The Podcast Teardown

PODCAST_TEARDOWN_finalPodcasting is powerful way to experiment with new content. It has a low cost/tech barrier to entry. Audible can’t make audiobooks fast enough, demonstrating audio remains a unique way for authors to attract attention, where video is an over-saturated medium that often drowns new voices out.

To learn what makes podcast fiction tick, check out my 2011 Parsec Award-nominated Podcast Teardown miniseries, featuring interviews with Mur Lafferty, Nathan Lowell, Jake Bible, Philippa Ballantine, Patrick McLean, Brand Gamblin, Basil Sands, Christof Laputka & Abigail Hilton. Download
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Interview: Rish Outfield (narrator)

RishMarked Men ACXI’ve begun releasing audio versions of my fiction on, and I’ve been working for months to hand-pick the narrators I wanted. My latest is the weird western/dark fantasy Marked Men, now available on Audible. I was happy to get Rish Outfield, a talented audiobook performer and podcaster in his own right (The Rish was good enough to answer a few questioBARE HIS NARRATING SOUL! and it’s a really fun listen. If you like this interview, you’ll really dig him narrating Marked Men.

Thanks, Rish. You hit a homer.

A stowaway on a train, running from something horrible, falls into the hands of evil men. Soon, innocent lives will be lost as human monsters will face something ancient, powerful – and hungry.


Interview: PJ Ochlan (narrator)

pjochlanI’ve begun releasing audio versions of my fiction on, and I’ve been working for months to hand-pick the narrators I wanted. One of my first picks was PJ Ochlan, a talented audiobook performer, stage and screen actor, and voice teacher. PJ is the narrator of Last Man Home, a story about grizzled vets of an interstellar war coming face to face with one of the creatures they spent a decade killing.

Eight years after the war with the Alotans, Jake, Teddy, Gris and Dru are the only survivors of Tom Callahan’s squad. They’re gathering for their annual reunion-but this year a new face wants to join in: an Alotan going by the name of… Tom Callahan.

PJ was kind enough to answer some questions about his work by way of introduction to my readers. He’s a talented cat, and it’s a great read!   download audio sample
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Other Voices, More Words

othervoicesComing soon from Serving Worlds: more collaboration and a journey into the uncharted waters of

20,000+ of you listen to me every month. (Update: sure, I said 200,000 in my mailing list version of this post, but I’ve always had delusions of grandeur). I’m damn proud of that number, and that somewhere between 6-8K of you have been repeat listeners for YEARS.

But as much as writing is a passion of mine, it also HAS to be a business… and business have to grow.

In the coming months I will release revised and updated editions of some of my stories as Audible audiobooks, with all new voices lending high quality narration. This will let me write more new words than I ever could on my own, reach new listeners, and work with new collaborators to create more words and worlds for you to enjoy!

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Genre Interviewers Roundtable

othervoicesWho watches–er, interviews the Interviewers? Well, I did. Clocking in at a pinch over an hour, this is a phenomenal discussion about how interviewers do their thing, with Brad Beaulieu of SpeculateSF, Scott Hertzog of the SciFiDiner, Roche of Dead Robots Society and Dave Robison of the Roundtable Podcast. It was a pleasure to turn the mic around to put questions TO these excellent hosts. Download audio

10 Great Genre Short Story Podcasts

othervoicesA good short story is a joy. A good narration, too. The 10 sources for short audio genre fiction that follow have been around for at least a year, sometimes far longer, regularly provide quality entertainment, and have free & easy RSS subscription to get the gems they create into your ears, no muss no fuss. If you love one of these shows, click through and donate or subscribe TO KEEP FREE FICTION FLOWING. Also, please share this page around to help these creators trade & grow their audiences.
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