The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special guest: Matthew Graybosch
Matthew Graybosch is a Romantic science fantasy novelist from New York who codes for a living. He’s also a gamer, a long-haired metalhead, and a geek who passes for normal by not talking about the nerdy stuff that excites him. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife, two cats, and a bicycle that nags him whenever he doesn’t meet his daily word count. He’s hard at work on the next Starbreaker novel.
“All who threaten me die.”
These words made Morgan Stormrider’s reputation as one of the Phoenix Society’s deadliest IRD officers. He served with distinction as the Society’s avenger, hunting down anybody who dared kill an Adversary in the line of duty. After a decade spent living by the sword, Morgan seeks to bid a farewell to arms and make a new life with his friends as a musician.
Regardless of his faltering faith, the Phoenix Society has a final mission for Morgan Stormrider after a dictator’s accusations make him a liability to the organization. He must put everything aside, travel to Boston, and prove he is not the Society’s assassin. He must put down Alexander Liebenthal’s coup while taking him alive.
Despite the gravity of his task, Morgan cannot put aside his ex-girlfriend’s murder, or efforts to frame him and his closest friends for the crime. He cannot ignore a request from a trusted friend to investigate the theft of designs for a weapon before which even gods stand defenseless. He cannot disregard the corruption implied in the Phoenix Society’s willingness to make him a scapegoat should he fail to resolve the crisis in Boston without bloodshed.
The words with which Morgan Stormrider forged his reputation haunt him still.
We discuss the origins of Without Bloodshed, what happens when you write too much… in this case score a multi-book deal! How Matthew came up with the names and the story and why being a metalhead has it’s perks!
Make sure you follow Matthew on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+MatthewGraybosch/posts
Bring out your dead:
Why is disaster so much more interesting than satisfaction? Why is Paradise Lost compelling and Paradise Found, boring? (I’ve read both). Try writing a story about happy people.
Word of the Week:
German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott
Stepping down heavily on a stair that isn’t there
To be honest the reason I get my news from CNN is because it’s the only news channel I can remember.
4:00 PDTMay 23 – Kevin Smolker