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Episode 18 – Dave Tamanini – Tituba the Intentional Witch of Salem

I talk to Dave Tamanini today about his book Tituba. It is a fiction account about one of the slave caught up in the witch trials.

Dave’s early career was as a lawyer dealing with civil rights, which led him to this account of the Salem Witch trials from a viewpoint not typically looked at. It is an interesting choice as an older white man, but he has a passion about the story that comes through when he talks about it.

https://www.davetamaniniauthor.com/

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction time travel young adult

Episode 14 – Gin Westcott – Tangle of Time

Gin is an outdoor enthusiast and loves the hiking in California. She enjoys her Schipperke dog to join her during her excursions and will dictate while hiking.

Gin has written a unique historical time travel book for Young Adults called a Tangle of Time.

You can find out about Gin on her website https://ginwestcott.com/

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Episode 13 – Becca Wicks – The Heathen King

Becca is a mother with 2 teenage sons and drives a truck as her day job. She’s also a musician along with being a writer.

She started writing in he rteens and has recently written several books including her The Heathen King in her Chronicles of Chaos series.

You can find her website: https://www.beccawicks.com

You can find her books at:  https://books2read.com/beccawicks

Her favorite books are:

Her favorite authors are George RR Martin, Tolkien, and Oscar Wilde.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction superhero

Episode 12 – Riley Tune – Paragon and Warper

Riley has written several books in two different genres – fantasy and superhero. He has spent a couple years working on improving sales and determining the direction he wants his writing to go, especially now that he has a son.

Check out his books:

He likes Marvel and Spider-man movies. Iron Man and Blade are some favorites also.

He likes Brandon Sanderson’s, Neil Gaiman, and Patrick Rothfuss fantasy. He recomends Artemis Fowl.

To top it off – he has had a book on the shelves at Barnes and Noble.

If you want to find out more – check out his you tube – www.youtube.com/onewordatatime

His website is rileytune.com.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction

Episode 11 – E Ozols – Hope the Little Fox

E is an active person that channels her passions into multiple activities and likes to stay active. One of those activities is writing.

She has written a book called Hope the Little Fox. This is a fantasy book that shows a strong female character finding out about the world. She is still early in her author career and working on future works.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction

Episode 10 – Antoine Bandele – By Sea and Sky

Antoine has had a varied career in his life. He caught the wave of Star Wars by having a relevant Youtube channel. He’s used those skills with his author career.

He uses his life experience and his family ancestry to bring unique stories to life. He bases some of his stories on African mythology and brings it to life in his stories.

Check out his website – https://www.antoinebandele.com/

He has a great youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/SilentBat

His latest book is a sky pirate series:

Antoine’s favorite local bookstore is Eso Won Books

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction sci-fi

Episode 09 – Frank Knight – Veil of Eden

Frank’s journey to becoming an author is different than most author’s today. When he decided to start writing, the kindle wasn’t even around yet. He also didn’t publish traditionally, so he overcame hurdles that we may not face today.

His book – Veil of Eden – is a sci-fi, fantasy with political leanings. It was published over 10 years ago, yet he is now thinking of writing a sequel to it.

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction middle grade

Episode 08 – Kerelyn Smith – Mulrox and the Malcognitos

Kerelyn Smith is a software developer by day and has written a middle grade fantasy – Mulrox and the Malcognitos. This story is about an ogre that wants to be a poet.

Kerelyn explores her writing career and the struggles to get a book published. Her book is a reflection of some of those struggles and things kids deal with that they can relate to.

You can find Kerelyn at https://www.kerelynsmith.com

Grab Mulrox and the Malcognitos – https://books2read.com/u/3k1LMR

You can sign up for her mailing list – https://www.subscribepage.com/ReadingGroupSignUp

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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction sci-fi

Episode 05 – Michael Dibaggio – Ascension Epoch

Mike Dibaggio has been trying something a bit different with his books. He writes superhero stories set in his own unique world. This world combines elements from many great fantasy stories – War of the World by HG Wells being the main basis.

He has combined these stories into his own unique universe and even invites others to share in that universe and write stories in it.

He works with his wife (who does the art) and has just started a companion magazine.

You can find Mike at: https://www.ascensionepoch.com/ where you can register to get a free story.

He is on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-DiBaggio/e/B00JX865L8

He also runs: https://www.heroicadventurefiction.com which contains many other stories set in his world.

Four stories set in his ascesion epoch universe – these are about the martian war (which was started in HG Wells War of the Worlds)
This is Mike’s own superhero group. Still based in the same universe, just a different era.
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Discovered Wordsmiths fantasy Fiction sci-fi

Episode 04 – Lon Varnadore

Lon has been writing for several years and has written several fantastic books, but he struggles to catch fire and launch his career to the heights he’s like. He loves to write and has been working on figuring out his voice and genre.

Lon writes sci-fi, horror and fantasy books, all genres he enjoys to read. Hear about why he writes such diverse genres and what his plans are for the future.

Lon has offered a free origin story for his Junker Blues: Mars – get it here.

You can find Lon on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Lon-Varnadore/e/B002UIICLO

Check out Lon’s latest books: