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  • 01:01

    The Star Chamber Show #61, featuring Glenn Porzig

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    Wednesday night at 9pm EST, author, artist, and screenwriter Glenn Porzig enters the Star Chamber to visit with co-hosts Stephen Zimmer and Michael West!  He will be talking about his latest projects, upcoming projects, art, and a whole lot more!  Come and meet a multi-talented creator this Wednesday! 

    About Glenn: 

    Glenn Porzig is best known as the creator of the comic book heroine Ace of Diamonds. Glenn grew up reading comics, pulp novels, and watching too much TV. Glenn and his wife Carly have written three screenplays together. They live in Indiana with a menagerie of both furry and scaly pets. Since 2005 he has been the co-host of PodCulture.com a weekly fandom podcast.

    Glenn has worked over twenty years in the television industry including two highly rated specials for SCI FI Channel; The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, and The New Roswell: Kecksburg Exposed. He currently, literally, has his head in the clouds as a videographer on a TV news helicopter.

    Recently he has turned his attention to writing short stories and novellas. Glenn's first short story, Master of the Dead, was published by Destroyer Books in More Blood: A Sinanju Anthology. His debut occult horror novella Darkness Unbound: Lady in Black was released last Summer. The sequel Darkness Unbound: Terror of Night will be released on Halloween. You can learn more about his writing projects at DarknessUnbound.com.

  • 01:01

    The Star Chamber Show #60, featuring Stephen Zimmer

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    Stephen Zimmer enters the Star Chamber, this time as a guest in the middle of his week-long Heart of a Lion virtual tour!  He will join co-hosts Selah Janel and Alexander Brown to talk books, movies, publishing, the convention world, his latest release Hellscapes, Volume II, and about a big contest he's running through the week. Everything gets underway on Wednesday, November 4th, at 9pm EST!  Don't miss it!  

    About Stephen: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based in Lexington Kentucky. His work includes the cross-genre Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden series, the sword and sorcery Dark Sun Sawn Trilogy, featuring Rayden Valkyrie, the Harvey and Solomon Steampunk tales and the Hellscapes and Chronicles of Ave short story collections.



  • 01:05

    The Star Chamber Show #39, featuring Joann Buchanan and Tiffini Johnson!

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    Welcome back for another episode of The Star Chamber Show! With Imaginarium right around the corner we've invited in a new pair of guests, Authors Joann Buchanan and Tiffini Johnson. Both ladies will be appearing all weekend, but stop on by for a preview of the main event!

    About Joann Buchanan:

    I think we are like the universes conduits, and all that energy that’s floating around is made up of various stories. We listen, we pluck the stories from the sky, every particle has a tale and every tale a price…I think as writers, we are only telling what is already there.

    I’m the mom of five children and have a wonderful husband who supports my passion for the written word. I own a small audiobook company called Empire Voices, we create theatrical audiobooks. Stop off at empirevoices.com for information.

    About Tiffini Johnson:

    Award-winning author Tiffini Johnson’s love of the written word started early: she wrote her first story at age 8. By the 4th grade, she was reading books aloud to classmates and by high school graduation, she had written over 100 books, many of which were over 2,000 handwritten pages long! Today, she is the author of 7 published books.

    Tiffini is the recipient of the prestigious Who’s Who Award and the author of the award-winning, critically acclaimed, “The Character” and “Broken.” A relational activist at heart, Tiffini writes on social issues she is passionate about, including child abuse, the Holocaust and teen suicide. She travels all over the United States, speaking as a RAINN survivor. Her poetry has been prominently featured in multiple anthologies and two of her books are required reading in high schools and college psychology courses.

  • 01:01

    The Star Chamber Show #48, Featuring Rebekah McAuliffe

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    The Star Chamber Show welcomes a brilliant up and coming writer this Wednesday at 9pm EST when Rebekah McAuliffe stops by for a visit!  With a debut novel out on Hydra Publications, Rebekah is a shining talent out of the midwest and she will be talking about her path as a writer, getting published, the world of conventions, and much more!  Stop by this Wednesday and discover a great new author. 

    About Rebekah: Rebekah McAuliffe has had a love of writing, coffee, and being crazy all of her life. She loves to write anything that strikes her fancy, drink tons of coffee, and cuddle with her cats. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, her website and her blog, if she’s not playing video games. She currently attends Morehead State University in pursuit of receiving a degree in education. Her debut novel, Gears of Golgotha, is now available from Hydra Publications.

  • 01:01

    The Star Chamber Show #57, featuring Thom Erb

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    If you thought this week wasn't going to be exciting, we've got the right "Erb-al remedy" for you when author Thom Erb enters the Star Chamber for a visit with co-hosts Michael West and Stephen Zimmer.  Even scarier, all three share a love of horror and heavy metal, so this show could get pretty wild!  Tune in at 9pm EST this Wednesday night, September 23rd!  Call in number is on this page and be sure to take part in our live chat room! 

    About Thom: 

    Thom Erb is a writer/editor of short and long fiction, exploring all shades of darkness and light and the varying definitions of heroism. Refusing to pigeonhole his writing, Thom continues to craft tales that blur the lines of horror, noir, dark fantasy, thriller, weird western, science fiction for both adult and young adult audiences. He is also an artist/illustrator of murals and comic book/graphic novels. When not writing, Thom enjoys reading, quality films, television shows, role-playing games, playing drums, comic books and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He lives in upstate New York with his wife Michelle.

    Proud member of the Horror Writer's Association.

    Official Website and Blog: www.thomerb.com

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Thomaserb

    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4654238.Thomas_A_Erb

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    The Star Chamber Show #54, featuring Tim Waggoner!

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    Tim Waggoner enters the Star Chamber this Wednesday at 9pm EST!  A renowned author in the dark fantasy/horror world, with over 30 novels to his credit, Tim is also an exceptional creative writing instructor.  Tim has also written for the realms of episodic television.  This show promises to be one of our best, featuring a truly incredible writer!  Be sure to tune in with co-hosts Selah Janel and Alexander S. Brown this Wednesday for the show!    Live chat room will be open! 

    About the author: Tim Waggoner has published more than thirty novels and three story collections of horror and dark fantasy. His most recent novels are Dream Stalkers and Eat the Night. In addition to original novels, he’s written officially licensed tie-in fiction based on the TV showsSupernatural, Grimm, and the X-Files, and he co-wrote the Ghost Trackers series with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of the cable showGhost Hunters. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com.

  • The Star Chamber Show #59, featuring Tommy B. Smith

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    The Pen of Chaos, Tommy B. Smith enters the Star Chamber on Wednesday, October 21st at 9pm EST w/ co-hosts Michael Knost and Stephen Zimmer.  A brilliant author of dark fiction, Tommy B. Smith is a popular guest at conventions and also has, in our opinion, excellent taste in music (and he's musically talented too, we might try to get him to talk a bit about that!)  Be sure to join us on October 21st for what promises to be a chaotic and great show all around! 

    About Tommy B. Smith:  Tommy B. Smith is a writer of dark fiction and the author of Poisonous and the short story collection Pieces of Chaos. His work has appeared in numerous publications over the years to include Every Day Fiction, Night to Dawn, Black Petals, Blood Moon Rising, and a variety of other magazines and anthologies. He has previously worked with Morpheus Tales as editor of the magazine's Dark Sorcery and Urban Horror special issues. His presence infests Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he resides with his wife and cats. More information can be found on his website at http://www.tommybsmith.com. 

  • The Star Chamber Show #53, featuring Michael Knost!

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    This Wednesday at 9pm EST, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost enters the Star Chamber!  

    This is going to be a tremendous show with one of Imaginarium 2015's spotlighted Imaginators!  From editing, to publishing, to writing, Michael Knost is one of the best you will find anywhere.  His Writers Workshop of Horror and Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy releases are must-haves for all levels of writers.  Come and meet Michael this Wednesday, hang out in our live chat room and be introduced to a truly exceptional literary talent!

    About Michael: Michael Knost is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed several anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press) won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Seventh Star Press) came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press), hit bookshelves earlier this year. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visitwww.MichaelKnost.com. 

  • 01:01

    The Star Chamber Show #50, featuring Jerry Benns of Charon Coin Press!

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    The Star Chamber Show reaches it's 50th episode and we couldn't be more thrilled to have the great Jerry Benns of Charon Coin Press as our featured guest for this episode.  Jerry is truly one of the good guys in the indie book biz, a rare combination of maverick, visionary, and business savviness. Be sure to check out the show Wednesday at 9pm EST to find out what happens!  Hang out in the live chat room, as we always take questions from there for our guests!


    About Jerry:  Jerry Benns, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, started writing when he was quite young. However, he began seriously writing in 2010 by launching his blog, TripThroughMyMind.com. Since then, he has expanded the site to include interviews with authors, book reviews, and sections to encourage building the writing community. Jerry’s deep-seeded enjoyment of reading and writing now has him embarking on the exciting journey of publishing by launching Charon Coin Press, based in High Ridge, Missouri.

    In 2014, after becoming the editor for the State of Horror anthology series, Jerry pursued the opportunity to purchase the series, and others, in order to release them under his new publishing company, Charon Coin Press. The first two books in the series were released in August, State of Horror: New Jersey and State of Horror: Illinois. Jerry brings his experience from his previous marketing/branding company, as well 15 years of experience as a networker and project manager to Charon Coin Press

    Jerry continues to write short stories, articles, and novella . He is currently working on the first novel.


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    The Star Chamber Show #56, Eve of Imaginarium 2015 Call in Show

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    Anything can happen and you never know who might call when Alexander S. Brown and Stephen Zimmer open up the lines for a special eve of Imaginarium 2015 show!   The big weekend in Louisville arrives in just a few days and the lines are going to be opened up for anyone who would like to discuss, ask questions about, or comment on the upcoming convention. 

    3 days of panels and workshops encompassing the world of creative writing, including the craft of writing, publishing, social media, blogging and more take place in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere filled with special events!  A film festival, gaming, live music, expo, costume contest/masquerade, and other activities offer participants a unique environment loaded with content and fun! For more information on this convention about creative writing, please visit: www.entertheimaginarium.com 

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    The Star Chamber Show episode #45 featuring Tony Acree!

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    The Star Chamber Show returns in style on April 8th with bestselling Amazon author Tony Acree!  With a new novel, The Speaker, and a driving force behind the rising indie press Hydra Publications, Tony is a force to be reckoned with in the indie book world! 

    Come meet Tony at 9pm in The Star Chamber with our wild and crazy hosts as we spotlight Tony for a full hour.  Call-ins are welcome and be sure to participate in the live chatroom too! 

    The Star Chamber Show is back and will be better than ever! 


    About Tony:  Author of the bestselling Victor McCain thrillers, Tony Acree,likes putting characters in situations they think they will never survive, and find out if they're right. He lives near Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, twin daughters, two female dogs, a female cat, and says the way the goldfish looks at him, he's sure she's female, too.

    Visit Tony online at www.tonyacree.com