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Mystic Ink Publishing is an independent publisher focusing on works of a spiritual, shamanic, new age, or transcendent nature as well as dramatic works of Phantastic Fiction © in the paranormal genres of magical realism, horror, supernatural thrillers, and science fiction.
 
We're just three brothers with nerdy interests and hobbies. We talk video games, books, movies, television, and tabletop games. We also believe that issues of religion and philosophy can have a major impact on storytelling in all media. As a result, our podcast is one part nerd out session, one part philosophical introspection, and two parts having a good time. Follow us on social media: @faithfictionpod. We'd love to hear from you.
 
Your host is Mairi Campbell-Jack, long listed for the Crime Writing Associations debut dagger. Mairi guides you through the best of true crime and crime fiction podcasting and books. Regular reviews and guest interviews appear on the podcast and website, as well as a shop where you can buy reviewed books while supporting independent retailers and the pod. http://www.true-crime-fiction.com/podcast
 
Have you ever debated who your favorite band is with your friends? Or, debated who is the best drummer in the world? Or, what's the greatest jazz album of all time? If so, then we've got the podcast for you. On "The List" four friends, and band mates, discuss and argue about all their favorite music. We'll also have exciting guests periodically who chime in as well. Take a listen and see if your list stacks up to ours! For questions about the pod, hit us here www.twitter.com/TheRightFiction ...
 
Welcome. All songs & compositions featured in this podcast are written & recorded by music artist Fictionaleyez, who is the creator & narrator of this new songwriting storytelling series. Fictionaleyez is an experimental audioshow writer, singer & composer. She shares her creative process & endeavors as a songwriter & video artist on her Instagram page. Followers track song drafts as they start as seeds, then evolve & grow into imaginary musical willow trees.
 
Why don't writers who fictionalize history just write fiction? Why did Shakespeare call his character Richard III or King John? Why not call him Reginald I or Murray II? If a fiction writer does choose to use a real person's name, does the writer have any obligation to make the fictional character resemble the real one?
 
Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories ...
 
Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories ...
 
Fiction Addiction is a podcast that discusses all kinds of fiction! From books and movies to comics and more,we cover a broad sweep of mediums and genres that tackle the ancient art of story telling. Hosts Richard and Sarah meet up and discuss the various bits of fiction they have been consuming and debate the major and minor aspects of story telling.
 
Ever needed a story to help get you through the day? Does a shot of the macabre served with a chaser of raw expression sound like a lovely way to cap out the evening? Quimera: Horror Fiction & Poetry brings you tales of, well, horror filled with suspense, gore and grotesqueries. Stories are accompanied by a recited poem to further tickle the psyche with grim limericks and rhymes. And it’s all delivered with a dash of overacting and a healthy dose of expletives. So if that sounds like a great ...
 
In a world so uncertain, it's eerie how prophetic some writers can be when it comes to forecasting the future. Fiction Predictions explores the books, TV shows, and movies from the past that predicted the world we live in today. Fiction Predictions is a Mashable podcast created and hosted by Nikolay Nikolov and Sam Haysom.
 
Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of th ...
 
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Alison Hammer has been called "a great new voice in women’s fiction" by the esteemed Kristin Harmel. This interview celebrates the release of Alison's sophomore novel, Little Pieces of Me, which was named one of the top April books by E! News, and received a Library Journal starred review. We chat about Alison's unique writing process, her craft ad…
 
When you look, communities are everywhere. They can be the people where you live, the people who share the same interest as you, the people you volunteer with. They can be as small as a household or as big as a city. Communities, societies, political and religious beliefs all intertwine so that sometimes it’s impossible […] The post Communities wit…
 
THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND Elemental spirits are universally revered in shamanistic cultures and one of the most respected among them is the Wind, an invisible force that can be harnessed as well as storm out of control, leaving death and destruction in its wake. The fact that it is capable of delivering so much power, yet has no substance, …
 
Just like the real March Madness tournament, we couldn't contain our tournament to a single month. After an unexpected break, Faith and Fiction is back to finally finish answering the question: Which Pokémon starter truly is the best, like no one ever was? Listen to the boys' heated debate as they show their true colors as Gen 1 oldsters. Faith and…
 
This episode features "Sarcophagus" written by Ray Nayler. Published in the April 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/nayler_04_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld由Clarkesworld
 
In the 21st century we find ourselves living in a paradoxical technological age where we are all connected with near instantaneous text and video communication as well as access to a vast storehouse of information both good and bad that spans the globe. In spite of this abundance of data, many of us spend our time alone on social media watching cat…
 
Kris Clink chats about her heart-warming debut novel, Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy.She shares her inspiration for a book that reviews are deeply hopeful and heartwarming, and why Kris believes in the concept of spectacular happiness. Find Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy on bookshop.org, along with the two books Kris recommends; The Jake Ryan Complex by Bethany Cran…
 
Harlan Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was remembered for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality. Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho, described Ellison as "the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water". His published works include more than 1,700 s…
 
Have you ever wondered what goes into performing an audiobook? Or how the skills required compare to writing? In this interview with Susan Marlowe, who has recorded over 150 successful audiobooks, answers those questions and more. Plus, the episode includes previously unreleased samples from the audio version of Lainey Cameron's debut novel, The Ex…
 
The people in our lives mirror our different aspects and sub-personalities, providing us with reflections of our inner world and the outer world is a reflection of the inner, much of which is shadow, good and bad. Some of the reflections can be beautiful, but many are undesirable and denied. This circular diagram from Robert McKee’s Story provides …
 
Spotify Playlist for this episode - https://spoti.fi/2OgOROB Daniel's Links - https://danielbowenmusic.com/ https://www.symphony21.org/ July 16th, 2016 performance of Daniel's "Blood Moon" featuring the American Studio Orchestra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJwMKH630wQ For all our picks and lots of other information about The List, go to - www…
 
Barbara Linn Probst shares the inspiration behind her newest novel, The Sound Between the Notes, plus chats with Lainey about music and inspiration, how the book changed during editing, surviving a pandemic debut launch, and the challenges of sophomore novels. Find The Sound Between the Notes and Queen of the Owls on bookshop.org, plus the two othe…
 
Spirituality exists in every work of fiction in some form or other, but most often manifests as divinity. Gods and goddesses never seem to go out of fashion. Why do authors turn to a god or pantheon of gods to articulate this spiritual urge? And out of all the pantheons, the Norse gods in particular […] The post Exploring Ragnarok – with H.M. Long …
 
This episode features "To Study the Old Masters in the Prado at the End of the World" written by Sarah Pauling. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/pauling_03_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
This episode features "Comments on Your Provisional Patent Application for an Eternal Spirit Core" written by Wole Talabi. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/talabi_03_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkes…
 
This episode features "55 Plaque" written by Isabel Lee. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/lee_03_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld由Clarkesworld
 
This episode features "Submergence" written by Arula Ratnakar. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ratnakar_03_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld由Clarkesworld
 
This episode features "The Orbiting Guan Erye" written by Wang Zhenzhen and translated by Carmen Yiling Yan. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/wang_03_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
This episode features "Homecoming is Just Another Word for the Sublimation of the Self" written by Isabel J. Kim. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kim_03_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
Christina Consolino shares her inspiration for her debut, Rewrite the Stars, a novel that’s been called “bittersweet” and “touching”. She also has several recommended reads, great writing advice on not giving up, and we chat about the difficulty of writing in multiple points of view. Find Rewrite the Stars on bookshop.org. Connect with Christina an…
 
Mairi reviews The Halifax Slasher, by Audible, and is a little dissapointed. Written text availible here https://true-crime-fiction.com/2021/01/09/the-halifax-slasher-a-true-crime-podcast/ There is also information on up coming author interviews with CJ Cooper and DV Bishop, if you'd like to read their books before their interviews, you can buy the…
 
In this keynote talk from the 1984 Santa Barbara Writers Conference, workshop leader Cork Millner interviews legendary actress Anne Francis who was known for her role in the science fiction film Forbidden Planet and for starring in the television series Honey West from 1965–1966, which was the first TV series with a female detective character's nam…
 
Mairi reveals the two crime fiction authors who will be interviewed next month, and how you can submit a question to them, along with a review of true crime podcast Bad Bridget. The written review can be found here https://true-crime-fiction.com/2021/01/23/true-crime-podcast-review-bad-bridgets/ and if you want to read the books of the two authors …
 
Linda chats about the story behind The Disharmony of Silence, her debut novel which released in 2020. We talk about the inspiration behind a book that moves back and forth between the 1920s and today, how the book changed from initial versions and her reading recommendations. Plus I share more on Linda's second novel, Sisters of the Vine, which rel…
 
Kathleen’s debut, Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes, was received with great acclaim in 2020 and was chosen as a best books pick by Real Simple, Newsweek, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Post. This week her second novel Are We There Yet? hits the stores, and Kathleen shares her inspiration, book recommendations and has som…
 
Being a parent is not glamorous. It’s hard work and it often goes unappreciated – in life and in fiction. When we do see parents represented in our fiction, we tend to see a very limited kind of representation. Rarely are parents the centre of the story – the prevailing social narrative is that parents […] The post Parenthood with Julia Fine first …
 
Restaurant Fiction reviews the fictional restaurant, Chokey Chicken. It's featured in the Nickelodeon and Netflix TV show and film, Rocko's Modern Life. Restaurant Fiction talks to the show's creator, Joe Murray all the way in Belgium. We break down the genesis of the name and deep dive into the evolution of Chokey Chicken.…
 
Prepare for an exciting Round 2 of Faith and Fiction's epic tournament of Pokémon Starters! The crew may be short-handed for this one, but the competition doesn't miss a beat! Jonah fights hard for his favorite 'mon. Caleb has a change of heart (or two). All that and more on this week's episode of Faith and Fiction! Join the conversation: follow @f…
 
Katie's Links - https://www.robertafaceplant.com/ https://www.youdoyoumusic.com/ "Everything is Trash" Official Music Video - https://youtu.be/JBWaPTmh06c Spotify Playlist “Favorite Funk Albums” Link - https://spoti.fi/3tdEV7i Go to our website to read about all our picks - www.rightfiction.com由Katie Feeney, Adam Zielinski, Fred Berman, Aaron Parnell Brown, Brendan McGeehan
 
Kim shares how she prides herself on writing historical fiction “for non historical fiction lovers”, her inspiration for her big bestseller,After Alice Fell, her best writing advice, and a book recommendation. Find Kim's novel, After Alice Fell, on bookshop.org as well as her recommended read Churchill's Secret Messenger by Alan Hlad. Connect with …
 
Barbara is one of the best supporters of other authors. We chat about the great reception and inspiration for her debut novel, Nowhere Near Goodbye, and her pride in being such a well-received debut author over 70 (it’s never too late!). Find Barbara's novel, Nowhere Near Goodbye on bookshop.org as well as her recommendations by Robert Dugoni and C…
 
Elmore (Dutch) Leonard was a talented novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which were adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, …
 
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