hawaii called Mind-Body-Spirit, Heather is also a professional singer, actress and narrator. She currently lives in Sedona, Arizona.
Ebook Version: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29932
Web site: http://aspaceoflove.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aspaceoflove
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aspaceoflove

Gillian Andrews


Gillian lives in Mallorca, Spain and has written other books, including one published by standard methods. This one, Valhai, is self-published through Lightning Source.
This is her first science fiction novel, which will be part of The Ammonite Galaxy series.
She is currently studying for a masters in Astronomy and Astrophysics online. She is a great fan of Star Trek, Dr. Who, and Janet Evanovich.
Web sites: www.valhai.com, and www.gillianandrews.com
Valhai
for the paperback version and Valhai (The Ammonite Galaxy)
for the kindle.

NEWS

Podiobooks.com Costs Increase

You may have noticed an outage that lasted several days. This was the result of Podiobooks.com maxing out and needing to replace hardware. Already on the cusp, Nathan Lowell’s newest book tipped Podiobooks.com over the edge. But the new upgrades carry a cost. If you enjoy the site, help offset the cost directly by donating at Podiobooks.com or donate to an author and Podiobooks.com gets 25%.


Rob Kaay’s Newest News

Rob Kaay spent ten years in various bands and ended up being signed to one of the biggest major record labels in America. In 2008 he released his first book about his experience in the music industry called, Robkaay Journals; (Vol I) My Glorious Nightmare.

In 2009 he released an urban fantasy novel called, Silverbirch; A Tear in the Fabric of the Night Sky, which cracked the Amazon Top 1000 (out of 7.5 million!) during its first week of release. The podcast version of the book saw him added as a guest speaker at Supanova – Australia’s pop-culture expo, where he was invited to sign copies of Silverbirch at the Borders Books stand.

Rob’s third book is entitled, Robkaay Journals; (Vol II) This is what it’s really like being in a band, and will be released on February 17.  It is available to pre-order right now from his website, www.robkaay.com.

Vote for Out of the Coffin

Nominated are out for the Out of the Coffin Dr. John William Polidori Awards for Excellence in Vampire Entertainment! Some familiar Podiobooks.com authors are in the running, including horroraddicts.net for Best Vampire Podcast of 2010 and Emerian Rich, P.G. Holyfield, and Philippa Ballantine for Best Author Interview on the Out of the Coffin podcast 2010. Please vote for your favorites!

Jake Bible Amazon Rush on March 1

Jake Bible, author of DEAD MECH, is releasing the ebook for the Kindle and is asking for your help to rush Amazon on March 1. It’s just $3.99 for a copy. Listen to the promo on our show and check out his website at jakebible.com. And here’s a link to a contest he’s running called Contest of a Lifetime!

Podioracket Presents-Glimpses is Open for Submissions

Glimpses (Volume Two of Podioracket Presents) is OPEN for submissions. We are accepting submissions from Podiobooks.com authors who wish to have a short story that takes place in (one of) their book’s world included in the Podioracket Presents-Glimpses anthology. Submit text to prp@podioracket.com. See our PRP Submission Guide for information on what to submit. Submission period ends Monday April 4, 2011.

NEW AND COMPLETED RELEASES

New Releases



Harmonics: Rise of The Magician by Collin Earl and Chris Snelgrove Science Fiction
Heritage and Empire by Tom R Baynham Fantasy
The Gnome and Mrs. Meyers by Susan Klein Magical Realism
Bone Machines by John Dodds Mystery

Released Complete

The Arwen Season 5: Dyson Sphere by Timothy P. Callahan Science Fiction

Now Complete

Parallel Worlds: Nothing is as it seems… by Heather Macauley Noell Inspirational Fiction
Surviving The Theseus by Randy Noble Science Fiction
Impariamo l’italiano a Tropea by Antonio Libertino, Giuseppe Meligrana Non-Fiction