Physical fitness instructor Zach Springer joins us to talk about his job keeping HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) fighters in shape. We chat about Sony’s equipment grant for female photographers, the fall of Barnes & Noble, Banksy’s latest stunt, and the massive legacy of George Romero. Zach answers some of our burning fitness questions, and reveals how he handles the suckitude of cardio training. Story time takes yellow-panted Gronk the Stronk to the World Fighting Championships, where he makes new friends and with their Aid battles his Koolest foe yet… Ohhh noooooo!
Indie author Olivia Flaggert joins us today for discussion and storytelling! Right before her recent cross-country move, Olivia published ‘Fractured’, a romance thriller. We talk about her process, the possibilities of expanded distribution for independent authors, the use of pen names in writing, and take a sideways detour to the Body Farm. Story Time gets deep in the heart of Texas with reluctant heroine Emma witnessing the possible muscial apocalypse of the Greater El Paso Metropolitan District. Will she find a way to save the day, where did those wings come from, and who is that mysterious fat man in the bunny mask? You’ll just have to listen in.
Twitch streamer and author Travis I. Sivart calls in to the show today! He’s pretty hardcore; he writes and edits live on his stream ‘Talk of the Tavern’! We talk about meta-humor, shaded innuendo in children’s media, and do some ripping on orcs. Story Time takes Russian squirrel enthusiast Bob into a massive demon showdown complete with rodent Voltrons.
Travis I. Sivart’s name is a palindrome. Check out his website at travisisivart.com and be sure to join in the fun and conversation at Talk of the Tavern, at talkofthetavern.com and on Facebook @TalkOfTheTavern.
Our good friend and euphonium player Eric Matthews is in the studio today to talk to us about all things nerdy! We talk about cosplay as a hobby, music’s role when informing feelings, anime and video games, and the demise of Blockbuster. Story Time takes warrior Princess Meredith on a strange cartographic yachting trip with an excess of dairy product tomfoolery. Like, comment, and subscribe for Boat Dog.
Eric Matthews is a member of the Tennessee Wind Symphony, which has a website (@tnwindsymphony.org) and a Facebook page (@TennesseeWindSymphony). You might see him in the wild at Anime Weekend Atlanta and Momocon!
Remember how AiA’s three hosts recently submitted stories to an anthology by Old Sins? We’ve got publisher and author Joseph Cadotte on the airwaves, and he’s gonna tell us whose story gets published!
No, not really, but we do talk about the anthology we’re submitting to (Beyond Steampunk: Fake News), alternate history, syncretism, and the appearance of mythological characters across world religions. Joseph gets to run through a litigious Story Time where his mischievous priestess Salome goes up against Big Lizard Insurance in a court battle! Will justice prevail, and just what is a Babylonian lottery, anyway?
Joseph Cadotte is the founder of the Old Sins Publishing cooperative, on Facebook @oldsins. Check out his hard science fiction space opera ‘Job, Herself’, as well as his graphic novel collaboration with prior AiA guest Elizabeth Kidder, ‘Jannah Station: A Soft Murder’.
Trade publishing veteran and science fiction/fantasy author Richard C. White is our guest on the show today, and we pick his brain on the industry! With 20 years as a media tie-in novelist under his belt, Richard has important insights to share on both the indie and trade publishing circuits. Story time takes Raphael the Rakish Rogue on a ski chalet romp with raptors, ghosts, and a tea party. Tune in for great advice and storytelling fun!
Richard C. White is a member of Science Fiction Writers of Amercia’s Writer Beware community. Keep yourself safe when shopping around for your book’s next step! If you need a publisher, agent, or other press professional vetted and reviewed by experienced authors, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a British Invasion for Authors In Abstract as we welcome our first international guest, HEMA fencing instructor and grimdark fantasy author Fran Terminiello! We talk about Fran’s busy life, the reasons people play with swords, and why we procrastinate. Story Time takes Millie the cheerful ex-military dwarf on a beachy adventure with Justice the dog and Minty the orc. Will they be able to roast up some summer fun?
Fran Terminiello is a lead instructor for The School of the Sword. You can find out more about her on their website (https://sword.school), keep up with her on her blog ‘Scribbling in my car‘, or follow her on any of her professional Instagram accounts @wessexleaguehema; @swordwomen; @sword.school; @waterloosparring.
HEMA is an acronym for “Historical European Martial Arts”.
It’s our first episode without Mike in the studio, and we would be lonely except that he keeps teasing us with his idyllic weather and palm trees. Tom and Whitney have audiodramatist and voice actor William Bond Nunn on the hot seat, and our guest does deliver! Talk runs around the role of fanfiction as a creative outlet, the process Will goes through as he puts his work together, and pop culture. Just, like, so much pop culture. Story Time brings Rick and Morty of tv show fame to Las Vegas, where we do all kinds of strange things to the Luxor.
William Bond Nunn can be found on Facebook @william.b.nunn, Twitter @WillBNunn, and Youtube @WillBNunn. Check out his audiodrama “Rick and Morty C-138: Call of Rickthulhu” and be sure to pick up “The Nerd Voice Podcast“!