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Looking Forward to 2013: As a Reader

As an aspiring author, I feel awful saying this, but as I plot out the books I want to read in 2013, there isn’t much room for new authors. This is one reason I’m taking my time on my debut novel, Kaimerus, because if I don’t have time to endure mediocrity, neither do you. I […]

Top 10 Reads of 2012

  There are a couple handfuls of good books I read in 2012 that deserve to be recognized, but here are my top ten. Judging the top three hurts my heart, because you could put them in any order and I’d be fine. It may be that their order is there based on order of […]

Book Review: Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan

Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan My rating: 4 of 5 stars My review of Rise of Empire: Volume Two in the Riyria Revelations will be unorthodox because I’m confident anyone who has read Theft of Swords: Volume One, (my 5-star review), would be sure to continue reading the series. So, this review is […]

AudioTim 35: Robin Sullivan on Riyria Revelations’ Orbit Experience

Robin discusses her and Michael’s experience selling Riyria Revelations through Orbit after already having great success self-publishing through Ridan Publishing. It’s really a great study in how self-published authors can take their book to traditional publishers and have equal or greater success. All that said, I ask Robin what she thinks about going forward, and […]

Taking Time for Quality

I have had the wonderful podcasting opportunity to pick the brains of two leaders in Science Fiction publishing, Hugh Howey (author of WOOL OMNIBUS), and Robin Sullivan (Head of Ridan Publishing). AudioTim 32: Hugh Howey, Author of WOOL OMNIBUS is 50 minutes of awesome discussion with Hugh about how a story about post-apocalyptic survival in […]

From the Archives: AudioTim 16: Michael J. Sullivan and Robin Sullivan on Theft of Swords

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A combination of relevant topics came to mind this morning that led me to post this podcast. The first was reading the Justin Macumber Author Spotlight over at my favorite new podcast, the Roundtable Podcast, and how one of his top four books is Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. If […]

Saturday Spotlight: Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Looking for a book to savor, characters to love, and an adventure that keeps getting better? I am, always, and found that in Michael’s book, Theft of Swords. With my to be read list as long as it is, fitting an epic fantasy into the schedule requires a story and writing that will entertain me, […]