Like much of the world, Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor are spending a lot of time at home. In this episode, we delve into books and series that have been adapted to the small and big screen.
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor honor the pandemic "Stay at Home" order by venturing into their first episode via Zoom recording (apologies for technical difficulties on Brendon's end that impacted the sound quality of his voice). They discuss what they are doing during the lock-down, and which books/series they recommend in these strange times.
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor catch up with Caitlyn McFarland at the LTUE conference in Provo, Utah to discuss her writing, including stories featured in Deep Magic as well as a project she is co-authoring with Charlie Holmberg. Caitlyn offers her opinion on such important topics as whether she or Charlie writes the better kissing scenes.
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor catch up with Charlie Holmberg at LTUE for another interview. A few of Charlie's boisterous fans take the opportunity to cheer on one of their favorite authors. Dive in and listen to Charlie talk about a project she is co-authoring with Caitlyn McFarland.
Brendon Taylor and Jeff Wheeler met up with Dan Wells for a second interview at the LTUE Conference. They discuss Dan's works in a little more depth and really enjoy spending time with him. What a fun author to interview!
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor are at LTUE with the amazing Brian McClellan. Brian takes the conversation into some fun and interesting places, We discuss his stories and a new business that is about to launch, which will provide analytics on books for authors and information about books published in the indy markets that will help readers find the best indy books.
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor interview author Christopher Baxter at LTUE in Provo, Utah. Topics include his stories featured in Deep Magic, "The Wizard's Granddaughter" and "Vanya and the Rusalka," as well as his blog, "The Story Polisher" and Chris's own podcast, "A More Civilized Podcast," among other topics. Chris talks about his controversial Star Wars opinions and a Mormon steampunk story he wrote, titled, "Blackhand." This is a fun conversation where the topics and time fly by.
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor attended Life The Universe and Everything (LTUE) in Provo, Utah in February 2020, and recorded several interviews at the convention. Jessica Day George was one of the funnest guests. Her enthusiasm helped drown out the crow of people passing by during the recording as we discussed several of her works and some of the fun at LTUE, including dragons. We would like to express our thanks to Jessica for joining us and to Amber Taylor, who helped produce the episode post-recording.
Jeff Wheeler is not only the co-host, but the guest of honor in this episode as he and Brendon Taylor discuss Jeff's new book, Your First Million Words: Finding the Story Inside You. This is a departure for Jeff, from the beautiful, touching fantasy epics he normally creates. Rather, this is his story. He shares the struggles he faced and overcame on his path to becoming a published author and advice he offers to others who share a similar dream.
Jeff Wheeler and Brendon Taylor meet Nancy Campbell Allen to talk about her books and discuss the state of steampunk in publishing.