Sunday, April 15, 2012

Episode 41- Sci-Fi Adventure with Justin R. Macumber

After a long hiatus, ThrillerCast is back! We had some audio issues during the recording of this episode so certain sections sound fuzzy. We hope you'll forgive us- it's a great interview!

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Show notes:

Dave is finally settled in New Mexico, but hasn't been getting much writing done. Alan is juggling several projects.
What do you do when a writing project feels stale?

International Thriller Writers has announced the finalists for the 2012 Thriller Awards:

Joseph Finder – BURIED SECRETS (St. Martin’s Press)
Jonathan Hayes – A HARD DEATH (Harper)
Stephen King – 11/22/63 (Scribner)
Michael Koryta – THE RIDGE (Little, Brown and Co.)
Marcus Sakey – THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES (Dutton Adult)

Jeff Abbott – THE LAST MINUTE (Sphere/Little, Brown UK)
John Gilstrap – THREAT WARNING (Pinnacle)
Helen Grant – THE GLASS DEMON (Delacorte Press)
Steven James – THE QUEEN (Revell)
John Rector – ALREADY GONE (Thomas & Mercer)

James Barney – THE GENESIS KEY (Harper)
Melinda Leigh – SHE CAN RUN (Montlake Romance)
Paul McEuen – SPIRAL (The Dial Press)
H.T. Narea – THE FUND (Forge Books)
Leslie Tentler – MIDNIGHT CALLER (Mira)

"Stupid Author Tricks"- is it a good idea to review someone's book and include a link to your own book? What impression does that give to readers and other writers?

Interview- Justin R. Macumber, author of Haywire.

Overview of Haywire

Parallels with contemporary thriller and adventure fiction.

Building a history behind your story.

Writing a science fiction story that appeals to a wider audience.

Writing from multiple character viewpoints.

Justin's forthcoming novels.

Writing in multiple genres.

The influence of comic books on future writers.

Justin gets the opportunity to complain about Dave as an editor.

Visit Justin's online at , listen to his podcast, The Dead Robots' Society, or follow him on Twitter @jrmacumber.