Songwriter/Storyteller Evan Diamond

StorySmack Episode #37

Today we have an guest! Evan Diamond, band leader for Scott’s band “Evan Diamond & The Library,” joins us at Empty Set Studios to talk about the new EP Intersections, along with a host of other things.  We talk songwriting as storytelling, what it’s like to play live and see folks react to your personal moments made musical, and listen to each song from Intersections.

Plus a big announcement for those of you going to/considering SiglerFest 2k18!

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GIVEAWAY: SIGNED COPIES OF INTERSECTIONS
Follow ze instructions and you could win the brand-new EP — hear the FDØ’s bass playing with your own gosh-dang ears.

To enter:

  1. Go to the Evan Diamond Facebook group
  2. Like the page
  3. Leave a comment on the Story Smack post and tell us a personal story that has something to do with any of the song titles on the EP. We’re looking forward to hearing about your intersections, or how you’re a bad guy … you get the idea.

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VACATION Episode #2

While on Vacation with his dog, Ghost, in San Francisco, Joe Ledger has been asked to investigate the murder of two DEA agents. The suspects? Tres Hermanos Orco — the Orc Brothers. So named because they reportedly look like actual orcs. Blood analysis of samples allegedly left behind by one of the Orc Brothers shows a strange, third sex chromosome — not an X or a Y, but one shaped like a Z. The supercomputer MindReader found a mitochondrial DNA match to that blood, with one Jebediah Erickson, resident of San Francisco. Ledger was greeted by SFPD Inspector Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, who took Ledger to Erickson’s mansion. Just one thing — Erickson looks to be 30, but he’s supposed to be in his 80s. Something fishy is afoot. As Ledger and Ghost sit down to talk to Erickson, and Erickson’s dog Emma, Ledger starts to separate truth from lies and the blood will flow

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VACATION Episode #1

A new short story, written by Scott, from the Jonathan Mayberry anthology JOE LEDGER: UNSTOPPABLE. “Vacation” is a gritty cross-over between the Joe Ledger universe and Scott’s horror novel NOCTURNAL. This is part one of three.

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ALONE Episode #34

Part Two of the Generations Trilogy Q & A! This the second of two installments, and the ALONE podcast will wrap with this final episode.

As ever, this is your spoiler warning: during these Q & A sessions, Scott answers any and all questions about his books. Be forewarned there are questions about the CRYPT, the INFECTED series, the Galactic Football League and NOCTURNAL, in addition to questions about this series.

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The cover of ALONE, Book III in the Generations Trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler

ALONE Episode #33

Now that the Generations Trilogy is complete it’s time for our traditional Q & A. This the first installment, wrapping up next week with Q&A Part 2.

As ever, this is your spoiler warning: during these Q & A sessions, Scott answers any and all questions about his books. Be forewarned there are questions about the CRYPT, the INFECTED series, the Galactic Football League and NOCTURNAL, in addition to questions about this series.

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On this episode we launch our new McMurdo Murderers t-shirt, as modeled by Junkie Tori, the FDØ, and Junkie Nelson! Check it out and snag yours here!

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ALONE Episode #32

The Xolotl survived the battle with the Dragon. Now, before other alien ships arrive, Mattie has given the order to leave Omeyocan behind forever. The surviving Birthday Children and a handful of Springers head out into the void as they begin a search for a new homeworld, but Mattie still has some difficult, heart-wrenching decisions to make.

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

StorySmack #36

On this episode, Scott and A revisit Raiders of the Lost Ark. (Spoiler alert: it totally holds up.)

We we lucky enough to see the Rooftop Cinema showing, which is  rooftop, outdoor viewing with cocktails. It was a really fun addition to the overall experience! If there’s something like this in your town, don’t miss the chance to go!

This episode doesn’t have our normal “timestamp discussion” of the movie because of the aforementioned venue change. But since it’s such a classic, I bet that’s just fine.

LINKS:
• Dane Cook’s bit on “Monkey Heist”

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ALONE Episode #31

Maddie, Bishop, Admiral Xander and the others have crash-landed their modified shuttle in the Dragon’s landing bay. The Dragon’s ship-killing cannon will be in firing range of the Xolotl in five minutes – if Em and her friends are to save all of their people from certain death, they must detonate a nuke from inside of the enemy vessel. All of the action of the Generations Trilogy comes down to this final, critical moment. Will Maddie save her people?

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Did you get your 2018 Empty Set Dog of Døøm Siglerverse Calendar ? We’re donating all profits to the #PondyStrong fundraising effort. Get yours here!

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A scoring system for writers

Or: "How to actually be happy with this frustrating job"

This post is about being happy, productive and successful in your creative life.

I put that topic sentence right up front because this is a long post, worth reading for all creatives (but especially you writer-types). This post is about my “scoring system,” which I devised to help me from tearing my own eyes out from […]

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ALONE Episode #30

Em, Bishop, Admiral Xaner, Zubiri, Lafah and others are on the Ximbal, the reliable shuttle, which has been modified to deliver a nuclear weapon to their former home, the city of Omeyocan. Their mission? To destroy the God of Blood. What will the Wasps do to defend their new diety?

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SiglerFest2k18 — the ins and outs of a fan festival

StorySmack #35

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An episode about the ins and outs of putting on a fan appreciation weekend. We talk through the evolution of SiglerFest and what’s coming this year!

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ALONE Episode #28

After a crushing clash of memories, Matilda’s overwrite of Em is complete. Or is it? After a millenia of waiting, two separate people become a single entity. Who will that entity be?

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ALONE Episode #27

In the last episode, Em made the grave decision to sacrifice herself for the good of her people. She gave herself up to Matilda, so that Matilda could finally overwrite Em’s existence and take over Em’s body. Matilda has been waiting for this moment for a thousand years. Will Matilda get what she has dreamed of for a milenia, or will Em find a way out of this certain death?

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ALONE Episode #26

In order to save her people, Em has decided to make the ultimate sacrifice — she will give Matilda what Matilda has wanted for a thousand years. Is this finally the end for Em Savage? Or, is this the end of Matilda?

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BIG NEWS in this episode: The 2018 Empty Set Dog of Døøm Siglerverse Calendar is out! And we’re donating all profits to the #PondyStrong fundraising effort. Get yours here!

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