Review: In Ashes Born by Nathan Lowell

Let me begin by telling you what In Ashes Born is not. It is not high adventure in space. It is not filled with battles, semi-clad heroes and heroines and it is not a mile-a-minute adventure. It is also not a predictive, this is the future of humanity, sort of book. If any of those are things you demand in your space-born science fiction you should probably take a pass on this book. Instead, it is a transitional book. It brings Mr. Lowell’s original Solar Clipper Share series into a brand new Solar Clipper Seekers series. It is the story that needed to be told to bring closure to one chapter of Ishmael Wang’s life and a new beginning in […]

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Get Published Episode 118 – Veronica Giguere Talks Audio Books

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode118.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI listen to a lot of podcast fiction and one name that keeps coming up as a narrator extraordinaire is Veronica Giguere. I had the opportunity to meet Veronica at Balticon last May and she is pretty amazing to put it mildly. I knew I had to get her on the show. And today, you will have the opportunity to listen to my interview with Veronica where we talk about audio books and narration and bunch of other things. I also have been working on something with my publisher that I think will be a game changer for any authors out there who do signings and appearances. I talk […]

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Get Published Episode 109 – Is JR Murdock a Super Genius or Merely Insane?

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode109.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJR Murdock, who has done Unorthodox Writing Tips for the show and who also has collaborated on a couple projects with me has, what I consider to be, a crazy goal. He wants to self-publish 28 books in the next 24 months. We talk about his plans and what he has learned about self-publishing. I also have a book review of Lorina Stephens’ Historical Fiction Novel, Shadow Song. That’s today’s episode, but before we get started I wanted to mention that I will be at Balticon this year from May 24th to 27th. If you are also going to attend, please look me up and say ‘hello’. That’s today’s […]

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