Download the App!

show episodes
 
OMG Books brings you into the brains behind your favorite books. Covering fiction and non-fiction, we invite each author into an informal discussion of what makes them tick and what makes their stories talk to readers. Digging into the facts as much as the fiction, you’ll connect with each guest on a whole new level. Yes, each interview is packed with more juice and chutzpah than can safely be consumed in one sitting. And yet, we do it anyway. A new show will arrive each Tuesday bringing you ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Here we are now at 28 episodes and also the end of season 1! Holy amazeballs, Captain Kirk. It's been a wild ride. There were triumphs. There were tragedies. There were glorious moments of hilarious absurdity. Yes, that's my bag. In today's episode, I do a quick recap of season 1 and give a glimpse of the new direction that we'll be moving in for s…
 
We chat with Nicholas Sansbury Smith, the grandfather of the post-apocalyptic genre! (I call him that, at least.) We discuss his experiences as a hybrid author and how that works with his numerous and successful series. He talks about how hard it can be to end a series. With so many series in his catalog, he should know! He also talks about his col…
 
We chat with Wayne Stinnett, bestselling author of the Jesse McDermitt series. Wayne tells us how driving trucks led to writing books and how that led to a life he’s always dreamed of. We hear why Fallen Pride was the hardest book he’s ever written. We also reveal why Wayne and I have to be on a Homeland Security watch list. He talks about his jour…
 
We chat with rock star of indie publishing, Craig Martelle, bestselling author of the Terry Henry Walton Chronicles. He swears he hasn’t demolished a hotel room… yet! Craig tells us about what his sister did to the very first book ever wrote. Bring your tissues! He also talks about his collaboration with Michael Anderle and what they have going on …
 
We chat with J Thorn and Zach Bohannon, bestselling authors of the Barren series. In the interview, we discuss how their co-writing process works and how it got started. We also discuss collaboration in general and guidelines that will improve the odds of one working out. They tell us about their growing business, Molten Universe Medium, and where …
 
We chat with Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky. He’s also written numerous other novels including a series co-written with James Patterson. Mark shares with us the incredible manner in which the story of Pino Lella came into his life. We hear how his time spent with Pino had an immediate impact on his life. We also discuss …
 
We chat with million plus copy bestseller Adam Croft, author of megahits like Her Last Tomorrow. Adam tells us how he got into the writing career and how one of his previous jobs made him a customer service hate magnet. He escaped! He also goes over his latest approaches and how he managed to knock JK Rowling down to #2 on the charts. He shares wit…
 
We chat with New York Times Bestselling author Jason Fry about his newly released novelization of the movie, The Last Jedi. Prepare for a nerdgasm! You see, I love Star Wars and you’ll find out Jason loves it even more. From his one kid wikipedia journal covering the original comic books to writing Luke’s final scene, he’s been deep into it from th…
 
We chat with live wire author Logan Keys about her new bestselling series, The Long Fall, which she cowrites with Mike Kraus. She tells us about what she’s learned cowriting with him. She also tells us about her unique youth in a household of Hollywood shakers. We discuss what she calls Open Mic Night and how important it is for creative types. She…
 
We chat with Ryan Schow, a new voice in the PA genre who is absolutely crushing it with his new series, The Last War. We find out how Elon Musk inspired the idea behind the series and how parenting as a theme is explored in a post-apocalyptic context. (And I thought parenting in everyday life was hard enough!) He talks about how marketing played in…
 
We chat with Robert Storey, bestselling author of the Ancient Origins series. He tells us how he deals with a medical condition called Cervical Dystonia and how that has affected his writing career. We delve into why he always ends up writing gigantic stories and the challenges of writing such stories in a series. He opens up about a particularly b…
 
We chat with Chuck Grossart, bestselling author of The Gemini Effect which won the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. He tells us about being a missileer. You know, the folks in charge of launching ICBMs. You know, nukes. Talk about a day job. We find out how his first book transformed and years later beca…
 
We chat with Jeff Olah, bestselling author of The Dead Years and also The Last Outbreak series. This is Jeff’s first podcast interview. You might say I was Jeff’s first time! (But you probably shouldn’t.) We discuss the perils of the writerly life (going batguano crazy is one) and what he does to stay healthy and sane. And he shares Jeff’s Top Shel…
 
We chat with JT Sawyer, which is the pen name for Tony Nestor. Tony is a living legend in the field of survival and bushcraft skills. We find out how reading Emerson and Thoreau impacted his college career. (Any guesses? Haha.) He tells us about his most disturbing experience as a guide, which sounds like the setup for a horror movie. He talks abou…
 
Today we do something a little different. The variety in life is what gives it flavor. Am I right? In this episode, you (fair listener) and I (your intrepid host) go on an adventure together in the form of my first narrated story, Saint John. I’ve wanted to make my stories available as audiobooks for some time and this turned out to be a parallel p…
 
We chat with Russell Blake, bestselling author of the Jet series and quite a few other books as well. This one is an interview for the ages. We discuss culture, society, history, the future of mankind and, last but not least, tequila. Russell tells us how tequila delivers on every promise it makes and how William Shatner once told him to "Shut up!"…
 
We chat with Shawn Chesser, bestselling author of the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series. We find out how Shawn wrote his first book in a crazy way only made possible by modern technology. He tells the story about how he used to wash dishes so awesomely that some people thought he was playing rock music. (I don’t do it that well.) We reflect on…
 
We chat with Steven Konkoly, USA Today bestselling author of The Perseid Collapse series and several other series as well. He tells us how he publishes both as an indie and with a traditional publisher. We find out how manages so many series and also how The Black Flagged series is similar to Whack-a-Mole. We hear about Kindle Worlds and how he has…
 
This week we chat with Peter Meredith, author of the bestselling The Undead World series. He give us the member's only look at his beloved character Jillybean. That girl is crazy, in the best way. We hear about the scariest moment in his life and how that turned into one of his first written stories. He reveals an embarrassing fact about himself an…
 
We chat with Tim Tigner, bestselling author of the Kyle Achilles series. He tells us about his time as a Green Beret working in Soviet Counterintelligence. He also shares the events and realizations that transformed him from being an underachiever to now having a resume that reads like fiction. We also dive into Google Translate to calibrate it aga…
 
We chat with Jacqueline Druga, whom I am unofficially naming the Queen of the Post Apocalyptic genre. She tells us how she pulls off being a writer, a screenwriter, a director, an actor, and more. We find out how she became pen pals with Charlton Heston back when she was ten years old. Really? Yes! She reveals the secrets behind her insane level of…
 
We chat with Mark Tufo, author of the bestselling Zombie Fallout series. He tells us about how the ZF series got started and how it was originally intended to be quite different with the title Zombie Follies. We hear about the day he was one second away from quitting writing and what happened that stayed the execution. He also recounts a few crazy …
 
We chat with Michael Stephen Fuchs, author of the bestselling Arisen series, in his first ever podcast interview! We find out what happened after he got his first book published over ten years ago. Things didn't turn out like he expected... in his love life and beyond! Michael shares life lessons he's learned from the military men and women on whic…
 
We chat with Bobby Adair, author of the bestselling Slow Burn series. We find out how he left behind promising careers as a rocket scientist, as a lead guitarist in a rock and roll band, as a fast food franchise magnate, and even as an employee of an unnamed business that sports a really nice campus. My guess is Apple! We discuss the recipe for suc…
 
Anthony gives us the inside scoop on a new book that he and Nicholas Sansbury Smith have in the works, on what his single biggest struggle would be in a post apocalyptic world (you'll never guess!), and also where his fiance rates in his list of life priorities. Is the wedding off? And in a moment of totally unsolicited career counseling, we even a…
 
We chat with Franklin Horton, author of the bestselling The Borrowed World series. We find out how Franklin views being prepared in the modern world and how that is reflected in his books, and even how information in his stories can help people in real life emergency situations. He reveals how long it's taken him to make a go of being an author. HI…
 
We chat with WJ Lundy, author of the bestselling WTF series. We find out how WJ won writing awards in his younger years, until he started reading stories about certain mature content and that influence made its way into his writing. The awards quickly turned into recommendations that his stories didn't belong in school. Ahh, the heartache of an asp…
 
Welcome to the first episode of OMG Books, a podcast that takes you on a trip into the brains of bestselling authors. In this episode, we chat with Dirk Patton, author of the bestselling V Plague series. We find out how powerful storytelling can touch people’s lives in unexpected ways. We also find out a deep, dark secret that has never been reveal…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login