AISFP 226 – Jason Hough, Part Two

Timothy C. Ward and Michael R. Underwood are back to interview Jason Hough in time for the release of The Exodus Towers: The Dire Earth Cycle: Two. Here’s the link for Part One of their interview.


  • Practice novels, how Sara Megibow (Jason and Michael’s agent) helped him with developing as a writer
  • Why he chose Del Ray and behind the scenes look of what happens when books go to bidding wars
  • His experience going to ComicCon as a panelist after attending as a fan for twenty years and how the program has changed.

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Thanks to our guest co-host, Michael R. Underwood:

Mike Underwood Hat-Headshot-246x300Michael R. Underwood is a speculative fiction writer and North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. His Ree Reyes novels, Geekomancy, and, Celebromancy were inspired by stories like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clerks, the Dresden Files, and The Middleman, as well as his experiences growing up geek.

Learn more about Michael at his website, and support his efforts for Angry Robot Books.


Timothy C. Ward
Executive Producer

Timothy C. Ward‘s first publication, Cornhusker: Demon Gene (A Short Story), is available on Kindle for $.99. He is looking for beta readers for his novel, Kaimerus, described as “Firefly crashes on Avatar and wakes up 28 Days Later.”

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