Katie Bryski

Mar 062015

New releases always fill us with joy, and this week is no exception! Maine author Amy Bai joins us to talk about her debut novel SWORD: an epic fantasy with deeply realized characters, awesome worldbuilding, and pretty nifty swordplay. We geek out about history and the writing craft, and a good time is had by all…except Paul, whose power was struck down by poor weather. We deeply missed him!


Amy Bai

Amy Bai has been, by order of neither chronology nor preferences, a barista, a numbers-cruncher, a paper-pusher, and a garmhand. She likes thunderstorms, the enthusiasm of dogs, tall boots and long jackets, cinnamon basil, margaritas, and being surprised by the weirdness of her fellow humans. She lives in New England with her husband and her dogs, and travels, with her husband (though not the dogs, alas) as often as she can get away.

When she’s not writing in hermit-like solitude or plotting world domination via a silly-string war, you can catch Amy procrastinating on her blog.

Visit Amy here!

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Sword shall guide the hands of men…

For over a thousand years, the kingdom of Lardan has been at peace: isolated from the world, slowly forgetting the wild and deadly magic of its origins. Now the deepest truths of the past and the darkest predictions for the future survive only in the verses of nursery rhymes.

And prophecies are just nursery rhymes for gullible fools. Right?

So thinks Kyali Corwynall, daughter of the Lord General and the court’s only sword-wielding girl. She’s never bothered believing in faery stories. But one day, an old nursery rhyme she’s heard since childhood begins to come true, naming her as Sword and her brother and best friend as Song and Crown, saviors of the kingdom. When that ancient magic wakes, the future changes for everyone. In the space of a single night, her life unravels into violence and chaos.

Now Kyali must find a way to master the magic her people have abandoned, or watch her world – and her closest friends – fall to a war older than the kingdom itself.

You can find SWORD at:



Mar 062015

We sit down with author P.C. Haring to chat about cyberpunk, tech, podcasting, and all sorts of general geekery. Turns out that he has a bit of history with one of our hosts…hilarity and hijinx ensue!


P.C. Haring

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A fan of Science Fiction from an early age P.C. Haring has always been one of those who looked up at the night sky and wondered “what if…”

On 01/01/10, he began exploring those questions when he made his debut as a writer and podcast novelist with the release of the Cybrosis Podcast.  Since then he has not looked back.  He has contributed short stories to Scott Sigler’s The Crypt: Book 1 — The Crew podcast, Philippa Ballantine’s Chronicles of the Order, audio anthology, and Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine’s Tales from the Archives anthology where his podcast of “The Seven” won the 2012 Parsec Award for “Best Short Story.”

When he’s not writing and podcasting, P.C. Haring puts his Accounting degree, his MBA, and his CPA credentials to good use as a corporate accountant in the Chicagoland area.

You can find P.C. here:


Cybrosis: A Codename CIRIS Conspiracy

For Agent Ciris, the mission should have been simple: get in, apprehend the target, get out. But when the simple snatch and grab goes horribly awry, the world’s first cyborg finds herself backed into a corner. At odds with her superiors, she becomes embroiled in two conspiracies — one intended to destroy her with a cybernetic virus that will neutralize the technology that keeps her alive, the other intended to keep hidden the untold secrets of her origin. With the walls closing in around her, Ciris becomes a rogue agent with no one to trust and only one objective — unravel the shrouds of secrecy before time runs out.

Cybrosis is the debut novel by P.C. Haring. This cyberpunk action adventure was made available as a free podcast in 2010 and is the first in what promises to be a long line of titles by this author.

You can find Cybrosis at