November 6th Edition
Steampunk authors interviewed at Blogworld LA
Richard Ragan writes for a living (writing software that is, for a very large Internet Auction site). Richard was weaned on reading science fiction and by 4th grade had exhausted the genre at the school library. To deal with the shortage, he soon scored library cards at all five town libraries. Entranced by computers in [...]
Come join us starting at 5:00 pm on the TuacaCon Ustream Channel. Jump in, chat, have a shot… there might even be some surprises for those who attend. Times are tentative at best. 5:00 PM – Live from TuacaCon Studio 5:15 PM – Ditched By Kate 5:30 PM – Philippa Ballantine 5:45 PM – P.G. [...]
Born and raised an Army brat, Justin spent many years always on the move, always making new friends and trying to fit in while finding his own path. His greatest allies were books, and now he’s been given an opportunity to add his own stories to the shelves. In addition to books, he was raised [...]
David Sobkowiak is a voice actor, podcaster, writer, musician and avid collaborator. He is presently co-host of The Seekrit Projekt Podcast, Producer of Absolution along with long-time Partner in Crime Laura Nicole and working on a new novel entitled Omega Dawn. He is a founding member of BrokenSea Audio Productions, Scrivener’s Circle, and the upcoming writer’s site WriteForge.com, an [...]
James Durham, composer and Parsec-award-winning podcaster of FETIDUS (The Foundation for the Ethical Treatment of the Innocently Damned, Undead and Supernatural), lives in the DC area patiently awaiting a major zombie apocalypse. His music has played at venues like the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, to wide acclaim on the radio, in indie-film, video and dance productions.
Tee Morris is one of the Writer Guests of Honor for TuacaCon 2011 (along with Nathan Lowell and Philippa J. Ballantine). Tee Morris has been writing adventures in far-off lands and far-off worlds since elementary school. Inspired by numerous Choose Your Own Adventure titles and Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, he wrote not-so-short short stories of his own, unaware that working [...]
Philippa J. Ballantine is one of the Writer Guests of Honor for TuacaCon 2011 (along with Nathan Lowell and Tee Morris). Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Philippa has always had her head in a book. For this she blames her father who thought Lord of the Rings was suitable bedtime reading for an eight year old. At [...]
Laura Nicole, the Gypsy Pirate (add other titles here) of Flying Island Press edits stories, writes the Please Spay Your Tribbles column, and voices several stories for the audio version of Flagship. She is also the co-author of Prisoners of the Alliance and currently working on Absolution. Both of these stories can be found at www.scrivenerscircle.com. [...]
Viv is the co-host of the now four year old Into the Blender podcast with her husband Chooch, and her occasional all-female podcast is called Girls’ Rules. She is a contributor to the SpecFicMedia site, and co-host of their Beyond the Wall Podcast, which discusses the HBO Game of Thrones series. Her personal blog is [...]
Nathan Lowell is one of the Writer Guests of Honor for TuacaCon 2011 (along with Philippa J. Ballantine and Tee Morris). Nathan Lowell has been a writer for more than forty years, and first entered the literary world by podcasting his novels. His sci-fi series, Trader’s Tales from The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, [...]
Not playing this up too much since TuacaCon is sort of a drinking event disguised as a live author/musician share your work sort of thing, but during the live-streaming event I will be mentioning a charity that I and many podcasters have supported in the past, The Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Fund. Joe Murphy (Kick-Ass Mystic [...]
Phil Rossi — writer, musician, and embracer of new media — has a passion for story-telling matched only by the pleasure he derives from keeping his fans awake at night. Crescent, Rossi’s debut novel, was originally released as a podcast in 2007 and has since lured thousands of listeners into a dark, twisted world of [...]
Abigail Hilton is a traveling nurse anesthetist. She has spent time in veterinary school, lived in Taiwan, and skinned rattlesnakes. She’s also a self-published author with 10 books available, including the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series.
Starla Huchton released her first novel, The Dreamer’s Thread, as a full cast production beginning in August 2009. Her first foray into podcasting went on to become a finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. Since her debut, Starla’s voice has appeared in other podcasts including Weiner Blut and Erotica a la Carte. She is also a voice talent for DarkFire [...]
Tim Dodge is the author of the podcast novels ACTS OF DESPERATION and PURGATORY, and the occasional host of the podcast HEARTWARMING STORIES BY TIM DODGE. He writes about geekery, writing, and life in general on his blog IF MY THOUGHT-DREAMS COULD BE SEEN, at www.timdodgestories.com. His writing has appeared in print in DOWN IN [...]
Nicole Gugliucci is a graduate student at the University of Virginia, working also at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. She has wanted to be an astronomer since seeing “Contact” in theatres as a kid, and tries to find ways to bring the wonders of astronomy to everyone. She engages in hands-on outreach with elementary school [...]
We are proud to announce that Ditched By Kate is the Musical Guest of Honor at TuacaCon 2011. Ditched by Kate is an alternative rock band that exploded onto the Washington DC scene in 2010. They have been winning over crowds with their unique blend of emotion filled lyrics and melodic riffs that can sway [...]
Short Story Anthology, edited by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood
The Horror Writers Association announced the nominees for the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards: Superior Achievement in a Novel HORNS by Joe Hill (William Morrow) ROT AND RUIN by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster) DEAD LOVE by Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Stone Bridge Press) APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle) DWELLER by Jeff Strand (Leisure/Dark [...]
Mark Jeffrey appeared on a recent Hey.com show, hosted by Dane Golden
Earlier today George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Fire and Ice” fantasy series, posted this nugget on the Fantasy Faction website forums: The end is in sight, at long long last, and we’re close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date. A [...]
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2010 Nebula Awards.
MaAH receives a 5-Star rating from Midwest Book Review
Debut author Veronica Roth discusses her new dystopian YA thriller, DIVERGENT, coming in summer 2011 from HarperCollins.
J. Daniel Sawyer interviewed on This Week in Books
Philippa Ballantine was interviewed by Mark Jeffrey on This Week in Books in November, 2010. They discuss her writing and the release of her first novel from Ace Books, Geist.
Scott Sigler interviewed on This Week in Books in October, 2010.
MWS introduces his plans for online interaction during the writing of his next novel, Light of the Outsider
Author Mark Jeffrey talks about his books in his "Max Quick Series."
Patrick McLean speaks at Ignite Charlotte -
Stephen King on The View
Tentacles! Tentacles! ... and MORE TENTACLES!
Kirstin Miller on This Week In Books, with Mark Jeffrey, from September 2010.