Authors in Focus Episode 12: Interview with James Maxey by JMD Reid

Hi! Welcome to this episode of Authors in Focus Podcast. I’m James Reid, a fantasy author publishing as JMD Reid. This podcast is all about getting to know writers, their books, and what makes them tick.

We all have a storyteller inside of us. Join me as we find out what the rising stars and established voices in publishing have to say about their craft and inspiration.

I am excited to say that my second fantasy series, Secret of the Jewels, is being published. Diamond StainedRuby RuinsObsidian Mind, and Emerald Strength are out on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited.

Today, I’m interviewing James A Maxey, author of the post-apocalyptic fantasy novel Dragonsgate: Devil!

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Authors in Focus Episode 14: Interview with Darian Smith by JMD Reid

Hi! Welcome to this episode of Authors in Focus Podcast. I’m James Reid, a fantasy author publishing as JMD Reid. This podcast is all about getting to know writers, their books, and what makes them tick.

We all have a storyteller inside of us. Join me as we find out what the rising stars and established voices in publishing have to say about their craft and inspiration.

I am excited to say that my second fantasy series, Secret of the Jewels, is being published. Diamond StainedRuby RuinsObsidian Mind, and Emerald Strength are out on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited.

Today, I’m interviewing Darian Smith, the author of the fantasy novel Kalanon’s Rising!

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Fantasy Book Kalanon’s Rising and Exploring the Psychology of Great Characters with Darian Smith on the Podcast

Darian Smith Author

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 115 with Darian Smith.

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy 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.

This show will cover everything to do with 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.

Kicking off things this week, I’m deep into writing the first draft of my next book, Huntress Defender. That is the sixth book in the Huntress Clan Saga series and is going to wrap up a lot of loose ends. That makes it both fun and simultaneously terrifying to write. Anyway, I’ll keep you up to date on how that process goes here on the show.

In the meantime, check out Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

Huntress Initiate book cover

If you’re interested in more information on what I’m up to, check out my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and on my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com.

Let’s go ahead with today’s interview. Darian Smith writes mainly speculative fiction (fantasy) and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife (who also writes) and their black cat (who doesn’t) and by day works with people living with neuromuscular conditions.

He has been lucky enough to have his writing win him two Koru Awards, the SpecFicNZ/Steam Press manuscript competition, a Sir Julius Vogel Award, and assorted short story competitions.

Darian is a qualified counsellor/family therapist and has used this knowledge of psychology to create a resource for writers on developing characters and conflict in fiction.

He can also be seen – by those very swift with the pause button – on television shows such as Legend of the Seeker and Spartacus where he is invariably a henchman of some kind and is most easily recognized on screen while being murdered by Spartacus.

Check out this chat with Darian where we take a look at his book, Kalanon’s Rising.

Kalanon's Rising Cover
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COVER REVEAL: The Crystal Heist by Joanna White

Alyra is a thief desperately trying to survive in the slums of Lower Kryston. Every day is a constant struggle for survival, but no one will trust her because of her Thief Mark. After she ends up in prison, Alyra meets a mysterious stranger who soon changes her life. Makai protects her and together, they pull off a few scams that earn them a bit of money.

Yet it’s still not enough.

Together, Alyra and Makai gather a ragtag team of thieves to pull off the greatest heist Kryston has ever seen. If they pull it off and steal the Sky Orb, the social classes will be destroyed and Kryston will be changed forever. But several members of their team have their own ideas of what to do with the Sky Orb…

Can they pull off the Crystal Heist to change Kryston forever or will their team’s selfish goals stand in their way?

The Crystal Heist is a character-driven, fantasy adventure with characters that will stay with you long after the story is over.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Heist-Joanna-White-ebook/dp/B0832DWKB7

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Authors in Focus Episode 11: Interview with Martin Owton by JMD Reid

Hi! Welcome to this episode of Authors in Focus Podcast. I’m James Reid, a fantasy author publishing as JMD Reid. This podcast is all about getting to know writers, their books, and what makes them tick.

We all have a storyteller inside of us. Join me as we find out what the rising stars and established voices in publishing have to say about their craft and inspiration.

I am excited to say that my second fantasy series, Secret of the Jewels, is being published. Diamond StainedRuby RuinsObsidian Mind, and Emerald Strength are out on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited.

Today, I’m joined by Martin Owton, the author of the fantasy adventure novel, Exile!

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Authors in Focus Episode 10: Interview with William David Ellis by JMD Reid

Hi! Welcome to this episode of Authors in Focus Podcast. I’m James Reid, a fantasy author publishing as JMD Reid. This podcast is all about getting to know writers, their books, and what makes them tick.

We all have a storyteller inside of us. Join me as we find out what the rising stars and established voices in publishing have to say about their craft and inspiration.

I am excited to say that my second fantasy series, Secret of the Jewels, is being published. Diamond StainedRuby Ruins, and Obsidian Mind are out on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited.

Today, I’m interviewing William Davis Ellis is the author of The Princess Who Forgot She Was Beautiful, a Christian Fantasy Novel.

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Chronicles of Lorrek Re-Release and Boxed Set Fantasy Gold with Kelly Blanchard on the Podcast

Kelly Blanchard Author Photo

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 114 with Kelly Blanchard.

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy 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.

This show will cover everything to do with 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.

Starting off with my update. Huntress Cadet, Book 5 is in to the editor. It is scheduled for release on July 8th and I’m excited to get it out and into your hands. I’ve already started plotting out the next in that series, Huntress Defender. There are a lot of threads in the earlier stories to tie up there and I’m looking forward into digging into writing the story starting next week.

In the meantime, check out Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

If you’re interested in more information on what I’m up to, check out my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and on my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com.

In this episode I get to chat with author, Kelly Blanchard again. Kelly recently released the first three books in her Chronicles of Lorek series as a boxed set as she moves to write with the team at Fallbrandt Press.

Check out this episode where we talk about her books and what she has planned next.

Chronicles of Lorrek Boxed Set cover
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Authors in Focus Episode 9: Interview with Dan and Robert Zangari by JMD Reid

Hi! Welcome to this episode of Authors in Focus Podcast. I’m James Reid, a fantasy author publishing as JMD Reid. This podcast is all about getting to know writers, their books, and what makes them tick.

We all have a storyteller inside of us. Join me as we find out what the rising stars and established voices in publishing have to say about their craft and inspiration.

I am excited to say that my second fantasy series, Secret of the Jewels, is being published. Diamond StainedRuby Ruins, and Obsidian Mind are out on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited.

Today, I’m interviewing Dan Zangari and his son, Robert. They are the co-authors of A Prince’s Errand, the start of an epic fantasy novel which is now an audiobook!

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The Rise of the Crystal Dragon Series with Katie Cherry on the Podcast

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 113 with Katie Cherry.

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy 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.

This show will cover everything to do with 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.

Kicking off things this week, I’ll start with my author update. I started writing Huntress Defender today, book 6 in the Huntress Clan Saga. I’ve really enjoyed writing about Quinn Faust and her adventures in these stories. Book 5, Huntress Adept, is due out in about a month and I can’t wait to get it into your hands. you will like it, too.

In the meantime, check out Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

If you’re interested in more information on what I’m up to, check out my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and on my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com.

On today’s show I interview, author Katie Cherry who returns to our show to talk about the release of the first three books in her Crystal Dragon Saga in Omnibus boxed set form. We chat about dragons in fantasy, creating compelling magic systems, and a lot more. Check it out.

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Authors in Focus Episode 8: Interview with Mark Johnson by JMD Reid

Hi! Welcome to this episode of Authors in Focus Podcast. I’m James Reid, a fantasy author publishing as JMD Reid. This podcast is all about getting to know writers, their books, and what makes them tick.

We all have a storyteller inside of us. Join me as we find out what the rising stars and established voices in publishing have to say about their craft and inspiration.

I am excited to say that my second fantasy series, Secret of the Jewels, is being published. Diamond StainedRuby Ruins, and Obsidian Mind are out on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited.

Today, I’m interviewing Mark Johnson, the author of the Epic Fantasy novel The Renegade Within.

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