Episode #35: Swords, Flux Capacitors, Norse Myths … Interview with Angela B. Chrysler
Angela, the creator of the Brain to Books cyber blog tour, took time out of her busy schedule to talk for an hour. We covered a vast amount of info: Back to the Future Delorean shirts, why having a flux capacitor is a good life decision, the Moon Patrol soundtrack, how her personal collection of weaponry influences her writing, why all the fuss about book reviews from the point of view of a reader and author, how persistence factors into writing, publishing, and life, and much, much more.
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Angela B. Chrysler is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats. Read More
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Story Time on YouTube – if you ever have have had a desire to create a podcast, consider doing what Angela is currently doing, as referenced on the how to create a podcast post done for Kelly St. Clare’s blog.
Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui Book #1) Official Page
Fire and Lies (Tales of the Drui Book #2) Official Page
Broken Official Page
Books Discussed on the Show
DOLOR AND SHADOW (TALES OF THE DRUI BOOK #1 … BOOK #2 TO BE RELEASED 7/1/16).
Genre: High/Epic Fantasy
YouTube Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovHqM9cHGDE
As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it is only a matter of time before they find the child again.
When Kallan, the elven witch, Queen of Lorlenalin, fails to save her dying father, she inherits her father’s war and vows revenge on the one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But the gods are relentless, and when a twist of fate puts Kallan into the protection of the man she has sworn to kill, Rune obtains a power he does not understand.
From Alfheim, to Jotunheim, and then lost in the world of Men, these two must form an alliance to make their way home, and try to solve the lies of the past and of the Shadow that hunts them all.
Genre: Memoir/Psychological Thriller/Non-Fiction
Awards: Finalist of the 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards
YouTube Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqfR928fpWE
And Death it calls as the stone crow breaks. Streaks of blood malform its face. Death becomes its withered eyes and the shadows whisper, “Lies.”
When a young journalist, William D. Shaw, seeks out Elizabeth, an acclaimed author, in hopes to write her biography, the recluse grants him twenty-four hours to hear her story. What unfolds are events that teeter on the edge of macabre and a psychological thriller.
While toggling the lines of insanity, Elizabeth examines her past filled with neglect, rape, abuse, torture, and pedophilia. The more Elizabeth delves into her psyche, the more William witnesses the multiple mental conditions Elizabeth developed to cope with a life without love, comfort, protection, trust, physical human contact, affection, therapy, or medication.
With the use of existentialism, I wrote Broken in an attempt to philosophical determine what I had become and why. Instead, I found the awareness I needed to seek help. Broken is the road map I took to arrive at “Awareness” and seek medical attention.
Starving Artist Section: where I talk about making a few bucks on the internets! This week’s app is Nextrack, which pays you (via gift cards, albeit slowly) to work out. It works via mpoints/mplus points, which is a point system used by a number of other games and apps. You can only redeem so many per day, but you can also earn free coupons and such. Nice little bit of positive reinforcement for maintaining an exercise habit. Available for Android and iOS.
Schedule for the next few weeks:
4/18/16: Episode #36: a conversation with author George Sirois
4/25/16: Episode #37: fantasy author Kelly St. Clare
5/2/16: Episode #38: knife throwing
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