TalkCast 520 – Best Use Of A Goblin…Evah!

In this ‘Cast we talk with Richard H. Stephens about his Soul Forge Universe series of books spannings, at this point at least four different series of books, to talk about book one in his latest series Keeper of The Jewel, book one in the Highcliff Guardian Series. According to Richard, this is a series that he never intended to write and it was a happenstance of Covid that gave him the opportunity to write this backstory series of a Queen who will walk the winds of fate.. We spoke with Richard about what it’s like to juggle so many characters throughout so many books over so many timelines over so very many years of work and how much fun it has become to delve into the nuance subtleties of the worlds and kingdoms he had built and had to rebuild along the way. Join us for an interesting conversation about fantasy, fiction and on very unsettled goblin. Enjoy!


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TalkCast 519 – The Spark Behind The Writing of Pat Daily

So, what do we know about Pat Daily? He is an enigma on social media, so hiswebsite mirrors his facebook which mirrors his twitter account and all of which has very minimal background information about him. Here’s what we do know. He is incredibly well read with the Grandmasters of Science Fiction and has liberally “easter egged” them in his first book, Spark. He has a vast real world knowledge in hard science to back up his whimsical enjoyment of fantasy which intertwine so beautifully in this book.There is a sense of character reality in his writing that makes Spark an intriguing and engaging read that keeps you involved from the very first page. Most importantly, Pat is a great conversationalist as we hope this interview will attest to, so grab your snacks and relax.


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TalkCast 518- Dreamforge Magazine And The Dignity Of Humanity

There is a joy in speaking with people who create something that works.  Creating a magazine is tough enough in this day and age and watching it morph into what has become Dreamforge Anvil has been wonderful indeed. In this episode, we again get to spend time with Jane and Scot Noel, the founders and driving force behind the birth and growth of this wonderful endeavor. Over the past 4 years we have watched as they planted the seed on Kickstarter and seen in grow into a multi-national group. Join us for a fun discussion with a great group of people.


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TalkCast 517 – Eternity’s Well

In this episode we get to talk with Zachary Hagen about book one of 5 in the Eternal Chronicles Series, Eternity’s Well. This first book in the series is , for him, a work which in many ways parallels many emotional moments in his life and took years to complete. As a result, he spoke about the interminable re-writes he needed to make to clarify concepts and characters to the readers and the importance of working with his editor. We also got the chance to touch upon the grand scope of this narrative and just how far Zachary wishes to take it in coming books. Enjoy the discussion!



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TalkCast 516 – Vlada


In this episode, we speak with Christopher Denmead about his “graphic Novella Vlada: A Dracula Tale, which is  beautifully illustrated by Ken Hunt. Chris talks about the amazing intricacies of  how this book came about and the trials of production during Covid. We also got to chat about his Radio of Horror show. Enjoy!



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Edward Willett

In this “Cast we talk again with Edward Willett and touch upon a number of subjects. Among them were his anthologies, Shaper of Worlds, where they came from, his podcast his publishing company and how in the heck he does it all while continuing to write. It is kind of amazing how much Ed does while also maintaining a YouTube channel with some very interesting content. Join us for a wide ranging conversation with Edward Willett.



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TalkCast 514 – The Truth About Canadian Werewolves

Mark Leslie

In this episode, author Mark Leslie returns and  talks about his latest book in the Canadian Werewolf series Fright Nights, Big City, reintroducing us to Michael Andrews and his cast of intriguing characters in the continuing story of fighting the good fight and finding themselves along the way. Mark has created a fascinating subculture just below the surface we acknowledge and in doing so makes for a cast of wonderfully real characters that you care for, root for and feel for throughout the stories as their lives are revealed. This is the innovational storytelling that transcends the “ordinary” werewolf retelling into a modern look into society that is both fascinating and frightening, as it should be. Using current history and modern themes this series brings a team of “powered” entities together for common goals without their knowledge, interweaving hearts and minds in a wonderfully complex tapestry of modern tropes and themes.

It’s a fun book, a fun series and a wonderful fun conversation with Mark. Enjoy.


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TalkCast 513 – What’s New Ceara Comeau?

In tonight’s ‘Cast we take a moment to check in with one of our friends, Ceara Comeau and ask the musical question, “Sup?” (which is not in fact a musical question at all). We  talked about what it’s been like for her during ands coming out of the pandemic and her time coming back to the convention scene. We also got to talk about her latest partnership with Killarney Traynor in Book Sister Productions, how it started, what they have done so far, what they have planned and visions for the future. As it always has been, the future seems bright for the formerly blue haired girl. Check out “The Time Travelers”, a short video.


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TalkCast 512 – The Color Cyan, Just Because

Mandy Eve-Barnett

In this episode, we get a rare glimpse into the mind of a very diverse writer Mandy Eve-Barnett. We got the chance to talk with her about to of her very interesting novellas The Rython Kingdom and the Rython Legacy. Both stories take place in a wonderful reality of myth and magic and we got the chance to explore with Mandy where this originated as well as how her life and travels gave her inspiration for this as well as her other works. Paying homage and respect to legend and myth while worldbuilding her own, the world of Rython is both complex and compelling and Mandy gave insight as to its inception and development.

It was a fun and insightful discussion. Enjoy.


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TalkCast 511 – Fast Times At Hemophilia High

Rich Davis

Welcome to another snappy title to an absolutely oddball  ‘Cast. Today/tonight/whenever we are proud to present Rich Davis, creator of Rise of Dracula. On the surface  this comic series is, as he puts it, gore porn and if you take his word it sure can be. The actions and graphics are……graphic and terrifyingly so. However, the moment you take a step back and peel back the violence you as a reader begin to see a  world building, a philosophy, the fragility of freedom, balance and society. Who would have thought that that was where the conversation would have spun? Holly Would. Enjoy!



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