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Podcast: Happy Friday 017

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 17 of my podcast.

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Show Notes
0:01 Introduction. Announcements: Who Killed Walter Carton? wraps up, and Hide and Seek starts; progress report on the Special People comic; price drop on naming my mad scientist/necromancer character.

6:50 Year of Stories: Discussion of We Dragons and Leon the Dragon.

11:48 Q&A: Question from @Ocelorean about Innis’s List.

17:05 Sign-off.

Questions

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Year of Stories – Week 20 part 3

The evil Thar! Plush creatures by Tally Heilke.

Leon the dragon adventures wrap up, for this week, in his third story.

While Leon the dragon and his mother are on their way to visit some friends, an evil monster appears. Does anyone have a chance to stop him? It’s a good thing Leon has been making so many friends!

Read the story, and remember to check out Tally Heilke’s Etsy store to get your hands on hand-crafted versions of the characters!

Year of Stories – Week 20 part 2

Leon the dragon returns today, in his second story.

Leon is a happy little fire-breathing dragon, but there’s so much about the world that he doesn’t know. When he makes a new friend, he learns that the world is much bigger than he ever thought, and it’s filled with all kinds of interesting people!

Read the story, and remember to check out Tally Heilke’s Etsy store to get your hands on hand-crafted versions of the characters!

Podcast: Happy Friday 016

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 16 of my podcast.

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Show Notes
0:01 Introduction.

1:38 Year of Stories: Discussion of Adaptations.

4:58 Losing Freight: Some alternate poll outcomes.

10:53 Q&A: Questions from @OddModlin and @Invariel. (Warning: there are Special People spoilers in Invariel’s questions!)

17:38 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com or contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Year of Stories – Week 18

The Year of Stories is undergoing a bit of change.

I’ve decided not to offer individual short stories for sale anymore. I’ll still be bundling together each month’s worth of stories if you want to read them in advance of when they go up here on the site, but the amount of time and effort required to make them individually available has turned out not to be worthwhile, especially with a new baby taking up more of my time.

Don’t worry; you’ll still get a free short story every Monday! Today the offering is The Interno, a 1,700-word sci-fi comedy.

Dr. Graeme Carter and Dr. Jefferson Parkindale have been coworkers for many years, but lately Dr. Parkindale has been acting, well, a little more eccentric than usual. He smiles more, for one thing. In fact, he never seems to stop smiling anymore. Does the mysterious new Interno technology have something to do with it?

Enjoy!

Year of Stories – Week 15

Welcome to week 15 of the Year of Stories!

Free this week is Jef and the Sad Sack, a 5,300-word sci-fi children’s story. Read it now! You can also buy it for 99¢ in the Store.

Synopsis
There is a boy who lives in an attic. His name, when he bothers to remember it, is Jef. No one ever comes to visit Jef except the man at the trapdoor, until one day a spaceship crashes into Jef’s attic and whisks him away on a fantastic adventure!

The highlighted Store release for this week is The Valley, a 3,500-word sci-fi/fantasy crossover. Read it now for only $0.99!

Synopsis
In a laboratory somewhere on Earth, a vast scientific project is about to bear fruit. Meanwhile, somewhere else entirely, a girl pleads with an old mystic named Kolio to save her mother’s life, or, failing that, at least her soul. In the valley of the lifewater, two worlds collide…

To read previously released stories, check out the Year of Stories page.

Live-Writing on April 6

I will live-write a short story using Google Docs tomorrow, April 6, at 9 AM PST (unless my baby arrives first). I’ll post a link on Facebook and Twitter before I start.

Read along as I write! There will be chances for readers to decide on plot points and descriptions and have input into the story as I’m writing it.

Here’s the link. See how things turned out!