Anton Strout walks to support literacy and education for at-risk NYC youths

Urban Fantasy Author Uses His Powers for Good Anton Strout walks to support literacy and education for at-risk NYC youths New York, NY–May 30, 2014–Anton Strout, affectionately known as America’s favorite lower midlist urban fantasy author, has more than his own writing on his mind these days. Strout is taking part in the Penguin Random […]

Book Review: VEIL OF THE DESERTERS by Jeff Salyards

Veil of the Deserters has made Jeff Salyards’ Bloodsounder’s Arc one of the best Fantasy series out there. As the story has progressed, I’ve become more impressed with his gifts and convinced that anyone who enjoys Fantasy needs to treat themselves with Jeff’s books. The story is about an archivist who has nothing and no […]

Interview + Giveaway: UNWRAPPED SKY by Rjurik Davidson

Tor Books is thrilled to offer us a giveaway and interview with the author of the incredibly lush fantasy, UNWRAPPED SKY by Rjurik Davidson, a master of the New Weird. Welcome to the city of Caeli-Amur, where minotaurs stalk the streets, magic is science (or science is magic), and revolution bubbles beneath the streets… In […]

AISFP Podcast 262 – Jeff Salyards, VEIL OF THE DESERTERS

Moses Siregar III and Timothy C. Ward invited Jeff Salyards onto the podcast to discuss his Bloodsounder’s Arc, a tremendous new addition to Fantasy’s landscape. Jeff shares about how he grew as a writer between the first book, Scourge of the Betrayer, and the sequel, Veil of the Deserters. He gives tips on writing action […]

Excerpt + Giveaway: ECKO BURNING by Danie Ware

On June 3, Titan Books is releasing Ecko Burning, the sequel to Ecko Rising, by Danie Ware. Her series is described as: “The Matrix meets Game of Thrones… immense fun.” – James Lovegrove, New York Times bestselling author of the Pantheon series. ————————————————————— This Week’s Posts and Book Giveaways: (Monday) Excerpt of Ecko Burning by Danie Ware; […]

Guest Post and Excerpt: DEADROADS by Robin Riopelle (+Giveaway)

While that cover certainly sparks my curiosity, I thought I’d ask Robin Riopelle (@Robin_Riopelle) to come over and share an introduction and sample from her new novel, Deadroads. Have at it, Robin! It’s largely unavoidable. Sometimes, you just have to make a deal, no matter how unsavory. Sometimes we accept a proposition knowing all the […]

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 […]

New UK Release and Excerpt: NO HARM CAN COME TO A GOOD MAN by James Smythe

While I’m loving the cool breeze here in Des Moines, Iowa, this latest release by James Smythe is making me wish my back yard connected across the pond. If you’re also not in the UK and haven’t heard of this brilliant author, I highly recommend checking out his modern-day Frankenstein in The Machine (finalist for […]

The Story Behind SALT: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller by Colin F. Barnes

Colin F. Barnes is one of the most loveable, hard-working freelance authors I know. We had him on the podcast to discuss his Technothriller series, The Techxorcist, and now I’ve asked him to write a guest post on what makes his novel, SALT: A POST-APOCALYPTIC THRILLER, unique in a crowded genre of Post-Apocalyptic fiction. Here’s […]

AISFP Podcast 260 – Writing A Successful Character (Nancy Kress at Paradise ICON)

Nancy Kress presented a lecture at the Paradise ICON workshop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on the topic of what makes a successful character and how to write that information onto the page. A little more about Nancy: She earned an M.S. in education (1977) and an M.A. in English (1979) from State University of New […]