NOCTURNAL Episode #25

San Francisco Chief of Police Amy Zou just took Pookie Chang’s badge and gun, and threatened to put Bryan Clauser in jail for murder if he doesn’t back off Jebediah Erickson. Bryan is at Erickson’s house, but doesn’t know he’s being watched by one of Marie’s Children. Meanwhile, Rex Deprovdechuk has finally closed in on BoyCo leader Alex Panos. Rex strangled Alex’s girlfriend to death, and is now ready to take his ultimate revenge on the bully that made his life hell.

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• FARLOST, a podcast by John Mierau

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NOCTURNAL Episode #24

SFPD Chief of Police Amy Zou has taken Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang off the case of the BoyCo occult murders — which bolsters their suspicion that Zou is part of a department-wide cover-up — but the duo refuses to let go. They found the maker of the arrowhead used to kill John Doe, and through that maker, found the man who bought the arrowhead: one Jebediah Erickson. Bryan knows Erickson is the key … all he needs is a little more time to close in.

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The Enginerdy Show!

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FridayFix™ – Interview with Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner

The anthology GAMES CREATURES PLAY is out today, April 1 — Sigler Ascension Day! To celebrate the release of this girthy tome, Scott interviews the book’s editors: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.

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Together, this duo has edited seven anthologies. Toni is an Agatha Award-winning mystery author, and Charlaine is perhaps best known as the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, upon which the HBO show TRUE BLOOD is based.

The trio of authors discuss the GAMES anthology, as well as the challenges involved in getting genre authors — who sometimes have animosity toward athletics and the sports culture — to combine for the great tales included in this collection. Toni and Charlaine also share some of their experiences on growing up well outside the sports culture, and coming to appreciate athletics in their own ways.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #23

Bryan and Pookie have been shut down by Chief Amy Zou as the SFPD machine continues a massive cover-up. She’s seized all the evidence, but not before the the occult symbols on the mysterious arrowhead led them to another meeting with charlatan fortune teller Mr. Biz-Nass.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #22

John Doe is Birdman’s killer, and Rex Deprovdechuck — who murdered his own mother — is related to John Doe. Another BoyCo member is dead, as is the mother of that gang’s last survivor. All the pieces are coming together, but San Francisco Chief of Police Amy Zou has shut the case down, hard. Robin’s apartment becomes ground zero for Robin, Bryan, Pookie and Black Mr. Burns as they plot their next steps.

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New print deal: Three books with Del Rey

Scott Sigler signed a three-book deal with Ballantine Doubleday Dell to publish ALIVE

I’ve been hinting at an announcement for a few weeks now, and this is it: new print deal. I put out five books with Crown Publishing and loved both the process and the people. Tha Shiv was an excellent editor for my work. But, time marches on and it’s time to try something new. The books discussed below are YA, and Crown doesn’t do YA, so my agent went out and wrangled a new deal.

Executive Editor Mark Tavani at Ballantine Bantam Dell bought World Rights to a science fiction trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler. In the first book, ALIVE, a young woman awakes trapped in a confined space with no idea who she is or how she got there. She soon frees other young adults in the room and together they find that they are surrounded by the horrifying remains of a war long past…and matched against an enemy too horrible to imagine. Further adventures will follow in two more books, ALIGHT and AWAY. The books will be published under the Del Rey imprint. The deal was made by Byrd Leavell at Waxman Leavell. For rights information, please contact Denise Cronin at dcronin@randomhouse.com.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #21

Robin Hudson’s role as the acting Chief Medical Examiner is put to the test — work with Brian and Pookie, or obey SFPD Chief Amy Zou and steer clear of the two homicide inspectors. Will her feelings for Brian overrule a job she’s worked toward for years? 

And that body on her table, a John [...]

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Update on GFL Book V

Brian Cushing as John Tweed?

Looks like I’ll be done with the final draft of THE CHAMPION (GFL V) by tomorrow. Then I have five days to tighten and polish before I head off on a Very Important Trip (the purpose of which I can’t yet tell you, but it’s good — hint only for people reading this on my site, it’s in New York City).

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Friday Fix — Inside Empty Set: Doggs & Deadlines

We received a good bit of feedback after our post-PANDEMIC tour discussion, saying it was nice to see “behind the curtain” a little.

As we always aim to please, we’re planning to chat about the ins and outs of Empty Set about once a month, as the schedule allows.

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In this first episode we talk a bunch about Scott’s oppressive deadlines, and more about Snoop Dogg than you’d imagine, or I would have liked. But there you go.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #20

A deadly night left three more bodies on the streets of San Francisco. Another member of BoyCo is dead, the last one is running for his life, and now there’s a new murderer to reckon with; one that kills using a bow and arrow. Has the “Savior” returned?

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Friday Fix: SiglerFest 2K14 Registration is Now Open!

If you missed any of the previous three SiglerFests, you missed a great weekend with great people.

Come for the Sigler, stay for the awesome Junkies you will meet and love and cherish your whole life long. I’m not even kidding. And, who can say, maybe the cousins will turn up! Will Pope Siglericus XXX risk showing his face in Las Vegas again? And SiglerFest 2K13 taught us that Francis Dominic Oliveri is terrible at arm wrestling and smacktalking, but good at bowling and karaoke. Okay, not great at bowling either.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #19

Alex Panos and Issac Moses are on the run from the unknown forces out to slaughter everyone in their gang. Little do they know that Rex, awash in his newfound power, has ordered Marco to kill them — and Rex wants to be there to watch. A new threat enters the mix, a threat that will run headlong into Bryan and Pookie.

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Tales From the Archive, Volume III, by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris.

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Transporter Private Cloud Storage

Transporter Private Cloud Storage

This week’s Friday Fix is a hybrid — it’s also about one of our advertisers. We’ve recently started using Transporter private cloud storage as our primary storage for all the audiobooks, podcasts and video that Scott’s created over the last nine years.

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Scott and I chat about the pros and cons for us, and some early pitfalls Scott experienced in trying to back up 800gb of data. (That, my friends, is officially a lot of data.)

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NOCTURNAL Episode #18

In the aftermath of the confrontation at Rex’s house, Marco escapes the apartment with Rex in tow. With every cop in the city now looking for a killer, Marco spirits Rex away to a hidey hole until the wee hours of the morning when it’s safe to go Home.

Back at Rex’s apartment, now crawling with San Francisco’s finest, Bryan and Pookie try and tie all the emerging pieces together. Is Rex the key to finding the BoyCo killer? Or is Rex, who is now missing, in danger? And for Bryan, will finding Rex help solve the mystery of his strange new dreams?

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NOCTURNAL Episode #17

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Rex finds himself more and more inspired by his new found talent for drawing, and the unexpected side effects his art seems to be having on the BoyCo boys survival rates.

Across town, Aggie James wakes up, more and more sober with each day, which isn’t making his situation any easier. Then, in a surprise turn, Hilary gives him a glimmer of hope.

And downtown, Bryan seems much recovered from his recent illness as he and Pookie meet up with Black Mr. Burns at the Pine Crest Diner to discuss his recent findings about the Golden Gate Slasher.

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FridayFix: The “Captain Spaulding”

The FDØ invents a fancy drinky-drink

Author Mur Lafferty has a new book out in March, called THE GHOST TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS. It’s a sequel to her Campbell Award-winning novel THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY, a paranormal tale about a plucky heroine who winds up writing travel guides for the undead.

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Mur was recently on Twitter talking about a fictional drink in the book called a “Captain Spaulding.” This drink contains gin and demon blood. Blargh. She wondered how that might translate to the real world (assuming you don’t have a demon in your basement, like I do, cause I’m pimp like that, and, yes, mine wears a gimp suit). She even started a contest where you could come up with your own drink recipe for the Spaulding.

While I recuse myself from this contest, I could not let this opportunity pass me by. Hence, this FridayFix focuses on my interpretation of the Captain Spaulding. Enjoy!

This is how the other half lives, bitches.

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