’17 Interviews

The Creative Faces of Linda Robertson

The Creative Faces of Linda Robertson

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Author Linda Robertson wears multiple creative hats. She writes the Persephone Alcmedi urban fantasy series and the Immanence series and composes music, including a score for the first Immanence novel, Jovienne. A former graphic artist, she has experience in design and layout.  Her love of cosplay at conventions has led her to make costumes of her own, and she works in an office decorated with geek memorabilia. Daily Dragon (DD): Please tell us about your Circle books and what inspired them. Linda Robertson (LR): The Persephone Alcmedi series begins after the cultish murder of a wærewolf, when the local
 
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Robots, Computers, & Magic: Anthony Francis

Robots, Computers, & Magic: Anthony Francis

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By day, Anthony Francis teaches robots to learn; by night, he writes science fiction and draws comic books. He’s been attending Dragon Con practically forever and sold his first novel, the urban fantasy Frost Moon, from a contact he made in the Writer’s Track. His first steampunk story, “Steampunk Fairy Chick,” is set at a giant convention, and that led to his first steampunk novel, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine, which was released earlier this year. Daily Dragon
 
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Fantasy, Horror, and Horses: Trisha J. Wooldridge

Fantasy, Horror, and Horses: Trisha J. Wooldridge

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Trisha J. Wooldridge has been a freelance editor, copywriter, journalist, and author for over thirteen years. She’s edited over fifty books, three online courses, four tutoring manuals, several issues of Massachusetts Horse magazine, mutual fund resource information, and the text for the Dungeons & Dragons: Stormreach massive multi-player online role playing game. Her fiction includes over a dozen short stories and poems, including pieces in the EPIC award–winning Bad-Ass Faeries anthologies and the Stoker award–nominated New England Horror Writer anthologies.
 
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From Zombies in Suburbia to Outer Space: Jake Bible

From Zombies in Suburbia to Outer Space: Jake Bible

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Jake Bible grew up fascinated with the speculative and the macabre. A Bram Stoker Award– nominated novelist, a short story writer, an independent screenwriter, a podcaster, and the  inventor of the Drabble Novel, Jake has entertained thousands with his horror and sci-fi tales for all ages and in several genres. He is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series, set in Asheville, NC, the bestselling Salvage Merc One, the Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal and Ash), and the
 
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How to Launch a Book the Geek Way with Filk and Fun: Gray Rinehart

How to Launch a Book the Geek Way with Filk and Fun: Gray Rinehart

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When Gray Rinehart, author, editor, Baen Books Slushmaster General, and singer/songwriter, launched his new book Walking On The Sea of Clouds (WordFire Press, July 26, 2017), he invited all of his friends and provided nerdy music, fun and good food. And, if you missed the launch, you can get a sampling of the associated filk and fun at Dragon Con with performances by Gray himself, and his book-launch entertainers of choice, The Blibbering Humdingers. Gray said, “I’m doing a little
 
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“Some people call him Maurice”: John G. Hartness

“Some people call him Maurice”: John G. Hartness

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From award-winning author to editor to publisher of Falstaff Books, John G. Hartness knows his way around the book merry-go-round, beginning with his early days as an indie author. And he’s not afraid to tell you what he thinks in colorful, humorous language. The Daily Dragon quizzed John on the many aspects of his expansive career as he prepared for his annual trek to Atlanta from the North Carolina hill country he calls home. Daily Dragon (DD): You’ve had great
 
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Superheroes and Space Opera and Demons: Van Allen Plexico

Superheroes and Space Opera and Demons: Van Allen Plexico

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How did a pleasant (dare I say mild-mannered?) professor became the next great creator of superheroes… or is he already? His fans sure think so! And he has me convinced as well. I met with him before Dragon Con to ask about his metamorphosis. Daily Dragon (DD): Describe the genesis of your Sentinels series and how it just keeps on going. Van Allen Plexico (VAP): It started way back in the halcyon days of the ’90s when my friend Bobby
 
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Long Life, Long Career: Wallace Shawn

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Wallace Shawn has been writing plays and acting for nearly 40 years, appearing in movies and television series and lending his voice to iconic roles in many franchises. Before his first visit to Dragon Con, he took a few minutes after filming to speak with the Daily Dragon. Daily Dragon (DD): Deep Space-9, Stargate SG-1, Toy Story, The Princess Bride… any one of these would have gotten you an invite to Dragon Con. What do you most get recognized for?
 
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