Good day and welcome to this episode of the Fantasy Focus podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.
From epic fantasy, Urban fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.
First an update on what I’ve been working on. I just got back from a week-long trip to Austin, Texas for the final Smarter Artist Summit. It was awesome hanging out with several hundred people who I’d call my tribe. We talked about how to write better stories and great ways to interact with readers like all of you in the podcast audience.
Now I’m back home and hard at work on the next project, Book 2 in my Sapiens Run Trilogy, Cyber’s Escape. It’s pretty intense, carrying over the energy from Book 1 which is coming out this coming April. This YA coming of age cyberpunk story is near and dear to my heart for a variety of reasons. I’m hoping all of you will like it, too.
individual books. Look for those wherever you listen to audiobooks, including your local library where you can listen for free through whatever app they’re using. Just search there and you’ll find all the books I’ve ported over to audio.
Okay, enough about me. Let’s get into the special guest for this episode. Today, we have Anna Smith Spark on the show. She’s critically acclaimed, with the Gemmell and BSF awards shortlisted Empires of Dust grimdark epic fantasy series. That includes The Court of Broken Knives, The Tower of Living and Dying, and The House of Sacrifice.
Anna is multi-talented with a host of previous jobs including English teacher, petty bureaucrat, and even fetish model. If you run into her at a con, you may know she’s coming by the heels of her shoes. You can find her on Twitter at