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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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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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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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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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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Whitey Whiterson writes PoC skin tones …

Points to consider for writers describing people of color

Did you know that certain skin tone descriptions can piss some people right the fuck off?

We contracted a new editor to do the copyedit for my scifi/thriller EARTHCORE (out Nov. 29 in print, eBook and audiobook). This editor did a solid job. She’s quickly getting the hang of my particular style and the Siglerverse as well […]

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PANDEMIC Episode #3

Margaret Montoya’s life has fallen apart. After saving the world, she’s spent years as the target of endless Internet outrage for her role in the tragedy of Detroit. Her life is in shambles and she’s become a shut-in, staying in her house to hide away from the world. Her husband, Clarence Otto, was in the process of telling her their marriage was over when he got a call from Murray Longworth, the director of the Department of Special Threats. Now, Murray has come to her house to pay a visit — and it’s not a social call.

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PANDEMIC Episode #2

In Episode One, we saw the grisly demise of Wicked Charlie Petrovsky, the desperate struggle of Candice Walker, the endless efforts of the Orbital, and the long-term effects of Chelsea Jewel’s “smoochies.” In this episode, we catch up with two survivors of CONTAGIOUS—Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto. Five years after CONTAGIOUS ended, we see where life has landed these two heroes. We also meet a new character, Steve Stanton, a young engineer whose choices and actions will soon have a worldwide impact.

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PANDEMIC Episode #1

Junkies have been asking about this one forever and a day, and finally that day has come. Welcome to Episode One of the serial audiobook PANDEMIC, Book III of the INFECTED Trilogy. If you haven’t read the first two books, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, do that first! We beseech thee! Get those books in print, as eBooks or full-length audiobooks by visiting our INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS pages.

Let’s get this party started—the first of forty episodes in a serial audiobook that will last through May 2017. Get some!

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ALIGHT Episode #23 — Q & A

This week’s episode is the Q & A for ALIGHT. Now that we’ve finished podcasting the book, we hop on the mic to answer your questions about the story, the Siglerverse, and sundry other things.

We recorded this early in the week, and after we did we received a whole bunch more questions and comments.  So we’ll cover those in a short Friday Fix soon.

Until then, enjoy this slightly long, somewhat tipsy, tiny bit rambling ‘cast!

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ALIGHT Episode #22

Em and the Birthday Children united with Barkah and the Springers to defeat Aramovsky and bring peace to Omeoycan. But was it a happy ending? Barkah’s trechary resulted in the death of his father, the Springer king, making Barkah the new ruler of his people. Em and her friends are left to rebuild both their city and their culture. But a new threat lurks just around the corner, one that threatens everyone.

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