Episode Archives

Episode 12: C. Steven Manley, Author

In this episode I’m joined by author and prolific podcasting talent, C. Steven Manley!

The man that most people just call ‘Chuck’ was born in the winter of the year of the summer of love to a couple of crazy kids from the deep woods of Alabama.

He came up the rough way, riding out his excessively dramatic home life on a steady diet of escapism courtesy of comic books, Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels, and any kind of TV show or movie that could show him a hero he could believe in, fictional or otherwise.

Straight out of high school, he joined the USAF and got out after only a single tour. He never wanted to be just one thing so he set about exploring the country and collecting skills, knowledge, and interests like a boxer collecting scars.

Eventually he settled into the healthcare world where he worked for well on thirteen years before getting disillusioned and burned out. Fortunately, a lovely young woman had taken pity on him by then and joined her life to his giving him beautiful children and the chance to stay home and care for them while writing his books.

There is irony in that because through all his life of seeking to not be ‘one thing’ and live a life filled with the road less traveled, he has always been a writer.
He has also always wondered why authors are expected to write these things in third person.

Join C. Steven Manley and me as we talk about his writing process, his love of audio, how he got into this whole writing mess to begin with, and much more!

Get a peek into what C. Steven Manley is working on now, what he’s got coming up – and even a few spoilers dropped here and there!

Be sure to check out:

C. Steven Manley’s Website: http://www.cstevenmanley.net/

C. Steven Manley on Twitter: @cstevenmanley

C. Steven Manley on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cstevenmanley/

C. Steven Manley’s Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/C.Steven-Manley/e/B00U6722LC

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 11: Demon Moon, Excerpt

Okay, so this episode is a REAL treat! We have the first five chapters of book one in the AMAZINGProf Croft” series, Demon Moon by author Brad Magnarella to share with you, narrated by, of course, the crazy talented James Patrick Cronin! If this doesn’t get you hooked and wanting more, I don’t know what will – but when it does, you’re in luck, because there’s plenty more in the Prof Croft universe after this!

Be sure to check out – 

Brad Magnarella’s author page: https://www.facebook.com/bdmagna/

Brad Magnarella’s Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Brad-Magnarella/e/B00570JBHQ

And of course, a direct link to Demon Moon, over at Audible – go get it! In fact, grab the whole series! https://adbl.co/2Qo6VBB

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 10: James Patrick Cronin, Narrator

In this episode I’m chatting with the talented, passionate, award-winning and handsomely bearded James Patrick Cronin! We chat about Monsters, magic, being an actor, a narrator, and a proud and active member of the SAG-AFTRA union… and there’s even a surprise announcement in the mix that you’re not going to want to miss!

James Patrick Cronin is one of the most prolific narrators in the industry today, having recorded over 500 titles in just 6 years. He has earned seven Audie nominations and several Earphones Awards for his work in a variety of genres. He has voiced New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestsellers, Edgar nominees, and a National Book Award finalist. His audio work has made several Best Of The Year lists, and this summer he had the pleasure of reading selections from all the finalists’ work live at the Nebula Awards in Pittsburgh.

He holds an MFA in Acting and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from East Tennessee State University. He has recently returned to his hometown, Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and fellow narrator Julie McKay and their pitbull, Latona.

Be sure to check out – 

JPC’s Website: http://www.jamespatrickcronin.com/

JPC on Twitter: @JamesPCronin

JPC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesPatrickCronin

JPC’s books on Audible: https://adbl.co/2xFl7zl

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 9: Chris Philbrook, Author

So, first off, this was one of my absolute favorite interviews but BE WARNED: we need like a double-explicit tag, at least for the opening… Chris and I were either extremely tired or drinking heavily, and quite possibly both!

Chris Philbrook is the creator and author of Adrian’s Undead Diary, The Reemergence, Colony Lost, The Phone, and the fantasy world of Elmoryn. Chris has several years of experience working in game development and editing as well as writing fiction for several major game design companies. He has a business degree as well as a psychology degree.

Chris has authored nine novels in the horror/post-apocalyptic series Adrian’s Undead Diary, as well as four urban fantasy novels in The Reemergence series, and three dark fantasy novels in The Kinless Trilogy. His first science fiction novel; Colony Lost has received stellar reviews.. He has also edited two anthologies, and has had numerous short stories and novellas published in the horror world.

Chris calls the wonderful state of New Hampshire his home. He is an avid reader, writer, role player, miniatures game player, video game player, husband, and father to two little girls.

Join Chris and me as we talk about his extensive writing portfolio, his writing process, dragons, zombies, and various other undead creatures (including the ghost of a Southern Belle that actually lives in his house)!

Get a peek into what Chris is working on now, what he’s got coming up – and even a few spoilers dropped here and there!

Be sure to check out:

Chris Philbrook’s Website: http://www.thechrisphilbrook.com/

Chris Philbrook on Twitter: @PhilbrookAuthor

Chris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilbrookAuthor

Chris Philbrook’s Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Philbrook/e/B00FC2H02W

Chris Philbrook’s author profile on Audible: https://www.audible.com/author/Chris-Philbrook/B00FC2H02W

AND Chris’ Patreon page where he has a TON of amazing stuff just for his supporting fans – check it out: https://www.patreon.com/ChrisPhilbrook

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 8: Redemption Song, Story

If you’re familiar with Urban Fantasy and/or this Podcast, you may have heard of someone by the name of Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter – penned by author John G. Hartness, and narrated by yours truly. Well, familiar or no, this standalone short story is a real treat and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you!

A man steps into a bar. Cards stop flying across the felt. Drinks stop sliding down the bar. The piano player freezes mid-note. Trouble has arrived, and it wears its gun for all the world to see.

This atmospheric tale of love and justice has more in common with High Plains Drifter than with most Quincy Harker stories, but lives in the same world. Magic, whiskey, cards, cash, and bullets blend together in a creepy tale of revenge and redemption.

Saddle up, partner – we’re hitting the Wild West tonight!

Be sure to check out:

John G. Hartness’ Website: http://johnhartness.com/

John G. Hartness on Twitter: @johnhartness

Falstaff Books: http://falstaffbooks.com/

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 7: Jeff Hays, Narrator

In this episode of our Urban Fantasy podcast, narrator Jeff Hays! Jeff Hays is the owner of the audiobook production company, Soundbooth Theater. He has narrated over 100 titles on Audible, and is currently specializing in the LitRPG/Gamelit genre.

Be sure to check out:

Jeff Hays’ Website: http://www.jeffhaysnarrates.com/
Soundbooth Theater Website: http://www.soundbooththeater.com/
Soundbooth Theater LIVE! YouTube Channel:
 https://www.youtube.com/soundbooththeaterlive
The Soundbooth Theater Discord Server: https://discordapp.com/invite/yGfsynj
HearNow Festival Website: 
http://www.hearnowfestival.org/

And a VERY special treat – a sneak-peak (sneak-listen?) at the first chapter of Monster HuntNYC!

 

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 6: John G. Hartness, Author

John G. Hartness: Urban Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

In this episode of our podcast: Urban Fantasy author John G. Hartness! You may know him from Bubba the Monster Hunter, or Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter, or the Black Knight Chronicles, or from his publishing house Falstaff Books, or, or, or… well you get the idea – tonight’s guest is EVERYWHERE and he’s doing ALL THE THINGS – but the thing he does best (in my opinion) is write kick-ass, snarky Urban Fantasy! Sit back, relax, and enjoy as I talk to author John G. Hartness about all of it!

Be sure to check out:

John G. Hartness’ Website: http://johnhartness.com/
John G. Hartness on Twitter: @johnhartness
Falstaff Books: http://falstaffbooks.com/

And a special shout-out to our newest Patron: Zachry McElroy!

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 5: Master of Hounds, Excerpt

This week’s episode is a REAL treat! This is an excerpt from the Urban Fantasy novel “Master of Hounds: The Pickman Files, Book 1” by author C. Steven Manley. This story is an absolute knockout, and I’m thrilled I have the opportunity to share it with you. A word of warning though – the excerpt ends on one hell of a cliffhanger, and you’re absolutely going to want to rush out and pick it up to find out what happens next! Don’t worry though – I’ve got you covered with a link to the book on Amazon!

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Master of Hounds!

Be sure to check out:

C. Steven Manley’s Website: http://www.cstevenmanley.net/ 

C. Steven Manley on Twitter: @cstevenmanley 

and Master of Hounds on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wl9ps2 

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 4: Paul Stokes, Reviewer

Tonight’s episode is a little something special – it’s Paul Stokes, the force behind the largest audiobook review site, audiobookreviewer.com! We talk about his passion for genre fiction, how he’s expanding his Audio Production Empire, and the Audiobook Listener Awards! Check it out, and count how many times I screw up the name of the awards show!

Be sure to check out:

ABR’s Website: https://audiobookreviewer.com/

ABR on Twitter: @AudioBookRev

and ABR’s reviews on Audible: https://adbl.co/2MsoX7m

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

Episode 3: MacLeod Andrews, Narrator

Tonight I’m SUPER excited to be chatting with one of my literal ALL TIME FAVORITE narrators and fantastic guy, MacLeod Andrews! We chat about his acting background, being weird and even a little falling in love with ghosts!

Be sure to check out:

MacLeod’s Websitehttp://macleodandrews.blogspot.com/

MacLeod on Twitter: @macleodandrews

and MacLeod’s Titles on Audible: https://adbl.co/2niBSdU

Last, but not least, our Intro and Outro music is “One is Always Right” by the ever awesome Vivisectors!

  1. EP12: C. Steven Manley, Author James Anderson Foster
  2. EP11: Demon Moon, Excerpt James Anderson Foster
  3. EP10: James Patrick Cronin, Narrator James Anderson Foster
  4. EP09: Chris Philbrook, Author James Anderson Foster
  5. EP08: Redemption Song, Story James Anderson Foster
  6. EP07: Jeff Hays, Narrator James Anderson Foster
  7. EP06: John G. Hartness, Author James Anderson Foster
  8. EP05: Master of Hounds, Excerpt James Anderson Foster
  9. EP04: Paul Stokes, Reviewer James Anderson Foster
  10. EP03: MacLeod Andrews, Narrator James Anderson Foster
  11. EP02: Ambrose Ibsen, Author James Anderson Foster
  12. EP01: Things That Go Bump James Anderson Foster