Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

Talking Trek with Women at Warp, and more!

Women at Warp

The podcasting team of Women at Warp has published an interview with the authors of last summer’s Star Trek 50th-anniversary trilogy, Star Trek Legacies.

In addition to me talking about my book, Best Defense, the interview also features Greg Cox (Captain to Captain) and the dynamic writing duo of Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (Purgatory’s Key).

After you read the interview, listen to their podcast review of the Legacies trilogy. It’s a fairly detailed discussion.

Ten for Ward

In other news, my frequent partner in literary crime Dayton Ward has penned a new entry for Ten for Ward, his monthly column on StarTrek.com. This month, Dayton reveals his Trek Books I Wish I’d Written. His round-up includes the first book I wrote: The Starfleet Survival Guide.

Go read the interview, then read Dayton’s blog post. Afterward, watch this space for reminders about my upcoming new novel, Star Trek: Section 31 – Control. It’s coming to retailers everywhere on Tuesday, March 28, 2017!

Talkin’ ’bout my Generations Geek (#SFWApro)

My good friend (and fellow author) Scott Pearson interviewed me a few weeks ago for his podcast series, Generations Geek. He usually shares hosting duties with his daughter, Ella, but she has recently started college, so this chat with Scott was mano a mano.

We yakked for so long that Scott had to cut the interview into two parts, only the first of which is ready for public consumption. In this episode, we talk about my work for Star Trek through the years and across many media, including television, comic books, video games, and novels.

We also dig a bit deeper into my work for the Star Trek: S.C.E. (Starfleet Corps of Engineers) monthly eBook novella series, and my bestselling Star Trek Destiny trilogy. And, because this is me and Scott, there are more than a few digressions along the way.

So, if you’re into this, refill your drinks and settle in for a freewheeling gabfest.

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Talking Trek & Rush on ENGAGE

I talked last week with Jordan Hoffman of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast about my work for Star Trek — in particular, the Vanguard saga. We also touch briefly upon my upcoming projects, including my novel based on the new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery.

We also spent a fair amount of time talking about my love for the work of Canadian rock trio RUSH, and the major influence their work has had on my own. And every time you think we might finally be done talking about Rush, we circle back to it. It was a hell of a thing.

If you just can’t get enough of the dulcet tones of my voice, or the brilliant insights of my warped brain, give it a listen. (My segment starts about 10-11 minutes in.)

Talking about BEST DEFENSE

Now live for your listening enjoyment is Literary Treks episode #159, The Twilight Zone,” in which I discuss the inspirations and ideas behind my latest Star Trek novel Legacies, Book 2: Best Defense.

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With hosts Matthew Rushing, Dan Gunther, and Bruce Gibson I discussed what it was like for me to finally write a novel based on and featuring the original series characters and Enterprise; the creative process behind the inception of the Transfer Key and how it connects to Star Trek‘s canon; the trilogy’s story-development process; its characters’ arcs; the thinking behind the trilogy’s alternate dimension and new alien antagonists; plus a peek at the work I have coming in 2017.

Give it a listen!

Midnight Rider: Love Betrayed, Love Avenged

Out_of_Tune_II-2Part two of my recent interview with the guys at trek.fm‘s Stage 9 is now live! In this segment, we talk about my new “weird Western” tale “Midnight Rider,” from the new anthology Out of Tune, Book 2, edited by Jonathan Maberry.

My story was inspired by the old English ballad “The Suffolk Miracle,” and I spoke with Stage 9 about the thought process that led me to make the creative decisions necessary for this adaptation of the ballad’s tale to a new setting and ending. We also discuss the challenges and rewards of writing short fiction versus novels.

Give it a listen!

http://trek.fm/stage-nine/3

I talk about “Our Possible Pasts”

2113_largeLast week I spoke with the guys at trek.fm’s Stage 9 about my two new original short stories. Part one of that two-part interview is now live.

If you’d like to know more about Our Possible Pasts,” my contribution to the anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush, then this is the Q&A you’ve been waiting for.

We talk about the musical inspiration of the tale, the themes of the story, and how I chose to approach the tale’s ending.

So give the interview a listen and get the inside scoop on a story I’m very proud to have written.

Talking ‘Rogue’ on The 24 Podcast

24 RogueLast week, I was interviewed via Skype by Joshua Rivers of The 24 Podcast about my most recently published novel, 24: Rogue.

We discussed how I got my start in the business before diving into the inspiration behind, research for, and influences upon, my contribution to the continuing adventures of Jack Bauer.

Joshua also gave me a chance to talk about what kinds of stories I think work best in prose vs. which work best on screen, and why; the advantages of prose storytelling over scripted narratives; and much more. I also reveal the novel’s one big continuity error that somehow slipped past everyone involved in the book’s vetting process.

Listen to the interview here. It runs about half an hour and should give you a pretty good idea what the book is all about.