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Page Break is a collection of casual conversations between epic fantasy author Brian McClellan and fellow creative professionals—like two friends sitting down over lunch to discuss career, craft, family, and hobbies. Authorhood is a quiet sort of minor fame where the person behind the words is often obscured by the works they’ve created. Brian aims to use this podcast to find out more about his friends and colleagues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Brian’s guest is author and podcaster Mallory O’Meara. Mallory wrote the bestselling nonfiction book The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick. Her upcoming Girly Drinks, a feminist history of women and alcohol, is out just a week from broadcast of this episode. Mallory is also the co-host of the lit…
 
Brian's guest is Youtuber and author Daniel Greene! Daniel is the writer and performer behind the hugely popular Fantasy News Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as the author of the epic fantasy novellas Breach of Peace and Rebel’s Creed. Daniel and Brian chat about what it’s like to be on the other side of the reviewer’s crosshairs, the massive …
 
Brian's guest is author Brent Weeks. Brent is known for the Night Angel Trilogy and Lightbringer series, two acclaimed and best-selling epic fantasies. Brent and Brian dig pretty deep into the world of an epic fantasy writer – they talk about the bloat experienced by most long series; how writing dark scenes can affect mental health; what Brent is …
 
Brian's guest this week is YA author Aprilynne Pike. Aprilynne burst onto the scene with her debut novel Wings, which hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list on its second week of release back in 2009. She’s also written the Earthbound Series, the Charlotte Westing Chronicles, and the Kingdom of Versailles. Brian chats with Aprilynne about bei…
 
Brian's guest is novelist and comedy writer Robert Brockway. Robert got his start during what many listeners will think of as the golden age of Cracked.com, editing and writing funny articles that were read by hundreds of thousands of people every week. Robert’s comedy chops have since moved on to co-found 1900HotDog.com. Robert is also the author …
 
Brian's guest is bestselling novelist and screenwriter Pierce Brown. Pierce is known for his excellent Red Rising space opera. During their chat, Pierce dissects Brian's childhood and they philosophize about the headspace of writing as well as their mutual love of video games. They talk about screenwriting, and Pierce even gives a bit of an update …
 
Brian’s guest is horror and science fiction writer, Dan Wells. Dan is the author of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed I am Not a Serial Killer, which was turned into a major motion picture in 2016. He’s also written the Partials Sequence, the Mirador series, the Audible Original Zero G, and a number of other novellas, short stories, and sta…
 
Brian’s guest is the venerable science fiction and fantasy author Maggie Ogden – better known by her pen names Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm. Robin is best known to fantasy readers for her multiple series set in the Realm of the Elderlings. These include, but are not limited to, the Farseer Trilogy and the Liveship Traders Trilogy. Brian and Robin …
 
Brian’s guest is Twitch streamer, youtuber, performer, professional tabletop roleplayer, and all-around content creator Mark Hulmes. Mark is the creator of the very successful dungeons and dragons Twitch show, HighRollers, and has had numerous guest spots as both a player and dungeon master on shows all over the internet—including Critical Role. Th…
 
Brian’s guest is multi-genre novelist and comic writer Delilah S. Dawson. Delilah is known for her widespread work with tie-in fiction including Star Wars, Spiderman, Rick and Morty, Hellboy, and Firefly. She writes fantasy under the name Lila Bowen with the Shadow series, and comedy fantasy in partnership with Kevin Hearne on the Tales of Pell ser…
 
Brian's guest is software engineer and award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Aliette de Bodard. Aliette has been published in magazines, ezines, collections, and in long form by major publishers across a prolific career. She has either been nominated for or outright won many of the big awards in genre publishing. Aliette and Brian talked…
 
Brian's guest is podcaster, tech journalist, and author Tom Merritt. Tom has a wildly prolific career, starting in local radio and working for CNET, the Twit.tv network, and numerous freelance radio, writing, and podcast gigs. He currently hosts the Daily Tech News Show and Cordkillers, as well as the science fiction and fantasy podcast Sword and L…
 
Brian’s guest is bestselling romantic fantasy author Charlie N Holmberg. Her books include the Paper Magician, Smoke and Summons, Spellbreaker, the Will and the Wilds, and the upcoming Star Mother. In addition to her full time job as a writer she dabbles in music and podcasting. She’s been published in over twenty languages and has hit the Wall Str…
 
Brian’s guest is science fiction author Wesley Chu. Wes is the author of the Lives of Tao and Time Salvager. In addition to his own work, he’s written tie-in fiction for both the Walking Dead and Cassandra Claire’s Mortal Instruments. Wes and Brian have been friends since their debut novels came out in the same month back in 2013, and they dive rig…
 
Brian's guest is epic fantasy author Peter V Brett. Pete is the creator of the best-selling Demon Cycle, a five-book series he finished in 2017. The first book in a new series set in the same world is coming in August 2021, just two months from this recording. Brian and Pete talk about Pete's love of comics, his background in pharmaceutical marketi…
 
Brian's guest is podcaster, host, and all around media personality, Veronica Belmont. Reading listeners will know Veronica from her from her book club podcasts Sword and Laser and Vaginal Fantasy, while the more tech savvy will know her as the speaker, host, and presenter of a number of shows for CNET, Gizmodo, Sony, and more. Brian spoke with Vero…
 
Brian's first guest is writer and producer Joseph Mallozzi. Joe is known for his long stint with Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate Universe, as well as Dark Matter and Utopia Falls. Joe is also working with the production company that purchased the Powder Mage TV rights and he gives us a little insight into what that process looks like…
 
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