Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
The new Broad Universe podcast is available, this one focusing on “changelings and transformations.”
BroadPod “Rapid Fire Readings” feature five or six authors reading for five or six minutes each from their work.
Authors included in this month’s podcast are Carol Berg, E.F. Watkins, Daniele Ackley-McPhail and Anne Wilkes, and of course, me. I’ll be reading from Selk Skin Deep.
Selk Skin Deep was published in Bad Ass Fairies 3: In All Their Glory (an anthology of stories about fairies, which harkens back to their roots. You’ll find no Tinkerbelles in the bunch).
Selk Skin Deep was inspired by the true-live tragedy of the explosion on board the U.S.S. Forrestal, an aircraft carrier which exploded off the coast of Vietnam in 1967. My story is about Cade Owen, who joined the U.S. Navy trying to alleviate the boredom from his nearly immortal life. Cade is a selkie – a shape shifter who is both man and seal. In Selk Skin Deep he learns about sacrifice, and what it means to be human. It’s my tribute to U.S. Service Men and Women.
Listen to the Broad Universe Podcast here.
If you’re not into podcasts, I’ve made the first five pages of the story available via PDF. Here’s a link to the Selk Skin Deep excerpt.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
The latest Broad Pod Podcast is available.
The theme is about Faith and Fear and contains a snippet of me reading from “On the Path.” The podcast contains five authors reading about five minutes from their stories…just enough of a juicy tidbit to (we hope) get you interested in the rest.
You can download (or just listen to it) from here: http://broadpod.posterous.com/december-2011-faith-and-fear.
All previous Broad Universe Podcasts can be found on the BroadPod blog.
If you’re interested, you can find my previous BroadPod readings on the blog at:
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
The latest ‘Broad Pod” podcast is available.
In it you’ll hear me read from my story, ‘Sky-Lit Bargains,’ published in Hellebore and Rue.
The ‘BroadPod’ production is an outgrowth of the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Readings I sometimes have the opportunity to participate in. So rather than hearing the full story, you’ll only hear a 6-minute snippet.
Of course, you’ll get to hear several other 6-minute snippets from other authors.
Click to listen to the latest Broad Pod Episode. (Note: This is a big file! You may have to wait a few seconds for the link to connect!)
To see other Broad Pod Episodes, check out the Broad Pod Web site. These podcasts are produced monthly, and are usually centered around a theme.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Some of the women in Broad Universe (an online group of women writers from around the globe) have put together a podcast about women and writing called Broadly Speaking.
This is the first in a series. It’s theme is going to run parallel to the monthly Broad Pod Fiction broadcast that Broad Universe produces monthly. Here’s the blurb:
Broadly Speaking brings you interviews and insights from women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror – and all the realms in between. Keeping with the Broad Pod’s theme of Faith and Fear, Broadly Speaking will chat with Jennifer Pelland, Morven Westfield, and Gail Z. Martin about how they’ve used faith and fear in their writing, advice on how to do it well, and even how selling and marketing can be affected. Join host Trish Wooldridge for some true tales of women’s adventures in writing!
Here’s a link to the podcast.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
For all of 2010, BroadUniverse has been making monthly podcasts based on our famous “Rapid Fire Readings.” An RFR is usually held at a bookstore or convention and five or six BroadUniverse members read for only a few moments each.
It’s our way of giving you a “taste” of the writings of many authors, as opposed to one author for an extended length of time.
The 10th episode is all about dragons and other magical beasts and includes readings from me, from The Dragon’s Clause, as well as Sarah Micklem, Diane Whiteside, Danielle Ackley McPhail, and Justine Graykin.
You can download the Broad Pod and listen to it from this page. The November offering is at the top of the list, but the other 9 episodes are available, too.
If you right-click the episode, you can also add it to your iTunes list.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
How would you like a little romance with your science fiction, fantasy and horror?
The Broads over at Broad Universe are launching their “Rapid Fire Readings” into the PodVerse for your listening pleasure. A “rapid fire reading” or “RFR” is a session of five-to-seven authors each reading a five-minute section of a story they’ve written…just a little “taste” of what they’re up to.
The Broads have a full line-up of podcasts they’ll be doing this year, starting off with this one. Of course, the theme is romance.
Here’s the link to BroadProd.
[BTW: I stole this cupid graphic from CollegeCandy.com. I don’t read the site: I found the graphic via Google Images. Just wanted to give credit where credit is due…]