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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.
In the 7th episode of The Star Chamber Show we have a pair of fantastic guests for all of you.
We will be featuring the multitalented Charles Day, who has been making big waves with Evil Jester Press and Evil Jester Comics. An author, illustrator, publisher, and even an editor ((co-edited the anthology TALES OF TERROR & MAYHEM FROM DEEP WITHIN THE BOX), Charles is one of the busiest individuals in the indie publishing world.
Charles is also the Horror Writer Association's Mentor Program Chairperson, Co-Chair for the NY/LI Chapter, and a member of the HWA Library committee.
A Bram Stoker Award® nominated author for THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF, other works of Charles include DEEP WITHIN (Alter Press) and the first book in his Adventures of Kyle McGerrt trilogy, a YA western heroic fantasy, THE HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER (Blood Bound Books.)
We will also be unveiling a new show segment in Episode #7 that will feature musicians who have a love for genre fiction and films. We will go ahead and let you know that our first musician featured will be Andy Haught, the frontman for the hard rock/heavy metal band ZeroKing!
If you have been listening to the show, you have been hearing them as the guys kindly allowed us to use the song "Showtime" for our lead-in intro music! You can sample ZeroKing at http://www.reverbnation.com/zeroking
Andy will be talking about his love of genre books/movies, as well as letting us know what is happening in the world of ZeroKing! It is going to be a lot of fun!
So get ready, Episode #7 is just ahead!
Photo Credit Note: The individual image of Andy Haught featured in the slide show is used courtesy of Rob Stewart Photography.
Tonight is a Wildcard Night in the Star Chamber Show! The return of co-host Selah Janel, shenanigans with Susan Roddey....maybe even mischief from Alexander Brown! Lots of fun stuff ahead!
Call ins are more than welcome and you never know what can happen on a Wildcard Night in the Star Chamber!
The fun gets underway at 9pm EST, Wednesday night!
We've got another Wildcard Night coming up this Wednesday at 9pm, where we turn our hosts loose, have no designated guest, and we open the lines! We got great response to our last one and we'll be doing a few more of these from time to time. They are a lot of fun, very unpredictable, and you never know what author, editor, musician, filmmaker, or reader might rouse themselves to call in and chat!
So join us in the Star Chamber Show this Wednesday evening, 9 pm eastern, for a Wildcard kind of night!
Our guest on the Star Chamber Show this coming week is Jerry Benns! An author, editor, blogger, and publisher, Jerry is an active and rising force in the indie book world! We will be talking about events, books, and his new company Charon Coin Press, among other topics! All the fun starts at 9pm EST, this coming Wednesday night!
For a little more about Jerry:
Jerry Benns 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.
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. 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 for a collection to be released later in 2014. He is also currently working on the first novel in his speculative fiction series, The Meek Shall Inherit.
So join us this Wednesday in the Star Chamber, at 9pm EST and meet the wonderful Jerry Benns!
Entering the Star Chamber Show this Wednesday at 9pm EST. in the approach to Imaginarium 2014 are two of the guests to be appearing there! Authors Christopher Kokoski and Anderson O'Donnell will both be dropping by for a visit with our group of hosts!
And now for a little about each of them!
About Christopher: Christopher is a writer, speaker, national trainer, Christian, husband and father. He has presented at local and national conferences on a wide spectrum of topics including communication, public speaking, body language, cultural sensitivity, storytelling, behavioral change and influence.
He is the author of the standalone paranormal thriller, Dark Halo, the Past Lives novel series, the short story Drown published in the collection Man-Made Troubles and the forthcoming, Not By the Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin, which will be published in the collection, Imagination Reimagined in April 2014. The sequel in the Past Lives series is due out in 2014.
About Anderson: Obsessed with Dystopian/noir fiction, the Clash, and his two sons, Anderson O’Donnell holds an undergraduate degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross. He has studied creative writing extensively with biopunk genre master Jack O’Connell and poet Robert Cording, whose work influenced Kingdom’s high/low culture dynamic. Anderson lives in Collinsville, CT, with his family.
So join us this Wednesday at 9pm EST to meet not just one, but two fantastic authors!
The Star Chamber show brings you a great guest author on Wednesday night at 9pm EST, when Linda DeLeon visits with our group of hosts!
Originally born in Louisiana, Linda DeLeon was raised in Vicksburg, MS. She now lives in Dallas with her husband, Rene. Her son, Cody, still resides in Vicksburg.
While working as an ER nurse, Linda took a dare from someone to write a story. The result was her first book, Veil of Time. Soon, the hobby became an obsession. By combining her love of vampires and the paranormal with her passion for history, she found a hidden talent she never knew existed. She followed Veil with its prequel, Fall into Darkness.
Dediless, which can be found in Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness, is her first attempt at writing a short story. She currently has a trilogy in the works.
Stop on by the Star Chamber on Wednesday, meet Linda, and expect the unexpected!
This week the Star Chamber Show brings you author and scholar Miguel Viscarra! His visit comes just two days after the latest Southern Haunts anthology, Devils in the Darkness, featuring Miguel's story "And There was Nothing Left but Ash" had its cover art revealed.
Miguel will be entering the star chamber to discuss writing, horror, and all kinds of things just a day before his new story is released with the eBook version of Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness!
Miguel Viscarra is a 28-year-old sociologist from Alamogordo, New Mexico. Born and raised in southern New Mexico, Miguel has always been fascinated with New Mexico’s many haunted and paranormal venues and landmarks.
Currently, Miguel is working as the Interim Director of the Academic Support Center at New Mexico State University – Alamogordo, an academic institution in which he graduated with honors acquiring a preliminary degree in social services. Miguel continued to meritoriously acquire a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the NMSU main campus in Las Cruces, NM, which is also where he is finishing a master’s degree in the same discipline.
Miguel’s favorite pastimes include spending time with his family, friends, art, music, literature, video games, and all things horror. Recent gendered ventures into the horror genre and academia prompted Miguel to study the classic horror theories of Julia Kristeva, Barbara Creed, Linda Williams, Carol J. Clover, and Sue Short.
So get ready to meet a fascinating individual and talented author, when Miguel Viscarra enters the Star Chamber this Wednesday night at 9pm EST!
We have a very special Star Chamber Show this Wednesday at 9pm EST, featuring recording artist and performer G Tom Mac!
In writing, singing & creating the masterpiece "Cry Little Sister" as the theme song to the now classic film "THE LOST BOYS," GERARD McMANN hit a deep & provocative nerve in his career as both a recording artist & live performer.
Only thing was, when the film released in 1987, he was fed up with the music scene's "business" and stopped touring. He then changed his name to G TOM MAC as a result of no one ever pronouncing his real name correctly.
Born in Birmingham, England, Gerard spent his early years listening to The Beatles, David Bowie & Stevie Wonder. “I was inspired by various pop and R&B artists at an early age.” His family moved from England to New York City when Gerard was 11 and then a few years later moved to the Midwest. “When I was there I started learning guitar and the bass and realizing I had a voice, I started a band which played in clubs all over the Midwest.”
G TOM MAC went on to write songs for legendary singers such as Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Roger Daltrey of The Who. An array of contemporary Hip Hop artists, such as Ice Cube and Digable Planets, as well as KISS, Carly Simon and Eminem started to cover G Tom Mac's songs. Last year G Tom Mac earned a Grammy on Eminem’s "RECOVERY" album in which Eminem sampled him in the song "You're Never Over." Having had songs in over 50 films including Chasing Amy, Banger Sisters, No Way Home & more than 100 TV shows including Vampire Diaries, Scrubs, and the Big Bang Theory that still continue to license G Tom Mac's music.
The Star Chamber Show brings you a great finale to our celebration of Women in Horror month with best-selling author Crymsyn Hart!
Crymsyn is the author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books.
She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and her three dogs.
To find out more about Crymsyn, check out her website at: http://www.ravynhart.com
As always, you never know what kind of fun you are going to get into when you visit the Star Chamber and this episode with Crymsyn will be no exception! Tune in at 9pm EST on Wednesday to join us in the Star Chamber!
The Star Chamber Show brings you an extra special episode this week when the incomparable, amazing Lee Martindale stops by for a visit!
Writer, editor, publisher, and Imaginarium’s first ToastMistress Lee Martindale has been called “a force of nature” and “Hell on Wheels”, and she comes by both honestly. Already a longtime human rights activist and internationally-recognized commentator on size rights issues, she turned to writing genre fiction shortly after becoming a paraplegic in 1991, making her first professional genre sale to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Snows of Darkover anthology. Since then, her work has appeared in numerous venues and anthologies, including MZB Fantasy Magazine and three volumes of MZB’s Sword and Sorceress series, as well as Turn The Other Chick, Witch Way To The Mall, and Fangs For The Mammaries (all edited by Esther Friesner),, Warrior Wisewoman 2 (edited by Roby James), Catopolis (edited by Janet Dever-Pack & Martin Greenberg), and Low Port, edited by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.
Lee has edited two anthologies of original genre fiction, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance, and The Ladies of Trade Town. A collection of her own short stories, tentatively titled HarpHaven Tales, is scheduled for publication Spring 2014.
When not slinging fiction, Lee is a Named Bard, a veteran human rights activist, a Lifetime Active Member of SFWA (where she’s serving her second term on the Board of Directors), a fencing member of the SFWA Musketeers, a member of the SCA, and a popular guest at science fiction conventions all over the country. She and her husband George live in Plano, TX, where she keeps friends and fans in the loop at http://www.HarpHaven.net.
So get ready, hold onto your seat, and prepare for one heckuva episode with Lee Martindale at 9pm Eastern this Wednesday!