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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

07:35 min | 3 weeks ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Welcome to another episode of the world. Shapers podcast talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process. My name is edward. Well i am myself an author of science fiction and fantasy My most recent books include the world shapers series from dr books. The upcoming Humorous space opera the tangled stars which will be out from dawn next year Recent the young adult fantasy blue fire written under my tune-in ec blake and the young adult science fiction novels star song. Read under my real name at both of those around from shadow pop press The other exciting thing out from shadow press which is my own publishing company is shapers of world's two anthologies by that name shapers of worlds and shapers of world's volume to both of them were kick-started And the first one shapers of worlds which came out last year features authors who were guests of my podcast during its first year and then this year. I kickstarted shapers. World's volume two. And as i record this has just come out on november second and It's available now in your book and in paperback trade paperback and hardcover and it features new fiction from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Dale kansas jane. Dorsey lisa foils susan forest. James gardner matthew hughes healthy kennedy. These akester adrian aicraft. 'iran garth nix. Tim pratt hedrick savvy. O'brien thomas smith jeremy shawl and me and Reprints from jeffrey a carver barbara. Hambly nancy chris. David lean sm sterling and kerry von hundred and forty thousand words of fiction. Twenty four stories in all. And i highly recommend it. You can find it everywhere. Whatever bookstore you'd like to buy it from you can either order it in if you want to get it from bricks and mortar bookstore order it online and You can also get directly from shadow. Pop press shadow. Pop press dot com. If you'd like a handy link where you can Find many places to get it There's a universal link at books to read dot com. That's numeral two books to read dot com slash shapers of worlds to and again that's numeral so bookstore be dot com site shapers of world's to and if you'd like to check out the first book again you can find that show press and through any other bookstore You can also use the universal link books to be dot com slash shapers of world's Bought a great fiction from my guests in the first and second year. And i'm already working on shapers world's volume three people like cory dr o. Cat rambo and james morrow and Ultra john williams. Those are the ones among the ones who've already said they'll take part Many more so it's looking to be every bit as exciting as the last two. Shapers of worlds and follies. But i'll be talking about that more as we go forward because that will probably kick start in march based on what. I did the last two years. Okay well i think that takes care of all the preliminary material i just mentioned that The world shapers. Podcast is part of the saskatchewan podcast network. And now let's get onto this episode's guest brinton wilson following twenty five years of military service. Us army ranger in paratrooper. Brendan wilson retired as a lieutenant colonel. We'd say left tenant colonel canada. But i'll say lieutenant and then join nato where he served as a defense planner and diplomat for the next fifteen years during the course of his forty years of work as a soldier diplomat. He saw service in war torn libya ukraine kosovo bosnia and iraq a former coach and team captain for military martial arts competition team he holds master ranking eight in three different martial arts and won the silver medal in the two thousand nine. Us open taekwondo in retirement have read and turned his efforts to filmmaking. He wrote and produced to award winning short films. Doug's christmas child buys here and serves executive producer for ten episodes of the award winning web series. Greetings from prison starring. Saturday night lives. Chris rid moved by seeing human lives. Upended in war-torn areas wilson is earning his law degree and once qualified as an attorney plans to volunteer to help refugees a former assistant professor who taught military history at the university of colorado wilson phd in international relations and has about a dozen publications on defense related topics. He's the father of two adult. Children now lives a quiet life in sycamore illinois and spends his days writing hiking studying law and practicing his martial arts so brendan. Welcome to the world shapers. Well thank you. So much ed First of all let me say what an honor it is that you've invited me to be on your show. I did some research on you. I realized that you very accomplished writer. And i am a beginner So it's It's a real honor to be here. Well once i i read your bio. And then when i read a bit of the i confess i wasn't able to finish the book because of time constraints but I enjoyed reading of. And i certainly intend to finish reading it and i look forward to reading the books. Like open the trilogy as well so And and you know. You are the first person i've had. Who has a forward from general west clark in his book and there's some interesting interesting things going on there and i do like to find connections. It's difficult with you. I jumped out of an airplane. Wants does that. Can i guess that's kind of a connection that's about military our family. We do have some like my nephew. Spent twenty years in the us navy and served on the here and he was in. Kosovo was a prison guard. I think But that's the closest. I come to a military connection. I'm afraid but Welcome to the world. Shapers as i said. And we're actually going to talk mostly about your your writing about your new book. The achilles battlefied book one in the mailing the trilogy. So i let me talk about your biography. A little bit I read quite a bit of it there. But where did you grow up. And how did you end up going into all the things that you did. And where along there did you get interested in and writing and science fiction particular. Well thank you so much. So i was born in virginia. My father was in the army. We moved around a lot overseas in different places. I ended up going back to virginia for high school and college and When i was in college. I wanted to go to law school. In one of my very dear friends had encouraged me to join the army. Rotc program because supposedly the army would pay for my law school. Actually i kind of got interested in the combat arms aspect of of the army. And i ended up doing my career as a fuel artillery officer as my bio says. I went to raise your school jump. School served in the one hundred first airborne division. When i was getting ready to retire in two thousand four. I was serving at nato headquarters as a military officer in the international military staff. I applied for job over on the international staff side. Which is the diplomatic civilian side. And i got a job there as a defense planner where those are the jobs that were pretty much reserved for former military personnel. Because of the skills bowl. And i did that for For fifteen years you know. As far as writing goes of course it didn't professional writings as a military officer and diplomat I wrote a couple of short stories and Though short stories eventually were made into short films. That's the doug's.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

03:11 min | Last month

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"You of first of all you can find the world shapers online at the world. Shapers dot com. You can find me online. At edward willett dot com to tease. We'll it you can find shadow press online at shadow. Pop press dot com. You can find the world. Shapers on twitter at the world. Shapers me on twitter at e willett to tease again. Shot oppress at shadow. Pa press and you can find the world-shapers on facebook out to the world shapers. You can find me on facebook at Edward don willett and you can find shot. Press at shop press and on instagram me. You won't find the world shapers up but you can find me on instagram. At edward willett author The reason i mitch out press again is because it is through shot oppressed that we'll be publishing on november second november second shapers of world volume two featuring new fiction from kelley armstrong or brendan. Helen dale candidate dorsey. Lisa foil susan forest james. Alan gardner matthew hughes. They kennedy lisa kessler adria. Craft irony mcgarth knicks. Tim pratt edward salvio. Brian thomas schmidt jeremy salt and me and stories by jeffrey carver. Barb hambley nazi crest. David de la vina sem sterling in kerry von. Those are all second year guests of this podcast and as i said off the top. I'm currently contacting my third year guests to see who would like to be on board for a shapers of world's volume three which i'll be trying to kick start in the spring however shapers of roads volume two is out on november seconds. You can get it everywhere Or directly from shadow press dot com. If you like. But you can also founded amazon and barnes and noble and all the places where you'd like to buy books and the other thing i must switch it again at the end of the program. Is that the world shapers. Podcast is part of the.

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

02:33 min | 3 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Nineteen of the world shapers. Yep i've done nine hundred of them counting this one and not only that. I have completed the third year of this podcast. That's quite amazing to me. I remember when i started. And i had no idea how long it would go yet. Here we are three years in This is the podcast right. Talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process. I am myself an author of science fiction fantasy again. My name is ed willett. Let's see what's my latest thing. Well i have a young adult novel called star song just came out last month Very near and dear to me because it's a novel that grew out of one of my earliest sold short stories the minstrel which is in my short story collection pass to the stars and i tried to get a novel version of it written in way back in the early part of my career and it was almost published by major publisher in the early nineties but things didn't work out. The publisher died. They decided not to publish science fiction anymore. So i never got it published until now and of course after some thirty years of additional writing. I think i brought some additional skills to the story. So i rewrote it. And it's now out from shadow. Pop press dot com and available everywhere star song. It's called this apart future outer space adventure. Very much in the mode of robert heinlein and andre norton who are huge influences on me as a young reader. So check that out star song. You can find it on any bookstore online bookstore. You can find it also at shoutout pop. Press dot com Then of course the other thing coming up is the second anthology that i've kicked started a featuring authors. Who have been on this podcast. I mentioned that we just finished third year well. The current anthology is shapers of world's volume two which features authors who were guests during the second year of this podcast. All the stories are in the editing is almost done so it's looking good for a fall release and there'll be new fiction from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Deo candice gene. Dorsey these affoil. Susan forest james alan gardner matthew hughes heli kennedy. Lisa successor adrian. Aicraft renaming. garth. Nix tim pratt. Edward salvio brian. thomas schmidt. Jeremy's all at me and stories by jeffrey a carver. Barbara hambly nancy. Kress david wien. sm sterling and carrie. Vaughn it's looking like it's going to be very close to one hundred and fifty thousand words of fiction A very substantial collection so. I'm very excited to bring that out in the next couple months. I'm thinking october some time. I don't have a precise date yet. But again you can read more.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

08:00 min | 4 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"A of the world shapers. Podcast right talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process. My name is edward. We'll tie 'em myself. An author of science fiction and fantasy Some twenty novels or thereabouts. My main publisher his books in new york. And my most. Recent novel for die is called the moonlit world it's book three and my world-shapers series and I like to sum it up as empires and wearables and peasants. Oh my in. The world shapers series. There's this vast labyrinth shaped worlds and people from our rolled have been given worlds in this labyrinth that they can shape however they want and my main characters trying to save them all from from somebody who had very much like to close all this down and so she has to travel world and gather the knowledge of the making of these world's in the moonlight world. It's a world shaped by someone who really likes wherever it vampire. So that's what she has to deal with so look for that in the first two books world shaper and master of the world. They're they're available everywhere but my most recent book is actually one kind of excited about. It's called star song and the reason i'm excited about star song is that It is a book that spent a long time coming. It started as a short story when my very earliest short stories that was published called the minstrel in a now defunct teen magazine here in canada called jam so this was in about one nine hundred five i think when that was published i was quite young and i even then thought you know there might be kernel of a novel here so i wrote one one of my very first novels that i attempted to get published and it came very close so see for. Sherman was editing at walker and company. And she liked what i said her. She said i needed to add. Some more in the middle had two biggest too big a time. Skip in the middle of the story. Basically so i feel that in. And i address some of the other issues she had identified and she got back to me and said i'd done exactly what she wanted and she was ready to make an offer but then the publisher walker and company died and son took over and the sun did not want to publish science fiction anymore. And that's where the novel died. I was never able to find a publisher for it. Despite it having come within a half breath almost literally being published by walker and company very respectable publisher that published isaac asimov not fiction for example among other things some of it so i finally decided that i would bring it out myself faggot. The cover art done. I rewrote it from start to finish. Because i writes differently now than i did then and i. I wanted to add a second viewpoint. Character was a single male viewpoint. And i wanted to add the girl. Who's a major character but wasn't a viewpoint character new original book so she now has her own viewpoint sections it's called star song. It's from shadow. Pop press i guess if i read you real quick. What's on the back when the old woman who raised him in a remote village is brutally murdered. Chris finds himself alone on a planet where he'll always be an outsider. His only link to his long dead unknown parents as the touch liar. They bequeathed him. A strange instrument not only plays music but pours innermost feelings into the minds of his listeners. When tavira a girl of the space going nomadic family. Here's chris perform. She was drawn to him against her better judgment. And the rules of her people with her help though mistrusted and even hated by some of her comrades chris seeks to discover the origin of the touch liar the fate of his parents and a place where he truly belongs but the touchline proves to be more than just a musical oddity powerful ruthless men will stop at nothing to get it and kristin tavira are all that stand in their way and i also say at the top that Well not not on the back but in the material i've done that. This is very much. The robert heinlein. Andre norton mode. There's undoubtedly influences from those two authors. Who very influential to me. When i was a young reader and writers that star song you can get it directly from shadow press shadow puppets dot com or. You can get it on amazon or wherever you like to buy books. It's everywhere in both print and e format right now so. I hope you'll check that out. The other upcoming book i would. Mention is the one that grows out of this podcast. It's shapers world's volume to last year. I successfully kick started an anthology called shapers of worlds that featured first year guests of this podcast and had nine original stories in nine reprints in that one this one is going to have twenty four stories. Eighteen of them original six or reprints. And so it's going to be a bigger book. It's got more original fiction and the authors are good it's amazing new fiction from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Deo candice jane. Dorsey these affoil. Susan forest james alan gardner matthew hughes healthy kennedy lisa kessler adria lay craft. Ira name and garth nix tim. Pratt edward salvio brian. Thomas schmidt jeremy and some guy edward well it and then there will also be stories by jeffrey carver. Barbara hambly nancy. Kress david levine. Sem sterling and kerry von. That's a pretty amazing list of authors. I think and. I can't wait to and i've now got pretty much all the stories so i can't wait to bring this out this fall for everyone to enjoy that says shapers of world's volume two and you can get shapers of roads volume one everywhere now or directly from shadow pop press again at shadow. Pa press dot com okay. I think that covers the introductory material today except reminds you that The world shapers. Podcast is part of the schedule and podcast network. Now let's get onto this episode's guest ryan van loan ryan van. Loan is a fantasy author. Who served six years as a sergeant in the united states army infantry pennsylvania national guard where he served on the frontlines of afghanistan ryan has traveled around the world wandering caribbean island hans exploring the palaces and cathedrals of europe and hiking with elephants in the rainforests of south east asia. All at the same time presumably his work has appeared in numerous places including george dot com and fireside magazine in his debut novel the sin the steal from tour books book one in the fall of the gods series came out in the summer of twenty. Twenty the sequel. The justice revenge just came out as this Goes in the last week and the conclusion to the series. The memory and the blood will be out next summer. So ryan welcome to the world shapers. Thanks for having me. It had to carefully the when it comes out because we're recording it. The day before it comes out tonight thirteenth despite episodes should go live and just a few days so it'll actually worked out pretty well here so yeah i always try to look for connections but I don't think i have any with your background there mike. My my family's military service tends to run to the navy the army. So don't hold that against me and other than that i we've never run into each other but i'm very happy to have you on. I guess we do have in common. The fact that you're next books coming out tomorrow in july thirteenth. And i'm putting out a young adult science fiction novel that i have wanted to put out for time tomorrow as well so we have that in common as well so i'm going to start taking you back into the mix of time looking at your bio. It seems clear that a you got started reading very early that you make a point of that in your bio and your longer bio and got interested in science fiction fatty early on as well so how did how did that. Come about for you. Where were you born. where did you grow up. And how did you get interested in reading and writing. Well great questions. So let's see i was. I was born in northern montana right on the canadian border. That's something whereabouts on the canadian. Border well havre montana. So that's eastern montana state reversed okay. I've actually been there because we took the train. Amtrak runs through however and we actually went. Is that where we picked it up. We picked it up wolf point and we took the train and they stopped in have her and we actually got to get out and walk around so.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

04:55 min | 5 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Is and they'll also be and of course coming out as well which you can order so that's coming out on july thirteenth in. It's it's a far futures space opera kind of story about this kid who has inherited a mysterious artifact that he thinks musical instrument from his parents whom he never knew and when the guardian who's been raising him on this this out of the way planet is murdered. He sets off to find out the truth about this artifact and he falls in with the wondering Nomadic spacefaring family and they find out the truth about what this thing is. There are people who are after after this thing and therefore after him and after a girl from the family who becomes his friend. So that's Star song check it out. It's available for preorder now the other thing. Of course i want to mention get you up to date on is shapers of world's volume two. That's the second anthology kickstarted featuring authors. Who are guests on this. Podcast and shapers of worlds is out now available everywhere. If you'd like to get that one feature first year guests and shares of volume two is getting very close now. I only have two stories left to come in and one of them is one that i'm writing so i'm pretty sure i'll get that one and i'm sure i'll get the other one too. I've been in touch with the author and it's coming very soon. So that's twenty four new stories in that one Eighteen original stories six reprints and the authors are new fiction from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Dale candice john. Dorsey lisa foils susan. Forrest james alan gardner matthew hughes heli kennedy lisa kester april craft iranian garth. Nix tim pratt. Edwards salvio brian. Thomas schmidt jeremy shawl and me plus stories by jeffrey carver. Barbara hambly. nancy kress david. D levine sm sterling and kerry von so among those authors are winners and nominees for every major science fiction and fantasy literary award and several international. Bestseller's so i'm really looking forward to bringing that out. It's on track to be out this fall and again that will be from shadow popcrush shadow pop press dot com but it will be available everywhere that fine books are sold the other thing i need to mention off the top here is that This podcast is part of the saskatchewan. podcast network..

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

07:54 min | 5 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Welcome to another episode of the world shapers. I guess it's the father's day episodes. It's going live and i've had a good fathers day so if you happen to be listening to this on the day it goes who you do. After the day it goes live. I hope you had one. If you celebrate father's day in whatever fashion this is of course the world shapers the podcast where i talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process. I am myself an author of science fiction and fantasy and a couple of projects. I wanted to mention one. That's coming up very soon. It'll be my next book Young adult science fiction novel called star song. It's coming out from my own shadow. Pop press and it's Well i'll just read you the description when the old woman who raised him a remote villages murdered. Chris lamarque finds himself alone on a planet where he'll always be outsider. He's only link to his long dead. Unknown parents is the touch liar. They bequeathed him a strange instrument that not only plays music but pours his innermost feelings into the minds of his listeners. When tavira a girl of the space going nomadic family. Here's chris perform she drawn to him against her better judgment and the rules of her people with her help. Though mistrusted and even hated by some of her comrades. Chris seeks to discover the origin of the touch. Liar the fate of his parents into place where he truly belongs but the touch liar proves to be more than just a musical oddity. Powerful ruthless people will stop at nothing to get it and kristin tavira are all that stand in their way. So that says star. So i'm going to be my next book from shadow pop press and it's available for preorder now if you want to search it up at Cobo and amazon and it will show up at many other places and a print version will also be available all coming out on july thirteenth. So if you're interested in young adult science fiction. I hope you'll check that out has a great cover by daniel. Disco whose artist calgary. I've worked with many times before. So that's one thing that's coming up the other one. Of course that. I want to mention again is shapers of world's volume two. This is a follow up to the anthology. I kickstarted last year. That featured short fiction by first year guests of this podcast and volume to successfully funded earlier this year. And i'm working on that now. I've got. I think just two stories left to come if you don't count mind because i slept right mind too so it's almost all annabi editing. It and getting it out to this fall and cooking you expect stories from well. There will be new fiction from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Deo candice jane. Dorsey lisa for susan forrest. James garner matthew hughes healthy kennedy. Lisa kessler adria lay craft iron garth. Nix tim pratt. Edward salvio brian. Thomas schmidt jeremy saul and to be and reprints from jeffrey a carver. Barbara hambly kress. David d levine. Sm sterling and kerry. Vaughn very impressive list of authors. I'm sure you'll agree. And i can tell you that to their some really wonderful stories have already come in. I look forward to getting them. All and getting that all edited put together and published by shadow. Pop press this fall. And of course i will let you know the moment that that one is available for preorder covers off my introductory partier. We'll i talk about myself in my projects. So get onto this episode's guest then she cherish but I i do have to say that. The world shapers. Podcast is part of the statue and podcast network. All right. so let's get onto this episode's guest as i said. Christine cherish is her name and she's the author of kincaid strange an urban fantasy series about a voodoo practitioner living in seattle with the ghost of a crunch rocker. I love that setup and the adventures of owl indiana jeans styled adventure about x. Grad student turned international antiquities thief. Who reluctantly navigates. The hidden supernatural world christie rights. What she loves adventure heavy stories. Featuring strong savvy female protagonists pop culture and the occasional rpg fantasy game thrown in the mix christie is also a scientist. She has a bse msce from simon University in molecular biology and biochemistry and from the university of british columbia. She specializes in genetics cell biology and biology and gratuitously uses her expertise throughout her fiction. You can find christine with her. Laptop on vancouver film sets getting paid to write while filling in the background so christie. Welcome to the world shapers. We've never met. We do have a connection in that. We share a publicist mickey mickelson with the creative edge publicity. So he i think he suggested you actually. I don't remember exactly how that works but anyway here we are and you know. I thought you'd make a great guests tonight. I'm glad we're able to join me but no we've never met. Even though we both live in canada yeah no. It's it's it's funny that way. Well and have been no conferences in like the last year and a half Even the few ones that we do have writers and saifi people but yeah no we totally share with this And it's funny actually found out about Mickey through other rain friends of mine. So it's interesting little network of people found out about him through a robert j sawyer who was a pretty good recommendation. So yeah i saw that myself. And i remember thinking. Yeah that's that's Of course robertson of course came alleged in the sideline universal well We're going to start the way that i always start. Which is by taking you back into the mists of time to find out well first of all where you were born and grew up and all that sort of thing but especially how you became interested in presumably you started as a reader we almost all do and then eventually started writing your own story. So how did that work from you where you from. And and how did you get interested in the world of words law. It's it's The funny thing is i don't think writer. Any writers have exact same pathway. It's it's all so different. Yeah no i. I was a reader originally. I'm from southern ontario. So i'm a i'm canadian. Canadian born born raised grew up around. Spent most of my childhood just around. You know the Lake ontario lake ontario superior George zeh those types of areas loss of camping. Lots fishing and then I you know when. I was in my very very very early teens. We moved the the sort of the Across country to british columbia and the gulf islands. and i've kind of been bc ever since Like a lot of ontarians around that time who did migrate. Vaca migrated west we You know we were escaping the the very long cold winters and You know also. Because i just my My age covert. This is back in nineties on talking. About how There was there. Was of sort of economic. churning and Overhauling happening in southern ontario. A lot of people ended up my grading from that region elsewhere in canada in us in the world. And i think that's where.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

01:35 min | 6 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"That i kick started last year featuring year guests of this podcast. It's called shapers of worlds. You can find it again. Through any bookstore or go directly to shadow pop press dot com and it includes new fiction from ten a huff. Shannon mcguire david weber d. modest junior. John c right. Dj butler christopher rocky. Oh shelley edina and me and there were reprints from john. Skulls joe haldeman. David brin judah issur neda fonda the gareth l powell dr charles gannon derek kukushkin in three a dire. Pretty high powered lineup. If you ask me and because that was successful earlier this year. I ran a starter for shapers of world's volume to That kickstarter succeeded. And so i'm currently collecting stories from authors. And then we'll be editing with the goal of having that book out fall and it will feature even more new fiction it will have new stories from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Deo candice jane. Dorsey the sofala foils susan forrest. James alan gardner matthew hughes healthy kennedy lisa kester adria lay craft. Irony ayman garth nix. Tim pratt edward salvio brian. Thomas schmidt jeremy shawl and me and stories by jeffrey a carver. Barbara hambly nancy. Kress david wien. Sm sterling and kerry von so another high-powered list of authors for that book which. I'm working on now so again Shapers of world's shapers of world's volume two will be coming out Keep an eye on that through The website shot oppress dot com. Or of course if you keep listening to this podcast..

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

05:24 min | 6 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"The gareth l powell doctor charles e gannon derek kukushkin three a dire shape worlds volume to which i have now successfully kick started. That kickstarter ran in march. I guess and succeeded So i'm in the process of gathering stories and editing and all that stuff right now It's going to be a big book. With more original fiction. It will have brand new stories from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Deo candice chain dorsey. Lisa foil susan forrest james. Alan gardner matthew hughes healthy kennedy. Lisa kessler aid relay craft iranian garth. Nix tim pratt. Edwards obvio- brian thomas schmidt to germany shawl and be and reprints from jeffrey a carver. Barbara hambly nazi crest. David d levine. Sem sterling and carrie vaughn and again as in the first anthology that list of authors includes winners and nominees for every major science fiction fantasy literary award plus several international bestseller's So i'm working on that now. It should be out this fall in e book and print and available everywhere so Keep an eye on. That just wanted the thing. I want to mention before we get to the interview with jane. Ulan i have traditionally done a full transcript on these podcasts and i will still have a full transcript for this one. But it's going to be delayed a little bit and actually you thinking i'm going to have to phase out the full transcripts. I like them but they are an enormous amount of work. Even though i use an automated transcription service and i don't see from my website. Statistic set a lot of people are spending a lot of time reading those transcripts. So i think. I'm going to back off on the transcripts and focus on getting the Recordings out By themselves and and perhaps adding transcripts later. On as i have time so just something that might change if you're used to seeing a full transcript with every episode I think in order to keep the podcast going. And because i have so many other demands on my time i may back off from that but it won't change the the interviews themselves. I hope they're still entertaining and informative as this will be and one more thing before i start the interview with john lennon The world shapers. Podcast is part of the scotsman. Podcast network all right. Let's get onto this episode's guest. Genuine.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

04:39 min | 7 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Lisa kessler adria lay craft. 'iran garth nix. Tim pratt edward salvio. Brian thomas schmidt jeremy saul and me and reprints from a carver. Barbara hambly nancy. kress david. D levine s sterling and kerry vaughn. I already have some of those stories in hand. And i can tell you. It's going to be a great anthology. So i'm really looking forward to making that happen As this year goes along and that again will be published by shadow poppers shadow press dot com Let's see the only other thing. I should mention here before we get into the meat of this podcast episode. Is that the world shapers. Podcast is part of the and podcast network right. Then let's get onto this episodes interview with david. Even book david even bach has been writing ever since he was a kid when he kept whole family awake by banging away on an enormous manual typewriter. And he's never wanted to stop. I had a little manual typewriter myself. In fact to david's now the author of eight books fiction poetry and nonfiction and his work has picked up awards along the way such as the drew hines literature. Prize judah reprise the patricia maybe award and more at philadelphia native. these days. David does most of his writing in washington dc where he lives with his family and he uses a laptop now so he doesn't keep them awake and he works at georgetown. University teaching creative writing and literature at the center for jewish civilization and promoting student centered teaching at the center for new designs in learning and scholarship. So david welcome to the world shapers. Thank you so much for having me. And i should say by the way that the typewriter was at least enormous when i was small. It's possible to present as big as i remember. We had this little smith corona portable which took me right to university. And i i loved it because it was mechanical. If there was a key that would occasionally quit working. But i knew how to fix it and as long as i could get ribbons. I actually quite liked it. It had a nice. It was easy to type on and so i kind of miss it some but i don't really miss the sound of the tap. Tap tap tap into carried miscarriage returns flipping or cat. Yeah and when. I started as a newspaper reporter started my career. We were on manual big manual typewriters. So i did. My share of that for sure was practically a weapon. I mean if you picked it up and draft somebody. That would be the last time you talked to them. That's right. I don't think we have. I know for a fact. In fact i think that we have never met. I don't know we might have been at a convention at the same time. But we've never met a person but you came to me through a techie on Publishing your upcoming book how to mars that. We're going to talk about and we were talking before we.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

02:11 min | 8 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"To another episode of the world shapers and this one is coming to you in the midst of the kickstarter campaign for shapers of world's volume two. This is an anthology that will feature guests from the second year of this podcast. And it's a follow up to shapers of worlds which was an anthology. I started last year that featured guest from the first year of the podcast. That one's widely available now. If you want to go buy a copy or twelve or you know however many you need for christmas is not that far away. It's only what eight minutes nine months get out there and buy copies shapers shapers volume two when it comes out and have a nice package to give to all of your friends and family of roads volume two will feature original fiction from kelley armstrong. Marie brennan helen. Dale candice jane dorsey. Lisa foils susan forrest. James alan gardner matthews healthy kennedy kessler a aicraft. 'iran garth nix tim pratt. Edward salvio. brian. Thomas schmidt jeremy's all and me and it will have reprints from jeffrey a carver. Barbara hambly chris. David levine. esim sterling and carrie vaughn. I'm looking for fifteen thousand dollars. Canadian to make this happen. And as of today. I am well well over. Seventy six percents Eleven thousand four hundred and something currently Enhance will not at hand but pledged and with still ten days to go. So the podcast. I mean the kickstarter ends i. Guess doesn't end. The kickstarter ends on april. Eight th at eleven. Am my time. I think Central standard time. So get your back. King in before then and the backers rewards are plentiful and quite exciting. There are all kinds of signed books including some limited editions. There's black and white photographs marie. Brennan there's an audio books. There are tucker is ations where your name is used as a character in a story or a novel and i'm even offering a short story critiques and consultations at the five hundred dollar level and at three thousand dollars if you really want to help out and also take advantage of a great opportunity. I'd like to think it's a great opportunity. I've offering.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

03:25 min | 9 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"How did you make the switch from historical to science fiction Oh that was easy by the historical The market for historical fiction in the united states completely collapsed About may of nineteen eighty two. And so what i plan is attend book series became a five book series And so i spent a desperate six months writing proposals for things that didn't sell And it was across the spectrum. I've read proposals for mysteries for historical Spent not for science victory A and everything but category romance. I think and And none of them sold. And then science fiction proposal that i had written some years before so and so i became a science fiction writer and the science fiction proposal had been bouncing around a publisher to publisher without being read I it's kind of a fascinating saga. But i was probably too long for this interview But certainly explains how publishers can screw up repeatedly and landed at tour books and the editor at that point jim bain and there are only three people in the office there was time dougherty who was the publisher jim in the editor and then those misses dorothy who ran the was the accounting department And now tories. The largest science fiction publisher. That doesn't run like that anymore. But jim bane read the proposal i bought it and it and although it had been on the markets or two or three years it actually sold to the first editor who read it. How did it not get rid at the other places that it had been Well there was a lot of mergers going on in publishing as there is now And so you say it. I don't call the exact sequence but you know it was sent to eight and susan. Allison who was the editor at ace left ace to go to berkeley. And until she was replaced they put buying hold so then it came back and then it was sent to berkeley and the decision house at berkeley and and then berkeley acquired as and suddenly they had too many manuscripts sitting in the office. So another buying hold wet. And then it went to david hartwell at times scape and it was lost in the mail room for about six months and by the time that was discovered they had put a buying hold on and and so it just kept bouncing off of these things till it actually went to an editor who still had a publishing schedule to fill up. That must've been satisfying when it finally sold rate really relieved because i was beginning to look in the help wanted section of the paper so that i could make my rent and suddenly although it has to be said that the science fiction sold for a lot less money than the historical fiction here so i was It took me a few years before. I i could reach my former miserable standard of living from from where i was merely tour instead wretched poverty. Yeah i can

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

03:15 min | 9 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Welcome to another episode of the world shapers. The podcast right talked to other science fiction fantasy authors about the creative process. My name is edward willett. I'm your host dia myself and author of science fiction and fantasy. My most recent book from major publisher is the movement world which came out from dob books in september. The paperback will be out mass market. Paperback will be out in august. It's book three in my world. Shaper series and i hope to be writing book for soon Although that won't be published by dob. I still plan to write it and i've also got a couple of books for my own publishing company. Shot oppressor pretty new. There's a epic. Why a fantasy novel cold blue fire. Which i wrote a under my suit an ec- blake or attached my suit into it anyway. There's a space opera do all g paragon rising rate. No and falcons egg which are out now and something. That's kind of fun He might want to check. Out is a time travelling version of myself from nineteen eighty-four when i was in my twenties popped forward and published assignment avalon This was a science fiction adventure. I wrote back. Then when i was better known as eddie well let's so I've published it as he will have given it a bit of a spit and polish. But it's not too different from what i originally wrote back in nineteen eighty-four and it's on amazon exclusively at the moment as an e book. If you wanna check that out simon avalon however my main thing that's going on right now is i am kickstarting an anthology. This'll be the second time i've done this last year. I successfully kick started shapers of worlds which you might guests of from the titled is related to this podcast and indeed. It was short fiction and science fiction fantasy from guests from the first year of the podcast. There were eighteen stories all nine original stories. nine reprints was very successfully get started And all the time. I was doing that. I thought you know if this works. I should do it again and sure enough here. We are The kickstarter for shapers of world's volume two is now live. And it's going to be bigger bigger than last year's anthology because more authors have agreed to take part so if this one funds it is going to feature original fiction from kelley armstrong marie brennan. Helen deo can disdain. Dorsey lisa foils susan forrest. James alan gardner. Matthew hughes heli kennedy successor. Adrian lay craft. Iron ayman garth nix. Tim pratt edwards. Obvio- brian thomas schmidt journeys all and me plus reprints from jeffrey a carver..

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

04:42 min | 11 months ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"You can also download the book version directly from shadow. Pop press you can also buy the print version from shop press. Although i admit i cannot compete with. The shipping costs that to amazon manages to get away with. It cost me a lot more to ship them out now. There's going that that book was kick started back in march twenty twenty and i'm working towards the kickstarter for a volume two Shapers worlds volume two. Which will feature guests from the second year of this podcast and that is also an amazing list of authors much longer actually twenty four authors currently planning to be part of that they'll be new fiction from kelley armstrong marie brennan. This is an alphabet order. Helen dale candice. Jane dorsey lisa foil. Susan forrest james. Alan gardner matthew hughes heli kennedy. Lisa kester adria lay craft. Ira naming garth. Nix tim pratt. Edward salvio brian. Thomas schmidt jeremy shaw and again me edward well then. They'll also be stories from jeffrey a carver. Barbara hambly nancy. Kress david dein. Sm sterling and kerry von so. That's a really excited about that. That kick we'll go live. I hope in march. And don't worry. I will let you know about it here. On the world shapers podcast. Great backers rewards starting to come in from out of those authors as well. So it's it's going to be very exciting right. I think that will do it for the introduction. It's time to get onto this episode's guest the first guest of twenty twenty one robert g. penner rubber pinter's the author of strange labor when publishers. Weekly's best science fiction books with twenty twenty is also the editor of the online science fiction. Zine big echo and has published more than thirty short stories and a wide range of speculative and literary journals under the pseudonym of williams squirrel is a canadian currently living in the us but will be coming back to rejoin me in canada shortly. So robert r rob welcome to the world shakers. Thank you great to be here. I don't believe we've ever crossed pads in person but we do have a kind of a secondhand connection in that. The publisher of strange labor radio press is based right here in regina saskatchewan. Where i live and i know john kennedy. Who's over there very well. And in fact the anthology that came out of the first year of this podcast shapers of worlds is being distributed through it disco canadian distribution company through the good graces of radiant press. So there's kind of a connection their connection. That's the real deal. So we'll talk a little bit about your canadian roots and how you got interested in when all this science fiction stuff so but.

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

09:01 min | 1 year ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"How does that one hundred thirteen compare with? What happened in two thousand sixteen? So. In Two thousand, sixteen, we had a total. Of all ballots received. Those that that's in-person early and absentee of one hundred, twenty, thousand. So we're almost there and in two thousand eight, that was sixteen was the last presidential in two, thousand eighteen, which was a non presidential. We actually had a total set of balance of one, hundred, seven, thousand plus. We're ahead of that already My understanding is I think the state record I thought it was one, hundred, twenty, thousand sixty. But in looking back at some of the numbers we find there was one hundred, twenty, two, thousand ballots cast back in two thousand post. Civil Unions. And so that actually is the record number of ballots and there's A. Pretty good chance that we'll go by that today. That is That's amazing. I guess. That's kind of the bottom line word and now. One one question has been asked Oh let me do this. We have a listener calling in maybe the last couple of questions here Tim, Pratt from Rochester's on morning Tim. It going. Good how are you? Good. I just want to respond to one thing that Jon Cryer said and. It's very important that people do not associate independent with Bernie. Sanders because sanders is not an independent. But going. Back to the the primary balloting. I never really paid attention that when you fill out your primary that you can't trust vote. And I didn't understand that if you right in somebody from the other ballot that is not counted. On the ballot that they're running on. So I'm just wondering if you could explain how Vermont prides itself and not having to announce. purdy. But if forces you in the primary to pick a purdy. And I think it really interferes with incumbents. Being able to fill spot especially if it's vacant. So. I'll hang up and listen but. You know well, if you can donate some of that. Don't go away just yet because I want to clarify a couple of things I want one one it sounds like what you're asking about is is the system in which when you go to vote in a primary, you have to select the ballot of one party. In this primary, for instance, today, we have the democratic Republican and progressive parties all of them having separate ballots and in one of the questions that I think you asked was let let's say you go and you decide you both the democratic ballot but you want to support. Phil Scott in the gubernatorial race on the Republican side you write in you ignore the democratic gubernatorial candidates in the spot for governor you right in Phil Scott that you WanNa you WanNa see Phil Scott reelected as Governor I. Guess Right So. And and that that that right in. Is Not, then added to the tally of votes. That Phil Scott would've gotten on this. Primary Day. My understanding that that's your that's your question. Well it's not Phil Scott. My question is. Using that as example by. Using that example but example is it interferes especially with local Decisions you know it's. An incumbent in your local area. Opposite Party of all the people that walk on. Democratic. Ballot. You can't write that person in in have accounted. On the Republican ballot. Right I see. Okay. I mean, that is not fair to the to the candidate. Okay. So I, understand. So to a better example would be a case where you want to vote vote the Republican ballot you have an incumbent legislator let's say whom you like and is not maybe not of the Republican Party vote for this person and you effectively are blocked from doing that if you select the Republican ballot, right? Exactly. Okay. Secretary of State Jim condos. I mean especially when Vermont prides itself and announcing everywhere that you do not have to announce a party. Got A. Secretary State Jim condos. Let me let me ask you this question i. mean you you understanding Dave. Sure. Thank you. Tim You. Do you understand what the? What the question is here. Yes I do. And why is it? Then why is it that somebody who wants to vote say all Republican in the state wide races can't then on Primary Day vote for that Democrat state representative that they like. because. Essentially to put it simply the. Election that you are seeing on in the primary is actually three separate elections is the Republican election. It's the democratic election and the progressive election. It's the three major parties have their elections to nominate their people to be on the ballot in the general election. So in this particular instance. It's not the same as the general election where you have all the parties candidates on their. This is denominated those folks it's like. It's like if they each of the parties had a caucus, instead, this is a it's an election and it's I don't know how long it's been, but it's been. Since the nineteen twenties, the Vermont has used a primary election. In this manner, this is something that's been around for many many many years And frankly this at the same on the same hand, we've also this week or last week I should say we had the deadline for independent candidates for different seats as well, but they're not on the. Primary ballots, they will fall directly to the. General election. So we're really today we're running three separate elections a PRI-. Primary election for the Democrats or the Republicans, and for the Progressives, So if you vote for somebody, let's say you pick. I'll use the example that you use. of Bill Scott let's save. US Rope Bill Scott in on the democratic ballot. He would have to get enough. Votes by right in on the democratic valid to be the candidate for. The Democratic Party. So if you write a any other Republican or any other progressive on the democratic ballot, it really accounts as a write in but let's get the the The highest number of votes is it doesn't really matter You can you can save this is what you WanNa do we will report? On our website, we will have all the write in candidates listed. So you can see who got write in candidates and and this is a typical issue. So I, just WANNA be clear that we're running three separate elections today. the elections are for each major party to elect the people who will represent that party and and a Republican can vote in the Progressive Party. Or in the Democratic Party and progressive could vote in the Republican Party or Democratic Party. We know what people's Registration Party registration because we don't have any So it's really this is not this is a little bit different than the presidential primary where you actually have to pick. Publicly, which ballot you're pulling, which are you bill pulling the Republican presidential candidate or the Democratic? So it's a little bit different than that and this goes back to the early eighties when when there was a negotiations between the major parties and the state of Vermont and Vermont wanted to maintain its slight independence of of. Artie registration. Jim CONDOS secretary, of state we need to take a brief break here on the day Graham Show I've also got a caller. Dick from Middlesex on the line but Dick. Afraid to ask you to wait until after the break also, and we'll be back in a couple of minutes here folks from CBS. News up coming in a couple of words more sponsors we'll be surely..

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

09:16 min | 2 years ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"I'm going to get my security deposit back and Gee I now have a thousand dollars in my pocket. Essentially courtesy of the state of Vermont. some people are going to look at this and say well. So what I mean this is supposed to be an incentive program and And and Gee Whiz You know. Let's not naturally thin incentives if they've already made the decision and financial commitments to move here. Yeah Well Ah okay let me back up on that one too because suppose the person is is six months out from a move there again. I keep picking New Jersey. But they're living in New Jersey and they're thinking about movement of Vermont and they hear about this program and they say oh. Wow that's an extra little You know Straw in the basket on the camel's back or whatever it is right and And and and that that just helps me think positively about the state and and okay. I'M GONNA jump. I'm going to make this leap of leaving my home in New Jersey and moving Vermont Vermont and you know and I can't imagine frankly these grants make I know where you're going but I can't audit faith. Yeah you're you're telling me That some things might have occurred to people might have influenced their decisions and that may well be can't audit that that more a recent report port by the Joint Fiscal Office reminded us of truism that is in the last five years. They're actually from eleven to sixteen using. IRS data forty. Three thousand people moved Vermont. Excuse me forty-three thousand filers including almost fifty five hundred who earned more than one hundred thousand dollars while so there's an awful a lot of in and out migration going on all the time. The churn is real question is how do we know that the people who were getting these funds would not have come without. That's the question. And that's my job is to inform legislators who are doing strategic planning and policy making about their choices. Well you know. I think that's very well stated and clearly put and I appreciate that I would you expect that I guess we're now ten months seven months into The actual execution into this program allowing people to take these grants and incentivize moves Vermont. Apparently or at least that's what the claim is It is is it. Can we tell by now or do we need more time for this program to really prove itself. Well first of all. This program is basically going due to Sunset when the money runs out. And there's a new program starting January first which is for people who are moving here for a job with Vermont employer which is a whole other troubling question But to answer your question one more point that your listeners might appreciate sixteen of the sixty eight applicants had spouses. Who are coming here for a job so when you have spouses moving to another state for a job that is a strong incentive for yourself to pick up and move to that state as well as is that what you're saying yes now back to your question? It isn't just whether we can measure the cost effectiveness of this program but it is brand new so I wanNA make this point and be clear every time. The legislature either extends program with additional funding for additional years going forward or creates a new program. That is going to be using some scarce Chris and and Difficult resources to find. They should always be asking themselves not only can an independent entity like the auditor. Tell us down the road whether this is a a good program and cost effective and doing what we hope to achieve. But how does it compare to the alternatives and we did a report on that last year to help inform the discourse discourse in the legislature about these very choices. The question is if you know. For example that affordable housing is a hundred year asset and that everybody agrees. It's desperately needed in this state. Then why wouldn't you do that. Instead of this now. Admittedly people are trying to reach out and try different things. But I can't measure is your the impact of this one. We know what affordable housing does or broadband or energy efficiency your workforce development and so forth. So it's it's I'm troubled doubled by the fact that they they legislature and successive administrations keep developing programs like this that can't be measured rather than commit the funds to things that you you know. We know work we call it a line. Let's go to Fred in Newport newbury. I'm sorry Freddie Newbury. Good Morning Fred morning. I am listening into this. And I'm thinking why don't you figure out a way to stimulate business within Vermont so the business will come here in the kids here. Tim Stay in Vermont Working Working Vermont and raise a family. That'd be the way to spend the money wouldn't it rather than they haven't come here pay taxes. He worked out and they might have actor here. Okay Fred thank you for the call. Doug Hoffer. What do you think are are we better trying to promote homegrown business development and Vermont as opposed to Bringing in people from elsewhere. I think that's true And to the gentleman's question it's you know there's a lot of people around this country who have a lot of different ideas about how to achieve if that goal and we all want that same outcome more and better jobs. My point is if you're if you only have pick a number ten twenty thirty million dollars for economic development. Why would you spend it on something where you can't measure the outcome? I I you know somebody gets brilliant idea and it's a nice press conference. I don't know no I did they. I don't question their good intention. Everybody wants the same thing but The policymakers should Really pursue evidence based decision making end. This one. As far as I can tell doesn't add up but back to the gentleman's point more broadly. Yes we should be doing that. But I don't think the way to do that is is with these kinds of incentives The question is how can we make long term investments either an infrastructure or our workforce or affordable housing and so forth that will lay Ahah foundation that makes sense for people. We already have a lot of people who move here. I don't think folks understand because they they keep hearing that everybody's leaving as fast as they can again well from two thousand eleven to sixteen over five thousand filers who earn more than one hundred thousand dollars moved into Vermont. We're very attractive place to live. And furthermore the program going forward that's going to pay people who are coming here for a job with over Mont employer. Lots of people already come here for jobs. How will we know the ones that apply wouldn't have taken the job anyway and will there be an income cap? You know it just. There's too many unanswered questions. Yeah and I I think. Actually the I I don't know whether the state could come up with with metrics that would really nail down The the actual performance of these Of these various Programs the incentive programs we you know oh you we hear a lot about the The run Economic Progress Council and they have that What's the name of their program? Well that's why we did the report last year Davis just because I I AC knowledge to the legislature that the state's some of the state's major economic development programs cannot be audited for performance. The veggie program program is predicated on the but for the but four is a decision by the company. And I can't audit that. Because the decision is based on corporate boardroom conversations. That I'm not pretty too so I can't say with any certainty that yes they would have left without state because of it and actually that's very similar to the conversation. We just had a few minutes ago about my example example of somebody contemplating move up here from someplace like New Jersey A and you can't audit the degree to which this ten thousand dollar grant dangling in front of them made a difference that's correct in fact there's a survey that The agency did and and most people filled it out after the decision had been made to award them the grand and ask them questions about. Why did you come? Did you have information about Vermont. That sort of thing. That's stuff they should have done before. Not after but barely more than half of the grantee who got the money said that the incentive was The reason I came Yeah I I think the I think a lot of these programs Frankly frankly had that difficulty of being tough to audit as you put it and I wonder you know some listeners out there might be saying themselves. Oh so what. Let's let's Let's throw a little money's not he amount in the overall state budget at at something like this and see you know. It's kind of like thrown at the wall Z.. What sticks well? That's fine so it at the wall but my job is to measure whether it's working and if I can't answer the question then how do you justify spending the money. Did we spend enough that we spend too much we spend too the little. I don't know here's a question from a listener by the name of Tim Pratt. It says five thousand moved in. How many filers? Who took their money and pensions moved out? Almost exact I mean the ones over one hundred thousand almost exactly the same number that's interesting so so There's really you're saying he's house there's no discernible. Upper down in terms of What state policy has it has an influence on that? No I think the there's a general understanding at sort of received wisdom..

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"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"tim pratt" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"The world shapers is online at the world shapers dot com. That's the website you you can find it on twitter at the world shapers and you can find it on facebook to the world shapers <hes> google the world shapers podcast. You should find it without got any trouble. I am also online of course as you might expect. <hes> you can find me at edward willits dot com. EDW ARD w. I l. l. e. dot com. You can find me on twitter at e willett e. w. I l. l. e. T. t. and you can find me on facebook. At edward. Don willett you can also so find me on instagram but i'm not very active there. I still haven't quite figured out how to make that work for me but <hes> i am on there. If you want to check it out that's another episode of the world shapers eighty percent a mini more great episodes to come lined up quite a few guests that i'll be talking to very short order here. <hes> there's lisa kessler who is a paranormal romance romance writers so that's a little different. She's coming up next after that. We've got people like <hes>. Tim pratt to susan j forest garth nix very excited about that one <hes> james alan gardner candice jane dorsey. I may be forgetting somebody but there's some great guests still to come and i hope view will come back and listen to all of these episodes and also go back and check out on the world shapers dot com website the archives where you can go back and listen to the first i years worth of <hes> interviews because just past the year anniversary at the beginning of august and it's been a great year of talking to riders in there are many more green talks with writers to come. Come back more chance. That's this week <music> uh-huh..

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