AISFP Podcast 261 – Michael J. Martinez, The Daedalus Series

Timothy C. Ward hosts two authors from Night Shade Books, Michael J. Martinez to introduce his debut novel, The Daedalus Incident, Book One in the Daedalus Series; his writing journey through Night Shade Books’ upheaval; his improvement in Book Two, The Enceladus Crisis; and writing across genres with four POV’s. Great writing advice and encouragement for aspiring authors and insight into a very cool series for readers who may like the blending of swashbuckling Fantasy with Space Opera and Hard Science Fiction.

The Daedalus Incident enceladus-crisis Deadroads

*Giveaway*: Night Shade Books is offering a giveaway to subscribers of our newsletter. Some will win paper copies of their choice of either of Michael Martinez’s books or Robin Riopelle’s book, Deadroads, also from Night Shade Books. We will have an excerpt and guest post on Deadroads on Wednesday morning. To enter, sign up for our AISFP Newsletter by 11:59 PM CDT on Monday, 6/2/14. US only, sorry.

Specifically discussed:

  • How he built a magic system out of the idea of sailing ships in space.
  • How his background in journalism helped him (research and writing quickly) and how it may have hindered him writing this series.
  • The story of how he picked up his agent, Sara Megibow, and sold his Daedalus series to Night Shade Books.
  • Shoutout to Ross E. Lockhart, now with Word Horde
  • Challenges in writing between Night Shade Books folding and restarting
  • How he tried to improve on his second book, The Enceladus Crisis
  • The characters in his series, their character arcs and what it was like writing them

Timothy C. Ward
Executive Producer

Timothy C. Ward has been podcasting since 2010, first as AudioTim, and now with AISFP. His first publication, Cornhusker: Demon Gene (A Short Story), is available on Kindle for $.99. His novel in progress, Order After Dark, is a Post-apocalyptic Fantasy set in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Sign up to his author newsletter for updates on new releases.

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