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Author: S. Daniel Smith

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Coffee in Space a new podcast designed to get the best in established and up-and-coming science fiction and fantasy writers in front of you, their readers. I want to help you learn more about who they are as people, how they write, and how they live. And maybe find a new author you'd like to read. Who knows? So give it a try, see what you think. To contact me, write me at sdansmith [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you!
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Interview with Sunyi Dean, author of several short stories and the future novel, The Book Eaters. In this episode, we discuss her path to publication and being an autistic writer. To read more about Sunyi's book announcement from her publisher, Tor, click HERE. Get an idea of her writing style with her flash fiction piece in Flash Fiction Online.To learn more about Sunyi’s writing, check out her website at: (WEBSITE LINK). You can also follow her on Twitter (TWITTER HANDLE).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!
I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and talk with Madeline Ashby, author of several books and the Machine Dynasty trilogy. In our interview, we discussed her Jesuit roots, how she went from being a student of classics to writing the departmental thesis on sci-fi, and of course, her books. To get started with the Machine Dynasty series, order Vn HERE, or the Omnibus (the entire trilogy in one download) HERE. Her most recent book in the trilogy is ReV. We also discussed her nonfiction project: How to Future, written with Scott Smith. In How to Future, the authors discuss leading into the future without losing sight of the big picture. Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!The links you see are affiliate links that may provide me a small amount of income should you use them. I would always recommend that you shop at your local indie bookstore, but if you should shop Amazon.com, I would be very grateful if you use my links. Thank you!
Interview with Aliette de Bodard, author of several books, such as her most recent story named Seven of Infinities and many short stories. In this episode, we discuss winning awards, how she got started, and of course, her latest work. To learn more about Aliette’s writing, check out her website HERE. You can also follow her on Twitter (@aliettedb).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Derek Kunsken joins the podcast again to talk comics with editor and fellow comics author Jack Briglio and artist Hugh Rookwood. In this episode we talk about the connection between writer and artist, how creators develop ideas for comics, and how a comic book anthology is planned and executed. Whether you're a long time fan of comics or just getting into it, you're going to learn a lot from these guests!We discussed so many links and projects in this episode, but the following links represent some of the key items.First, and probably most importantly for this episode, Flip VOL 2, which is available from the publisher HERE.  You can also buy VOL 1 HERE. Read about Derek Kunsken's writing HERE, and his recent review of comics at Black Gate HERE.  You can follow him on Twitter as well.Learn more about Jack Briglio's work at his site HERE or his page at Comixology HERE. You can also follow him on Twitter. Hugh Rookwood can be found on his Instagram page or at Chozen Studios. You can also follow him on Twitter.Once again, buy Flip VOL 2 at THIS LINK. Thank you for supporting these artists!
In this episode, I talk about preparing to buy books for Christmas, the ARCs (Advanced Review Copies) that I've read (both were AWESOME!), and how to support the show.Speaking of which, for long-time listeners, there are two ways for you to support the show, and I would ask that you consider choosing one of the below methods to do so. Thank you!Buy me a CoffeePatreonI can't wait to have you all back next week to listen to our next author on Coffee in Space!
Interview with prolific short fiction writer Erin Roberts. In this episode, we discuss writing the other and being an ally, worldbuilding, and the value of short fiction. To learn more about Erin’s writing, check out their website at: (WRITING WONDER). You can also follow her on Twitter.Erin has appeared on the Writing Excuses podcast. You can listen to her most recent episode HERE. I highly recommend this podcast!To read one of her short stories, click HERE (Sour Milk Girls).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!
Interview with Karen Osborne, debut author of Architects of Memory, as well as a number of short stories. You can get a taste for Karen's writing style by clicking THIS LINK and reading her Nebula nominated short story, THe Dead and their POwer.   To learn more about (NAME OF AUTHOR)’s writing, check out their website at: (WEBSITE LINK). You can also follow them on Twitter (TWITTER HANDLE).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
In this episode, I discuss the benefits of short fiction. While the wider market tends to favor novels and movies, but the fact is that short fiction is extremely beneficial. It's a quick snippet of an author's work, introduces readers to new authors, and gets you in and out of a story faster than a novel length work will. For long-time listeners, I ask for your help in keeping this podcast strong and moving forward. Please consider donating to my work at Buy me a Coffee. Some of the stories and authors mentioned in this episode:Neal AsherDerek KunskenNancy KressJ. T. SharrahListen to the episode for a special challenge!
Interview with J. T. Nicholas, author of four books, including the New Lions Sequence Series and Recoil. Thanks to Tory Element and William Cooper for their questions this week!  To learn more about J. T. Nicholas’s writing, check out his website HERE. You can also follow him on Twitter (@JamesTNicholas).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Second interview with science fiction author Derek Kunsken, author of 3 books and numerous short stories. In this episode, we discuss writing family dynamics, creating an entire IP universe, and of course, his most recent book, The House of Styx.  To learn more about Derek’s writing, check out his website HERE. You can also follow him on Twitter (@derekkunsken).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Madeleine Mozley, author of First Carrier. In this episode, we discuss character first fiction, the concept of a strong female character, and how her Christian faith impacts her writing.You can get a trio of short stories by signing up for Madeleine's mailing list HERE. To learn more about Madeleine’s writing, check out her website at: (WEBSITE LINK). You can also follow her on Instagram. Learn more about her editing work at Embers Igniting. Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Premee Mohamed, author of Beneath the Rising and many short stories. In this episode, we discuss writing more than one subgenre at a time, Premee's publishing history, and so much more. To learn more about Premee’s writing, check out her website HERE. You can also follow her on Twitter (@premeesaurus).Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Wayne Santos, author of Chimera Code. In this episode, we discuss melding sci-fi and fantasy into one book, the role living in several different countries has had on his writing, and so much more! To learn more about Wayne’s writing, check out his website at: (WEBSITE LINK). You can also follow him on Twitter (TWITTER HANDLE).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Ryan Van Loan, author of The Sin in the Steel, a debut novel in The Fall of the Gods series. In this episode, we discuss writing eight books before landing his agent, worldbuilding for a trilogy, and being candid on Twitter.In the interview, Ryan mentioned his agent, DongWon Song, has a newsletter that talks about the difficulties of being a writer. You can get that newsletter HERE. The agent's full site is HERE.  DongWon Song also has a YouTube channel HERE.We also talked about David Walters' podcast, called Authors on a Podcast Talking Books, which you can listen to AT THIS LINK. To learn more about Ryan’s writing, check out his website at: (WEBSITE LINK), where you can also sign up for his newsletter. You can also follow him on Twitter (TWITTER HANDLE).Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thank you! I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Julie Kagawa, author of 18 YA Fantasy books, such as the Iron Fey series, the Talon Saga, and the Shadow of the Fox series, as well as many short stories. In this episode, we discuss her distinguished writing career, how she plans out her books, and what she thinks about course language in YA literature.Thanks to Mel and Steph for their questions this week!Read her first published book, The Iron King.Read the Shadow of the Fox, which Julie read from on the podcast. Read Terry Brooks, The High Druid of Shannara, one of Julie's inspirations. To learn more about Julie’s writing, check out her WEBSITE. You can also follow her on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.Like the podcast episode? You can "Buy me a Coffee" as a thanks. I'll even give you a free short story to show my gratitude. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
In this episode, I take the opportunity to discuss third party politics, feudalism, Hollywood, and oligarchs with award winning science fiction author, scientist, and public speaker David Brin. If you like what you hear, consider the following links for more information:David's blog: Contrarian BrinDavid's book: Polemical Judo (full book)Free Sample: Polemical Judo (website)Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Ochse, author of the duology Burning Sky and Dead Sky (and many other stories). In this episode, we discuss writing from a military perspective and what it's like to meld fantasy, horror, and military fiction into one novel. To learn more about Weston’s writing, check out his website at: (WEBSITE LINK). For his free stories, click HERE. Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Bill Keith, the man behind the pen name Ian Douglas, among others. Bill is the author of over 100 books. In this episode, we discuss world building for multiple different books, what it looks like to have so many pen names, and of course, his newest novel, Alien Secrets.  To learn more about Bill’s writing, check out his website HERE. You can also learn more at the wikipedia page for him and Harper Voyager's page for Ian Douglas. Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Edward Savio, author of the Battle for Forever books (Alexander X and Ancient Among Us) and many other books. In this episode, we discuss writing across genres, cussing in YA literature, and his best selling series, The Battle For Forever.To learn more about Edward’s writing, check out his website HERE. You can also follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/edwardsavio).Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!* Links in these show notes may be affiliate links. I may make a small percentage from your purchase. I would always want you to buy from a local, independent store, but if you are looking to use Amazon, I would appreciate you considering my links. Thank you!
Interview with Kelvin Witherspoon-Sudron, voice actor and audio producer. In this episode, we discuss getting into character, the difference between voice acting and stage acting, and the process for turning a physical book into audio format.Kelvin and I first met because he was the voice actor and audio producer for my Christmas novella last fall. You'll notice why I chose him when you hear his smooth, clear voice. Enjoy! To learn more about Kelvin's work, check out the following links:WebsiteFacebook PageYoutube Channel Like the podcast? Please donate to keep it going at Buy me a Coffee. Thank you!
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