After an unexpected -- and shame on him, unnannounced -- micro-hiatus, J.C. Hutchins is back with a new UltraCreatives interview. This episode features the triumphant return of author and podcaster Mur Lafferty. There have been some tremendous developments in Mur's career since she last appeared on the show back in February. J.C. and Mur discuss her novel Playing for Keeps, and how it was recently purchased by indie publisher Swarm Press for mainstream release. Mur also chats about the reactivation of her "Stories of the Third Wave" podcast, her ambition to rush the Amazon.com charts on August 25 and much more. It's a fun, fascinating interview.
Find Mur Lafferty on the World Wide Everywhere:
- The "portal" site for all her creative projects, Murverse.com
- The official Playing for Keeps website, PlayingForKeepsNovel.com
- The Amazon.com product page for Playing For Keeps (but PLEASE wait until Aug. 25 to purchase!)
In the intro to this episode, J.C. also explains just where the hell he's been for the past three weeks, what commitments have kept him from releasing 7th Son: OBSIDIAN content, and when that content will return to the feed. (Hint: It's goddamned soon.)
As promised, here are links to some important sites (including MINE, J.C.'s new pop culture blog project) and some writing he's done in recent weeks.
- MINE, the new pop culture blog from Myxer.com
- What is MINE? MINE is yours
- Help spread the MINE meme
- Please help fellow Beta Clone and artist Carlos Weiser become a pro-published comic book artist!
- On Twitter, and the Great Unfollowing of 2008
- Learning from King and Whedon, and getting out of the ghetto