Sunday, June 26, 2011

Episode 20- Books You Want to Be Buried With

In this episode, we talk about which books are so important that you can’t even die without them, let alone live without them.

Many people gave us their answer and we have a chat about several of the selections, so have a listen and see who says what. Some pretty interesting answers crop up. Plus, we have one special guest who rings in on the subject- Justin Macumber, one of the hosts of the Dead Robots Society Podcast!

We won’t list the guests or books here, so not much in the way of show notes for this one, but we do end up discussing a broad range of awesome books, some in detail. Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Episode 19 – Reading & Writing


 We talk about ThrillerCast being nominated for a Parsec Award for Best New Podcasting Team, and Alan’s short story “Declan’s Plan”, published by Wily Writers, is up for a Parsec for Best Short Story.

"Declan’s Plan" by Alan, short story podcast (read by Philip Pickard) -

Which leads us to talk about podcasting short fiction and what are other good fiction podcasts.

Alan's favourites:

Escape Pod sci-fi fiction podcasts –

Podcastle fantasy fiction podcasts –

Pseudopod horror fiction podcasts -

Wil y Writers spec fic podcasts -

Alan then talks about writing for the Machine Of Death anthology and the concept behind the book.

David talks about his new book, Quest, and his novella, The Zombie-Driven Life, which is available now on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords:

Then Alan reviews The Intruders by Michael Marshall:

Then David reviews C J West’s The End Of Marking Time:

We go on to talk about the necessity of small press in publishing books that are hard to categorise or cross genres in unusual ways.

This leads us to talk about what we read when we write. Can we read fiction when we write fiction? What type of fiction do we read when we write?

Alan mentions Dead Red Heart, that features his story, "Punishment Of The Sun" -

We talk about the importance of reading when it comes to being a writer, and the influence of the things we read on the things we write.

Dave mentions the new James Bond novel by Jeffery Deaver, Carte Blanche -


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Special Episodes

David was a guest this weekend at ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC. We'll be sharing some of the panel discussions in which he took part.

The Art of War (Writing Battle/Combat Scenes) Panelists: A.J. Hartley, Stuart Jaffe, Chris Berman, Rachel Aaron, David Wood,Toni Weisskopf.

Avoiding the Plotholes Panelists: David Wood, Jana Oliver, Emilie P. Bush, Glenda Finklestein, Rachel Aaron, Edmund Schubert.