Fellow new media novelist Mark Jeffrey (who's also the CTO of Mahalo; check out his cool UltraCreatives interview here) recently invited me to appear on his new Internet video program Bibliotech, which covers emerging trends in publishing. The show is fresh from the idea factory; I appear in episode two. But based on past interviews, and Mark's presence and expertise in storytelling and the social media space, I imagine Bibliotech will have long legs indeed. It was an honor to appear on the show. Learn more about Bibliotech here.
Behold, the SUPERVLURB, an epic video blurb endorsement of Personal Effects: Dark Art featuring a dozen of the most influential creators in the podcast fiction community. All have read the novel. All have something to say. If you're a superfan of podcast fiction, you're gonna love the SUPERVLURB.
uchly thanks go out to these incredible, generous storytellers. Without their years of support for my work, I dare say Personal Effects: Dark Art would never have happened to me. They are all ultracreative people, and worthy of your time and attention. Visit their sites. Listen to their work. You won't be disappointed.
- Philippa Ballantine Author of: Chasing the Bard, Digital Magic, Weather Child
- Scott Sigler New York Times bestselling author of: Infected, Contagious, Ancestor
- Seth Harwood Author of: Jack Wakes Up, Jack Palms 2 & 3, Young Junius
- Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff Author of: Number One with a Bullet, Shadow Falls, Diary of a Madman
- Christiana Ellis Author of: Nina Kimberly the Merciless, Space Casey
- Matt Wallace Parsec Award-winning author of The Next Fix, The Failed Cities Monologues
- James Melzer Author of: The Zombie Chronicles - Escape
- Stephen Eley Editor of Escape Pod, and publisher of the horror fiction podcast Pseudopod
- Mark Jeffrey Author of: The Pocket and the Pendant, The Two Travelers
- Mur Lafferty
- Author of: Playing for Keeps, the Heaven series, co-founder of Pseudopod
- Phil Rossi Author of: Crescent, Tales from the Vault, Eden
- Matthew Wayne Selznick Author of: Brave Men Run, Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights
As always, co-producer/editor Michael Bekemeyer gets a big salute for his editing skills. Find the first 10 trailers here.
Personal Effects: Dark Art is available in bookstores TODAY. Purchase a copy at your favorite store, or order a copy online.
As J.C. Hutchins promised in his last UltraCreatives episode, this is podcast #2 for today -- an interview with the amazing author Mark Jeffrey. Outside the realm of podcasting, Mark is a Silicon Valley success story: he's an entrepreneur, a savvy networker and a visionary. But within podcasting, Mark is best known as an author, and one of the first three "inventors" of the podiobook. In early 2005, his book, The Pocket and the Pendant, debuted alongside the works of Scott Sigler and Tee Morris, and set a standard for story and production quality that's still heard today.
J.C. chats with Mark about The Pocket and the Pendant, how he wrote and podcasted it ... and also discusses some of his business ventures, and how they helped shape his novel writing career. Best of all, Mark has an exclusive announcement for the podcasting community and beyond. The UltraCreatives Interview Series is the first announcement of this anywhere, and J.C. was thrilled that Mark came on the podcast to share the news.
Expect a "Beta Clone Army" update episode later this week.
Find Mark Jeffrey on the World-Wide-Everywhere:
- Mark's exclusive announcement
- The ScotchCast