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Talking books with….

As some of you may know, as well as writing, I am also involved with podcasting. I’ve been doing it for 11 or 12 years now. At the moment I’m doing a few different ones (more info on all of them here) but perhaps the most relevant if you follow me for book stuff is Crash Landing.

Crash Landing LogoThere is where I talk to other writers about books. In particular their favourite 5 books. These are their most cherished if they were the only 5 books they had access to in the entire world. It’s a tough challenge to whittle down all of the books you’ve ever read to 5, but so far everyone has managed it, more or less, although RJ Barker did cheat slightly by claiming if he taped two books together they were technically one book.

The most recent episode was released this week where I talked to Tasha Suri about her books, writing, her inspirations and through the process of discussing her favourite books it revealed some interesting facts about her too!

Other people I’ve spoken to on the podcast already include, RJ Barker, Francesca Haig, Jamie Sawyer, GX Todd, Niel Bushnell, Al Robertson, Anna Stephens, Taran Matharu, Barry Nugent and Cameron Johnston.

Bags of ActionI’ve also been setting up a YouTube channel for Bags of Action, which is where a friend and I discuss and review action movies. These are classic and modern and this is now on YouTube here so if that’s your thing too then check it out.

Right, I’m off to edit the new book and more news on that when I have it.

 

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My Panels at Nine Worlds 2014

A short list of where I’ll be during Nine Worlds in a couple of weeks time.

Between 10am and 1pm on all three days I’ll be keeping an eye on the Podcasting Track which I’m co-running with an old friend, Barry Nugent, from Geek Syndicate. Barry and I go way back, almost to the dawn of UK podcasting. I think we’ve come up with some great panels and I’m particularly looking forward to Saturday for both the TED style talk from Dr Scott and the epic geek quiz. I think they’re both going to be brilliant fun.

On top of that I am also appearing on a couple of panels listed below.

Saturday – All The Books Track

Likeable Bad Guys
Loving you is easy; explaining you is so hard
1.30 – 2.45pm
County C&D
We love to hate them, we hate to love them: from great one-liners to a sympathetic backstory, from the evil laugh to villian-fabulous fashion: what makes bad guys soooooo good?
Panel: Ed Fortune, Rochita Loenen Ruiz, Stephen Aryan, Anna Caltabiano, Den Patrick

Saturday – All the Books Track

New Voices: the Class of 2014 continued!
10.15pm – 11.30pm
Royal B
More fun and fast-paced readings from the very best new writers.

I will be doing my first public reading ever. I’ll be reading from Battlemage, which is due out next year from Orbit. Not nervous at all. Nope. No. Not me. Oh lordy.

Sunday – Podcasting Track

The Power of New Media
11.45am – 1.00pm
This interactive roundtable panel follows on from Saturday’s talk about new media. Four podcasters will discuss and explore with the audience the growing power of new media and the rise of the everyman journalist.
Speakers: Barry Nugent, Emma Newman, Stephen Aryan, Scott Grandison

Barry, Emma, and Dr Scott, my co-host from Comic Book Outsiders will sit down to talk about podcasting, new media and where it’s going. Hopefully we’ll get the audience involved and make this an interactive session where audience members come with their own questions and ideas.

 

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