May 122014
 

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For Vasilios Constantine Birlidis (V.C. Birlidis), the road to getting published has been a long one. The inspiration for his novel, Muse Unexpected, was ignited when he was a child, due to his father reading to him from a worn paperback about the Greek Myths. The myths were certainly not the sort of bedtime story to read to a nine year old with an overactive imagination, and although he often begged his father to read another one, Vasilios experienced many sleepless and anxiety filled nights during his childhood.

Beginning in junior high, Vasilios began to search for an outlet for his bottled-up creativity and auditioned and won placement in The New World School of the Arts (Formerly PAVAC), in their Musical Theater program, but it was during the summer of his 16th year that Vasilios discovered a true outlet for the creativity he didn’t know how to express. Always having been a fan of the ballet, Vasilios began taking classes at the renowned ballet instructor/studio, Martha Mahr School of Ballet. It was during the many grueling classical ballet classes where the overweight teenager was transformed into a strong, confident and lean individual.

Vasilios went on to perform with The Miami Ballet, BalletMet Columbus and Columbus Youth Ballet.

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Jul 072013
 

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Today’s guest is the fabulous Constance Phillips. A gifted author, her novel Resurrecting Harry, was a real treat when I read it earlier this year. The story, characters and writing were all captivating and a fun and different read.

About Constance Phillips

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff. When she’s not writing about fairies, shifters, vamps, and guardian angels, she’s working side-by-side with her husband in their hardwood flooring business.

Constance is actively involved in her local Romance Writers of America chapter (MVRWA) and the Southeast Michigan chapter of the United States Pony Club. When not writing or enjoying the outdoors, she loves reality television or can be found at a Rick Springfield concert (just look for the pink Converse high tops).

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Jun 302013
 

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Author Diane M. Haynes is today’s very special guest. Her YA Fantasy novel, Rift Healer, is a delightful and sometimes frightening romp through an Enchanted Forest.  Rift Healer was a YA finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and getting to know Diane these past months has been loads of fun. She is another one of the fabulous authors from Crescent Moon Press who was so very kind to help me as I embarked on my own publishing journey.

About Diane M. Haynes

Diane Haynes grew up drawing, painting and sculpting. Writing was relegated to the occasional short story or reports written while working with disabled adults. Although she’s written at least a dozen short stories over the years, most have been relegated to notebooks in a drawer.
She wrote Rift Healer between serving customers at her New Age shop during the months of April, May and June, 2009 and spent the next 18 months editing. Crescent Moon Press, the first publisher she submitted the book to, bought it.
Diane lives in Central MA. where she and her husband care for their Special Needs friend, Richard and two rescued Basset Hounds, Boris and Ruby, whose sad pasts do nothing to diminish their spirit or their willingness to be naughty.

 

Read on for more about Diane and Rift Healer!
Jun 202013
 

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Award-winning author David Brin is a scientist, futurist and our guest here at MythBehaving. I’ve been a fan of his novels for a very long time and it was an honor to get to interview him.

About David Brin

As a scientist/futurist, David is seen frequently on television shows such as The ArchiTechs, Universe, and Life After People (most popular show ever on the History Channel) – with many appearances on PBS, BBC and NPR. An inventor with many patents, he is in-demand to speak about future trends, keynoting for IBM, Google, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, the Mauldin Group, and Casey Research, all the way to think tanks, Homeland Security, and the CIA.  (http://www.davidbrin.com/speaker.html)

With degrees from Caltech and the University of California-San Diego, Dr. Brin serves serves on advisory panels ranging from astronomy, NASA innovative concepts, nanotech, and SETI to national defense and technological ethics. His nonfiction book The Transparent Society explores the dangers of secrecy and loss of privacy in our modern world. It garnered the prestigious Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association. (http://www.davidbrin.com )

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May 012013
 

Spain_2009_085Interviewing G.J. Berger was a real treat. Not least of all because this is not only one of my author friends, but a friend I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with. I have tremendous admiration and respect for GJ. he has done what I’d be way to chicken to do on my first book. And he did it brilliantly. If you want to self-publish, then I think GJ has a template that works.

Read on for more about GJ and excerpts from the show.

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Apr 162013
 

Alice LoweeceyIt was loads of fun interviewing Alice Loweecey! She’s such a dynamic writer and just all-around awesome person. Of course, I might be a tiny bit biased since she was such a support and help to me when I first started submitting my draft query letters for feedback over on Absolute Write. But Alice’s books are a much fun to read as she is to know.

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Mar 182013
 

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Our latest guest is another of the founding fathers of the steampunk genre, James P. Blaylock. The author of many books in that genre, as well as contemporary fantasy, I had the pleasure of meeting Jim years ago. Many, many years ago. If you love steampunk and contemporary fantasy, then Jim is one author who should be on your Must Read list. A prolific writer, with a distinctive, thoroughly entertaining style, Jim is a delightful guest and a very welcome addition to MythBehaving podcast. This is one show you do not want to miss!

 

Read on for excerpts from the show and find out more Jim and his books.

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Feb 252013
 

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Our fifth guest is critically acclaimed author of Rock, Paper, Tiger and Getaway, Lisa Brackmann. One of the things I like best about Lisa is her passion. Whether it’s helping a newbie author rewrite her query for the eleventieth time (yes, she did that for me) or talking about China or drug cartels, she is always completely engaged. She’s intelligent and well-read and knows tons about a variety of subjects. That could be intimidating, but Lisa also brings a warmth and generosity of spirit that makes you feel right at home with her.

Read on for a few of the excerpts from Lisa’s thoughts on a variety of topics!

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Feb 122013
 

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Getting to interview debut mystery author, LynDee Walker, was such a treat! LynDee is the author of breakout novel, Font Page Fatality, which introduces the stylish intrepid reporter, Nichelle Clark. LynDee is another special guest because I’ve known her for over a year and our adventures on the road to publishing were running a parallel track. We even sold our first novels within two weeks of each other. LynDee has some great information for those writers wanting to get published, as well tips about beta readers. I’m lucky and privileged to be one of LynDee’s own beta readers.

 

Want to know more about LynDee and her fun new mystery? Well, read on and we’ll even give you a couple of excerpts!

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Jan 292013
 

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We were very happy to welcome Gretchen McNeil as our special guest for our third episode. Gretchen is the author of Possess and Ten. I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with Gretchen for the last year in an online writers’ group we both belong to. One of the things that amazes me and that I admire tremendously about Gretchen is her savvy about the publishing industry. She really seems to have her finger on the pulse of what’s going on. Make no mistake: this is one smart lady and she knows her stuff when it comes to writing and the industry.

Gretchen has a special MythBehavior. Listen to her interview to find out what it is!

But meantime, you can also get a couple of wise tidbits from Gretchen’s interview, links to her books and social media by reading on…

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