FridayFix • Author Michelle Belanger

The source of Hunter Hunterson & Sons demonology!

At DragonCon 2015, I was on a panel with author Michelle Belanger, the author of DICTIONARY OF DEMONS. Since this book is a central source for future Hunter Hunterson & Sons stories, when I ran into her at DragonCon this year (2016), and discovered she had a new fiction novel out, I had to have her on the FridayFix.

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We talk about her books as well as a ton of other fascinating topics, such as:

  • Writing diverse characters, including handicapped characters.
  • The risks of “diversity bingo.”
  • Her time on the TV show PARANORMAL STATE.
  • Moving from non-fiction (she wrote 30 non-fiction books) to fiction.
  • Industry objections of a woman writing action, and to an intersex author in general.
  • Should female writers use initials instead of their real first name?

Michelle Belanger

MICHELLE’S SOCIAL MEDIA

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Friday Fix • ALIGHT Q&A Part 2

After the ALIGHT Q&A we received so many more questions about ALIGHT and the Siglerverse at large we’re back with a whole new ‘cast.

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As with every other Q&A ‘cast on this site, this one is full of spoilers and this is your fair warning. If you haven’t read the Generations Trilogy, or much of the Siglerverse, tread very carefully listening in here. Might be best to go catch up on your Sigler reading and then come back. Enjoy!

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FridayFix • DragonCon One For The Junkies panel

We recorded this live at Dragon*Con 2016 in Atlanta. It’s an annual tradition to pack a room full of Junkies and pander to them. There guns, and chicks, and stories, and chicks, and firetrucks, and drinking, and chicks. For this one, I read the first page of six upcoming stories, and finished with a never-before-heard short story about a man and a cat.

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There is one pause in the beginning and then some cheering when ARealGirl came in to deliver me a delicious Bud Light.

FridayFix • One For Tha Junkies

Many thanks to Les Green for the bottle of Chivas that was enjoyed by many Junkies! You rock, sir.

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FridayFix • Bruce & Julie Press

FridayFix-680-PressesGuys, guys, GUYS!

If you listen to the Friday Fix, you understand the idea of being a Junkie. It’s a fandom, and it’s fun, and it’s special.

Today we get to sit down and talk with Bruce and Julie Press, Junkies extraordinaire. They are terrific people, and they haven’t yet missed a SiglerFest. Julie comes for the fun, and Bruce comes to make us all look good. He’s the official photographer of SiglerFest. You can find all his Siglerific pics, and a ton of other beautiful, warm and wonderful photos at Bruce F Press Photography. Go check it out — if you’ve been to a Sigler event in the last few years, I’m willing to bet Bruce captured your best side in one of his lovely pics. Bonus: they’re all available for purchase at this link!

We chat for a bit about fandom, the benefits of virtual friendship, and the art of making something great.

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FridayFix • author Erik Storey

New author treks down from the hills to chat with the FDØ

Erik Storey’s first novel NOTHING SHORT OF DYING drops August 16. The book is getting a big push from his publisher (Simon & Schuster), but Erik is far from the typical novelist.

He came down from the mountains (literally) where he’s living in a tent (yes, a tent) to record this, his first-ever podcast. A fascinating chat with this new author.

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Cool stuff we talk about:

  • Erik’s first-ever trip to New York was this year (which he describes as “Crocodile Dundee in NYC”).
  • How growing up in the boonies affected his fiction.
  • Erik used his last $9 to send out the manuscript for this book—something that changed his life forever.

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FridayFix • NYT bestselling author Kevin Hearne


Author Kevin Hearne came to San Diego for ComicCon. We baited him into the Lair of Døøm with tacos and Mexican corn. He couldn’t resist, then we got him on the mic to talk about his Iron Druid series.

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Cool stuff we talk about:

  • Eleven characters of first-person present, in one novel? Madness!
  • Pros and cons of Scrivener and MS Word.
  • A 19-year path to stardom.
  • The benefits of age when it comes to writing.
  • The IRON DRUID series as well as Kevin’s next epic fantasy series.
  • Tacos (duh).

GIVEAWAY!
HearneGiveawayWe’re giving away the first four books of the Iron Druid series to someone who puts their best taco-related recipe into the comments below.

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FridayFix™ • #1 NY Times bestseller V.E. Schwab

Author Victoria Schwab came to San Diego for ComicCon, and we had her into the Empty Set Studios for a kick-ass interview. We talk about her books, why good fantasy has as many rules as science fiction, how she writes intuitive magic systems, what authors really talk about with each other at cons, and much more.

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V.E. Schwab

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FridayFix • ALIVE is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

This week marks the one year anniversary of ALIVE’s release in hardcover. And on Wednesday we got word that ALIVE hit the New York Times Bestsellers List at number one for Young Adult eBooks!

Do you hear those angels singing?  That’s because that makes Scott an unadulterated NYT #1 Bestseller for all time.  It’s glorious!

Scott Sigler #1 New York Times best-sellerIn all seriousness, it’s a huge accomplishment and I’m so happy for Scott to achieve this lifelong goal. And, as a Junkie, I’m really proud to have been a part of the road to success.

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Friday Fix • 66 Best Movie Taglines

A few weeks back we ran a Friday Fix where Scott quizzed me on the Top 50 worst tag lines. It was fun, but I can’t say I did all that well.

This week we’re back with the Top 66 best tag lines, and I won’t lie — I don’t fare much better.

If you want to play along with us, here’s the link Scott was using.

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Scott mentions a sweet Key & Peele skit about Gremlins 2. You can check that out here.

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FridayFix • So You Wanna Be A Writer #6

Why writers and creators need a website

Hey, writer-person (and/or any creative person who wants to sell stuff) … you need a website. This video tells you why you need one right now, even if you don’t have your book out yet. Yes, it’s important. Yes, social media alone isn’t enough for your long-term career. Watch! Learn! Act!

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FridayFix • PHXCC Panel
“Trope Talk: Comedic Relief”

A quick fun Friday Fix for your ear holes! Scott was on the panel “Trope Talk: Comedic Relief” at this year’s Phoenix Comic Con a few weeks back.  And you Junkies know that Scott’s work includes some great comedic tropes, include the sublimely sassy sidekick we all know and love, Detective Pookie Chang.

This is a live recording of the panel, so there’s a little room noise, but I think you’ll enjoy it, so take a listen!

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Friday Fix • Michael J. Sullivan

At Phoenix Comicon, ARealGirl and Scott were joined by another tag-team writing/business pair: author Michael J. Sullivan and his wife Robin. Michael does the writing of the Rirya Chronicles stories, Robin handles the business side of things. A fascinating little talk about self publishing leading to the big time. 

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FridayFix • Worst Movie Taglines

Working on some taglines for the Generations Trilogy, Scott surfed the web for example of great taglines.

Lucky for you, and perhaps unlucky for me, Scott found this list of the worst movie taglines.

Scott quizzes A on these best worst movie taglines of all time. A … does not do well.

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Friday Fix • Captain America Civil War Spoilercast

This past week Sigler and I both saw Captain America Civil War. We sat down to talk about it, and we had feels. And some of those feels are about 1970’s and 1980’s pop culture, which is kind of weird, but there you go.

I’ll say again that this is a true spoilercast, and this is your final warning.

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FridayFix • Purple Rain

Scott & ARealGirl saw the Prince epic on the big screen: a review & celebration of his life

This week’s FridayFix is a post-viewing chat Scott and ARealGirl had after watching Prince’s Purple Rain on the big screen.

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If you somehow hadn’t heard, Prince died last week. As a celebration, Purple Rain came back to theatres for a short run. Tickets were inexpensive, and part of the ticket price went to charity. And we found out (in some ways) you can go home again after all.

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