Literate Liquors Episode 21 is now available!

Go to this link or wherever you get podcasts to hear me and AJ Hartley talk about writing, drinking, successes, failures, drinking, and more. Part 1 of the Dragon Con episodes!

Literate Liquors Episode 20 – Matthew Saunders

Check out this audio interview from my mobile studio (okay, the cab of my truck) with Matthew Saunders, contributor to The Big Bad, The Big Bad 2 and author of Daughters of Shadow and Blood Book 1: Yasmin, available everywhere!

Literate Liquors 20 – Matthew Saunders

Even more delayed gratification

Hey y’all,

I’m on the road at World Horror Con down in the ATL this week and due to slow-ass hotel wifi, Literate Liquors won’t be uploaded until next week. But be sure to tune in early next week, when I’ll do a special guest post featuring Matthew Saunders talking about his new release – Daughters of Shadows & Blood Book I: Yasmin. Matthew and I recorded a very cool pickup truck confessional episode where he talks about researching the real Dracula, deciding on self-publishing, and expanding the world of a horror classic. The book is out now, so go check it out!

Now I gotta go downstairs and get my registration taken care of. Word to your mama and them.

New Literate Liquors & John’s Going Straight to Hell

I’m going straight to hell,

just like my mama said,

I’m going straight to hell

– Drivin’ n’ Cryin’

Anyone who was in college in the early 90s in the Carolinas probably had Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ and Hootie & the Blowfish playing the bars around their campus. It was a good time to be young, and an almost perfect time to be stupid. I was both, and I was really good at being stupid. I flash back a little to my college years in Straight to Hell, the new Quincy Harker novella that’s available for pre-order now.

And that’s what this week’s Literate Liquors is all about, the new Harker novella. I chat a little about upcoming events, but then I give you a free recording of Chapter 1. If you’re interested in checking it out, download the podcast here.

I’m also trying something new with this release. It’s […]

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New Release & Literate Liquors Episode 18 – Writing Tips for Beginners

So I’m a little (a lot) like Simon Cowell on old episodes of American Idol. I’m snarky, sometimes biting, and I don’t suffer fools lightly. I might or might not unleash a little of that in this week’s episode of Literate Liquors, when I give some tips to beginning writers on how to write better. Or as I tend to put it – suck less. I have a lot of people that ask me to read things, and a lot of the time my response is simply – this isn’t written well. So this week I go over a few things that writers need to avoid doing in order to craft tighter stories, create better tension, and generally suck less. Because the less you suck, the more you sell!

Literate Liquors Episode 18 is available here.

By the by, the second in my Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novella series is […]

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Literate Liquors – Hugos, Puppies, Kittens and Kerfuffle

Hey y’all, watch this! I’m back with another episode of Literate Liquors and I share some of my opinions on the recent Hugo Awards mess that has left a lot of hurt feelings all across the SF/F community. Beware, this episode is more NSFW than most of them and includes a lot of me calling people a$$#*!#s and making disparaging comments about their lineage. I hope you enjoy it, and hope that in my own little profane way that I can shed light on multiple sides of a complicated issue.

The whole episode is available here.

Literate Liquors Episode 16 – Double Trouble

Hey y’all! I’m back, and almost healthy! After back-to-back Chattanooga conventions, one Connooga and one for the day job, I ended up with a devastating case of con crud/bronchitis that laid me flat for a couple weeks. But I’m back on track now and this week I’m bringing you Part 1 of Bubba the Monster Hunter – Double Trouble, a short story in audio form where Bubba chases down a bank robber and learns that when you’re dealing with a doppleganger, nothing is as it seems! I hope y’all enjoy it, and I’ll be back next week with the rest of the story!

Double Trouble – Literate Liquors Episode 16