Interviews and podcasts

I returned to Adventures in SciFi Publishing to talk about my upcoming MAJESTIC-12 series and the first book, MJ-12: Inception. (Oct. 22, 2015)

Oh, God, why did I agree to a podcast review of Krull with the Skiffy & Fanty crew? But seriously, this was a fantastically fun podcast. We may have been drinking. (June 29, 2015)

Robert Junker of Adventures in SciFi Publishing interviewed me on the vagaries of editing and publishing, and also let me geek out a bit over my latest beer samplings. Click here for more. (May 6, 2015)

Over at the 10:07 blog, Dan Hanks and I talk about the writing and editing process for the Daedalus series, going from first draft of book one to completed trilogy. Here’s the whole thing. (May 5, 2015)

I love it when Paul Weimer interviews me, because the man does his homework. We dive deep into the Daedalus series and the latest book in this interview at SF Signal. (April 28, 2015)

After a fantastic DragonCon, I stumbled into the Ratchet RetroCast‘s taping and ended up talking briefly about my experiences at the con, the panels, the costumes and a bunch of other stuff. I wander in and out of this one, but it’s a great steampunk-inflected view of DragonCon, so I urge you to listen to the whole thing. Click here for more. (Sept. 5, 2014)

Shaun Duke and company, also known as the Skiffy and Fanty Show, had me on as a panelist to break down one of my favorite shows, BBC’s Sherlock. Great discussion about a great show, and I walked away with some new perspectives. Check it out. (July 21, 2014)

I returned to the Qwillery, a most excellent book blog, to discuss The Enceladus Crisis, as well as The Venusian Gambit and whatever else I might have up my sleeve. Click here for more. (May 20, 2014)

To officially kick off the launch of The Enceladus Crisis,  I took‘s Pop Quiz at the End of the Unvierse, which is probably the best name for an author interview series in the history of such things. I talk about the book, of course, but also lots more fun stuff, like what I’d take with me to a desert island and which robot sounds are the best. Click here for more. (May 5, 2014)

After forcing the Skiffy and Fanty crew to watch Highlander II: The Quickening after they foolishly allowed me to choose their next film, I joined them for antics, shenanigans, alcohol and a critical smackdown of the film. Click here for both audio and video enjoyment. (April 30, 2014)

I’ve always thought of myself as a functional nerd, and now I have the imprimatur of appearing on the Functional Nerds podcast. John Anealio, Patrick Hester and I talked about SF/F convention, beer apps and lots of other geeky things. Click here for more. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Abhinav Jain (a.k.a. Shadowhawk) had me on over at The Founding Fields for a wide-ranging interview, including fresh tidbits about The Enceladus Crisis. Click here for more. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Had a lot of great questions for my inaugural #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s Chat) on Twitter! Even though I pre-prepped answers, my fingers still hurt at the end. Totally worth it, though. Check out the transcript here! (Sept. 24, 2013)

I did a “walk-by” podcast with Shaun and Jen of The Skiffy and Fanty Show while at WorldCon, along with a bunch of super-talented folks. We geeked out. It was a blast. Listen to the joyous noise. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Really pleased to be interviewed by Shaun Duke and Paul Weimer on The Skiffy and Fanty Show, where I was dubbed “Master and Commander” and talked about Sam Neill’s eyeballs. It’s really a fun interview. Check it out! (Aug. 12, 2013)

Rose Fox and Mark Rotella of Publishers Weekly Radio had me on to discuss The Daedalus Incident and its rather interesting publishing journey, along with a bit about cooking and homebrewing. Check it out here! (Aug. 9, 2013)

Matt over at Alternate History Weekly Update had me on for an interview, and asked some very cool questions about Mars and my advice for would-be authors. (Spoiler: Write lots.) (July 24, 2013)

I have a great deal of respect for The Qwillery for focusing so intently — and so well — on debut SF/F authors. It was a real pleasure for me to be featured in an interview there as part of the site’s 2013 Debut Author Challenge. (July 14, 2013)

I stopped by fantasy author Heather McCorkle’s site to talk about writing, inspiration and those little rituals that get us through the day. Actually…I don’t have any rituals. Fun interview, though! (July 9, 2013)

Kristin Centorcelli of My Bookish Ways had me on for an interview in which I confessed to not reading A Song of Ice and Fire and the merits of good beer. (July 3, 2013)

Patrick Hester of the SFSignal Podcast had me on for a good 45 minutes to talk about my writing, how he enjoys preaching the merits of Scrivener, and how I enjoy preaching the merits of good craft beer. A really fun chat — check it out at the link or download it on your preferred podcast platform. (June 24, 2013)

The amazingly talented Chuck Wendig had me on his equally awesome blog,, to answer 10 questions about The Daedalus Incident. I admit, the irreverent spirit of his blog is contagious; I had a lot of fun with this one! (June 20, 2013)

Dan Hanks of Fantasy Faction comes back for a post-review Q&A about The Daedalus Incident and other scribblings. Apparently, I nailed 18th century British voices pretty well. Coming from a British person, this is a good thing in my book. (May 27, 2013)

I don’t have an MFA, or even any formal training in fiction writing, so it was particularly nice that the folks at Rosemont College’s literary magazine, The Rathalla Review, wanted to interview me about writing. Many thanks to interviewer Feliza Casano for having me over. Though I don’t think I tweet that much…! (May 24, 2013)

I must not have failed too badly the first time out, because SupaFi64 had me back again, talking about Daedalus and some of the other great fiction out there. Check out the archives here or download on iTunes. I show up at around 26:30.  (March 4, 2013)

My first interview as an author was over on SupaFi64, where Jay and his crew made me feel right at home. You can download the 11/21/12 podcast on iTunes, or check out the archived version. I show up 30 minutes in. (November 21, 2012)