PANDEMIC Episode #12

Margaret Montoya and Tim Feely have been analyzing the infected body of Candice Walker, a crewmember of the Los Angeles, which attacked other ships in the Operation Wolf’s Head task force. They assumed Candice was part of the attacking crew, but was there another reason she wound up among the casualties? Meanwhile, Murray Longworth has been tapped as a key advisor to President Blackmon. That relationship will put Murray in the crosshairs of a decision that could lead to World War III.

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PANDEMIC Episode #11

Margaret Montoya was the person responsible for ordering the nuke strike on Detroit, an act that killed Dew Phillips, Perry Dawsey and over a hundred thousand people. She’s carried that guilt with her nonstop ever since. Eric Edmund was injured when the submarine Los Angeles attacked the Operation Wolf Head task force. He’s brain dead, and the government has made his body available to Montoya for necessary human experimentation. Chief Petty Officer Orin Nagy, on the other hand, is very alive, very infected, and trying to avoid the cellulose test would show him as positive. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton’s robot the Platypus has closed in on the wreck of the Los Angeles and is waiting for instructions.

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PANDEMIC Episode #10

The autopsy and analysis of Candice Walker and Wicked Charlie Petrovsky continue, and, finally, Tim Feely find a clue that could lead to stopping the infection. Chief Petty Officer Orin Nagy is looking for the opposite of that, for a way to spread the disease. And on the Mary Ellen Moffett, Steve Stanton is about to find out the hard way that Bo Pan is not the doddering old fool he’s pretending to be.

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FridayFix • Interview with PC and Kristen Cast

Scott and ARealGirl sit down with PC and Kristin Cast, bestselling authors of the HOUSE OF NIGHT series. How bestselling? How about 20 meelion book sold and counting?

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We cover how this mother/daughter pair operate as a writing team, their new book THE SMELL OF SALT AND SAND, PC’s new novel MOON CHOSEN, how both authors got signed and rose to fame, and much more!

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FridayFix • Scott’s outtakes from THE RIDER

Recorded live, at SiglerFest2k16!

If you’ve followed the ‘cast for the past few years, you may have heard ARealGirl or our audio producer Iceberg talk about how I curse up a storm of frustration while in the recording booth. Recording the audiobook is the final stage of editing for us. When you read things out loud, they often sound different from how they read on a printed page. So you think you’ve written one thing, but when you read it out loud, you realize it’s not at all what you meant.

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While it’s a fantastic method for streamlining your writing and making sure verbose writer vocabs don’t get in the way of the story, it often makes me mad as hell. This short little FridayFix captures some of that frustration — my pain is your comedy. Thanks to Iceberg for cutting these bits out and assembling them.

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PANDEMIC Episode #9

SEE YOUR NAME AS A CHARACTER IN ALONE!
• Scott tells you all about it in this episode.
• Or visit the contest page and learn what you gotta do!

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Margaret Montoya and Tim Feely are in a race against time to analyze the rapidly decomposing bodies of Wicked Charlie Petrovsky and Candice Walker — but are either of those corpses still infectious? Meanwhile, Clarence Otto’s investigation of the divers who recovered the vector continues. If they were completely sealed up for deep-water work, how did the infection get through to them? And, Chinese operative Bo Pan will give sleeper agent Steve Stanton a rude awakening about the stakes of their mission.
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PANDEMIC Episode #8

SEE YOUR NAME AS A CHARACTER IN ALONE!
• Scott tells you all about it in this episode.
• Or visit the contest page and learn what you gotta do!

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Two divers brought up the remnant from the Los Angeles. One, Cantrel, is not infected, while the other, Clark, just tested positive. They are in BSL4 containment aboar the Carl Brashears, where Tim Feely, Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto are working to stop the disease’s spread. While Tim and Margaret analyze the black rot on the disease’s first two victims — Candice Walker and Crazy Charlie Petrovsky — Clarence must talk to Cantrel to find out what went wrong on that fateful dive.

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Scotty Doesn’t Know Episode #2

Actual answers below (hit “Continue Reading”): The second installment of this hard-hitting, Pulitzer-worthy show that has lots of newsiness baked right inside. I get asked five questions and give definitive answers, even if I have no idea what the actual answer is.

PS: I shot this awhile ago and don’t currently have that luscious, manly beard, so enjoy the face-lettuce while you can.

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PANDEMIC Episode #7

When the sub Los Angeles went rogue and attacked other ships in the Operation Wolf’s Head task force, there were many dead and many more wounded. US Navy personnel are still trying to process those in need, and they need to check each one for evidence of cellulose, a primary indicator of the disease that turns normal people into killers. The crew of the Mary Ellen Moffet is about to find out that Steve Stanton’s “Platypus” is far more advanced than they thought, and Margaret, Clarence and Tim Feely are still hard at work trying to analyze the disease. What they find next will shatter their illusions.

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FridayFix • DARKTOWN author Thomas Mullen

Scott interviews Thomas Mullen, author-to-author. Mullen just released the novel DARKTOWN, based on the true story of the first-ever black policemen in Atlanta in 1948. Imagine being a cop and you can’t arrest white people, can’t enter a precinct because the white cops might riot, and can’t even drive a squad car.

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The novel involves four major characters, two black, two white. The four must combine to solve the murder of a black woman.

In this interview, we dive into:

  • Mullen’s research into Atlanta and the racism early black cops faced.
  • DARKTOWN being optioned for a TV series by Jamie Foxx.
  • How a white writer approaches the telling of this story.
  • You win major awards … then what? Lessons learned in his first decade as a published novelist.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #6

Margaret and Otto have just arrived on the USS Carl Brashear, a military cargo ship converted to be the biohazard resaerch headquarters of Operation Wolf’s Head, the mission to find and analyze the wreckage of the Orbital.

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They aren’t the only ones after that wreckage — the small ship Mary Ellen Moffet, owned and operated by Michiganders Jeff Brockman and Cooper Mitchell, are taking their passengers out on Lake Michigan. Those passengers, Bo Pan and Steve Stanton, are agents of the Chinese government. Steve’s invention, the Platypus, is about to be put into the water to find the Los Angeles, a nuclear sub that attacked other ships in the Wolf’s Head task force.

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FridayFix • Paul & Storm

Here’s another fun interview we did at DragonCon 2015, with Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiConstanzo, a.k.a. the comedy music duo “Paul & Storm.” These talented cats are wading neck-deep in nerd culture, having co-created the w00tstock tour and regularly performing with Jonathan Coulton, Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton and more. Want to hear how a couple of guys built a career as full-time entertainers? Listen in, sirs and/or ma’ams.

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PAUL & STORM’S SOCIAL MEDIA

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PANDEMIC Episode #5

Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto have been assigned to Operation Wolf’s Head to try and find out what happened to the Los Angeles, a nuclear sub converted to recovering the wreckage of the Orbital, an alien machine that started a deadly plague. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton and Bo Pan are also heading toward the watery grave of the Los Angeles. They are onboard the Mary Ellen Moffet, a boat owned by Cooper Mitchell and Jeff Brockman, who have no idea their two passengers are sleeper agents for the Chinese government.

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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?

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MICHELLE’S SOCIAL MEDIA

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PANDEMIC Episode #4

Operation Wolf’s Head was a secret naval task force charged with recovering any wreckage from “the Orbital,” the hostile piece of alien tech responsible for a hideous outbreak that threatened to wipe out humanity. One of the ships in that task force, the nuclear sub Los Angeles, fired upon and sank other ships before it was itself destroyed.

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Two corpses from the Los Angeles tested positive for the infection caused by the Orbital five years earlier. Murray Longworth, head of the Department of Special Threats, assigned Margaret Montoya to that task force in hopes that her extensive knowledge of this contagion could help stop another potential outbreak. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton, a sleeper agent of the Chinese government, was activated by his handler. Steve has been preparing for years, waiting for a chance to find the Orbital’s remains. To make his plan work, he needs to hire a boat to take him out to the location of that battle.

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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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