Oct 202014

M. Joseph Murphy

It was especially cool to interview M. Joseph Murphy. I’ve had the chance to get to know Joe over social media and work with him on several projects. Not only is he a talented author, he is also the cover artist for my Modern Magics series. Yep, he did the entire series.


 M. Joseph Murphy

Joe Murphy

Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from at the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there.

As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

When not writing, Joseph works as Lead Accounting instructor at Everest College. He also lectures to other businesses on outside-the-box marketing. He lives in Windsor, ON (right across the stream from Detroit, Michigan) with his husband, two cats, and shy-but-friendly ghost.


You can find Joseph at these links:

Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter 


Excerpts from Episode 36

Joseph on writing a genre-bending novel: “As soon as you start creating new races, the magic system has to change.”

Joseph on cover art: “I think someone people forget, but I think the font choice is as, if not more important than the image itself.”


 A Fallen Hero Rises

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Three hundred years ago, a group of heroes imprisoned a dark god and his lieutenants in a hell dimension known as the Void. Since then, the people of Maghe Sihre have lived in relative peace. Now, a secret war brews at the edge of civilization.

Tadgh Dooley, a young man from Earth, is burdened with a dangerous and impossible power. He has the ability to warp the fabric of reality, to make his wishes come true. The armies of evil see him as a weapon. They will not rest until they control him.

A mysterious force transports Tadgh to Maghe Sihre and, in doing so, ruptures the Void. Worse, each time he uses his ability, the Void cracks open a little further. Prisoners start to escape. If Tadgh can’t control his power, he risks shattering the Void completely, unleashing the dark god on an unprepared world.

And what does the appearance of the Sword of Kassandra mean for the people of Maghe Sihre?

 You can find A Fallen Hero Rises at these retailers

Ebook:  Amazon     |      Kobo     |     Smashwords     |     iTunes
Buy the paperback:  Amazon – Paperback Version

Oct 142014




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The Castle Blues Quake

Children’s, Young Adult – Sci Fi / Fantasy
Tour Dates: October 14 – October 24, 2014
Blog Tour with Giveaway

12-year-old Pepper Connelly leaves her best friend, Chrissie, behind when her family moves from New York City to Santa Cruz, CA. Pepper discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in her backyard shed. Unknown to Pepper, Corey is a ghost trying to contact his grandfather, Boppie, before he crosses over. He tells Pepper he must locate Boppie before Social Services finds him. Pepper agrees to help.

While Pepper’s communication with Chrissie dwindles, her friendship with Corey grows. She tells Corey about her passion for writing songs, and throughout the story, she composes a song about Corey. Corey teaches Pepper to play the harmonica. Soon, she’s torn between finding Boppie and knowing when she does, Corey will certainly go back on the road with his traveling-musician grandfather.

Other characters help her on her quest: new classmate Ally Cressman, who dresses in an odd-ball, non-mall style; Sawtooth Sam, the mysterious saw-playing street musician; and Madame Mchumba, who performs her psychic readings at the Boardwalk amusement park.

Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeists, and crystal ball readings propel Pepper toward the shocking conclusion of her search.





 Linda Covella

Profile Picture_Charlie CutLinda Covella’s varied job experience and education (associate degrees in art, business and mechanical drafting & design, a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing.

A writer for over 30 years, her first official publication was a restaurant review column in a local newspaper, and as a freelance writer, she continued to publish numerous articles in a variety of publications. But when she published articles for children’s magazines (“Games and Toys in Ancient Rome” and “Traveling the Tokaido in 17th Century Japan,” in Learning Through History magazine, and “Barry’s Very Grown Up Day” in Zootles magazine), she realized she’d found her niche: writing for children. She wants to share with kids and teens her love of books:  the worlds they open, the things they teach, the feelings they express.

Yakimali’s Gift, a historical novel for young adults published by Astraea Press, and middle grade paranormal The Castle Blues Quake published by Beau Coup Publishing are her first novels.

She’s a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

No matter what new paths she may travel down, she sees her writing as a lifelong joy and commitment.


You can find Linda at these links:

Linda’s Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter

Goodreads     |     Pinterest



This Giveaway is open Internationally. You must be 13+ to enter.


2 Winners will each receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

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Oct 062014
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Vampiric Virtual Book Tour

The Devil’s Liege



Being a vampire isn’t all it’s cracked up to be- in fact, it kind of sucks.

After surviving his duel with Lilith, Mathias thought that he could relax. That is until he discovers that, Nossy, the new king, has been kidnapped.

When the investigating vampires seem to have no clue how to rescue Nosferatu, Mathias must step in. Everything is peachy until Mathias is named the next new king in order to stop the man behind Nossy’s kidnapping from taking over the throne.

Suddenly, his life is not his own again, and Mathias must make a choice: risk his life to find his friend, or sit back and watch disaster unfold.

You can buy The Devil’s Liege at these links:

Amazon US and Amazon UK

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Oct 052014



Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for Agency Rules by Khalid Muhammad. This critically acclaimed political thriller is an action-packed page-turner!

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Agency Rules

Celebrated as a ragtag force that defeated and broke the Soviet Union, no one predicted the Mujahideen would bring with them a plague that would spread like wildfire through Pakistan in the years to follow. When the battle-worn fighters returned with no enemy or war to fight, they turned their sights on the country that had been their creator and benefactor.

From the same battlegrounds that birthed the Mujahideen, a young Kamal Khan emerges as a different breed of warrior. Discarding his wealthy family comforts, Kamal becomes a precision sniper, an invincible commando and a clandestine operative bringing intimidation, dominance and death with him to the battlefield. Ending the plague is his prime directive.

Shrouded in political expediency, hampered by internal power struggles, international espionage and doublespeak that makes Washington’s spin doctors proud, Kamal’s mission is a nightmare of rampant militant fundamentalism that threatens to choke and take Pakistan hostage. For him, the fight is not just for freedom, but the survival of a nation.

You can buy Agency Rules at the link below:


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Oct 012014

Introducing New Co-Hosts – Katie Bryski & Paul Ellis

What a treat to welcome Katie Bryski and Paul Ellis to the show as our new co-hosts! Carla Clifton is on hiatus and MythBehaving is very fortunate to add Katie and Paul to our lineup, along with Maer Wilson. Episode 35 is a Roundtable where our three hosts discuss their writing and books.



 Katie Bryski


KT Bryski is a Canadian author and podcaster. She made her podcasting and publishing debut with Hapax, an apocalyptic fantasy with Dragon Moon Press (2012) and she has stories in Black Treacle Horror Magazine, When the Hero Comes Home Vol. II (Dragon Moon Press) and Tales from the Archives Vol. III (Imagine That! Studios). Select playwriting credits include various scripts for Black Creek Pioneer Village and East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon: a Children’s Opera (Canadian Children’s Opera Company). KT also manages The Black Creek Growler: the official blog of the Black Creek Historic Brewery. She is currently at work on her next novel while pursuing her MFA through the Stonecoast Creative Writing Programme at the University of Southern Maine. As you may have guessed, she also has a mild caffeine addiction.

Visit her atwww.ktbryski.com and www.blackcreekbrewery.wordpress.com






The Apocalypse has come, and in seven days the world will be no more. Only the Hapax, the Word which began the universe, can recreate the world and avert the Apocalypse, but that Word has been lost. Brother Gaelin finds his faith crumbling as he is forced to shelter two fugitives from the Magistatiem, the college of magi which has been divorced from the Ecclesiat monks for centuries. As time slips away, the monks and magi must do more than just heal the ancient rift that divides them-they must trust in the very Being who drove them apart.



You can buy Hapax at these retailers:

Canadian Amazon     |     American Amazon     |     Barnes and Noble     |     Indigo




Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis PicPaul Ellis, Storyteller, Maker, and Unrepentant Nerd, joins the MythBehaving team with episode 35 because they needed someone weird. Ta-Da!

OK now for his real biography:

Paul began with a hardscrabble existence as a street rat on the grim and grimy roof tops and dank and dangerous alleyways of Agrabah … ah … no … wrong story. I’ll come in again.

Born in a sleepy, little Alabama town, nestled in the crook of the Tennessee River, Paul began telling stories as soon as he could walk. Indeed, in his formative years, when friends were otherwise engaged, he roamed the nearby woods, spinning yarns to himself. Not that is in anyway creepy.

He was first published in the National Junior Achievement Magazine, winning a writing contest for the best short story describing JA in the future. In 1987, he won the Excellence Award for Best Radio Documentary from the Society of Professional Journalists and went on for a thirteen year (he says fifteen, but it is actually thirteen) career in radio and television.

However, the lure of easy money chasing the Y2K bug was more than he could bear. In 1998, he succumbed to his darker nature and left broadcasting for the murky world of Information Technology.

In 2008, those pent up creative forces erupted and Paul found himself writing again,this time with the now defunct Sord & Sworcery, Science Fiction & Fantasy APA. Then, one day while listening to the Dead Robots Society, he heard about an open call for a cross genre anthology, and Jack Dupre was born.

Along the way, Paul fast talked a normally sensible young woman into marrying him. They reside, with their three daughters, square in the middle of the Virginian Piedmont.

Paul’s first published short story, “The Winds,” is part of “Dirty Magick: Los Angeles” – an anthology exploring the crossroads between urban fantasy and noir; mean streets, dirty magic! Available for Kindle and Nook.

Along with finding Paul hanging out occansionally at paulkellis.com, you can also find him at these fine venues:

Paul on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulKEllisAuthor

Paul on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/paulkellis

Paul on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/117124862064605265895

Paul at Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00H4QWZRO

Paul at About Me:  http://about.me/paulkellis

Paul on Tunblr: http://paulkellis.tumblr.com/


Dirty Magick : Los Angeles

“Dirty Magick: Los Angeles” is an urban fantasy anthology exploring the crossroads between magic and crime. Set in the city that invented noir, these stories comb the back streets and side alleys where the shadows are so sharp, they can shave you clean. Featuring such distinguished writers as Neal Pollack, Richard Rayner, Justin Macumber and Terry Mixon, this collection, edited by Charlie Brown, presents a whole new approach to urban fantasy.


Dirty Magick : Los Angeles is available at



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Sep 252014



Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Yakimali’s Gift by Linda Covella. This Young Adult Historical Romance takes us back in time to late 18th Century Mexico and California and a spirited adventure for one young girl.

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 Yakimali’s Gift

It’s 1775 in Mexico, New Spain, and 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, half Spanish and half Pima Indian, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. A tragic accident sets her on a course for the adventure she longed for but at a greater cost than she could ever have imagined. With her family, Fernanda joins Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the arduous four month journey, Fernanda will find not only romance, but she’ll discover truths that will change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself.


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Sep 062014


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Simon by V.A. Dold! This bestselling author is heating up the Paranormal scene!


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NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ for language and strong sexual content.

Four years of honorably serving his country has left Simon, Cade’s younger brother, damaged and trapped in wolf form. Little did he know the only person with the ability to heal him completely would be found at home. Literally. Now that he’s found her, he is desperate to claim her.

Rose is a beautiful, voluptuous woman with limited experience with men. Although she’s confident, she still has reservations. Never having a family of her own, her fear of abandonment has her fleeing romantic relationships, and doubting herself.

Travis is insane. A deadly loose cannon that a secret organization hired to destroy the Le Beau family by denying them their mates. Permanently.

Simon’s dream will be lost forever unless he is able to maintain human form.
Rose needs unconditional love and a mate to create the family she’s always wanted.
Travis’s all-consuming drive is to take Rose for himself.
Will Simon ever be whole again, able to claim his mate, giving Rose the love and family she so desperately craves? Or will Travis destroy them both?


You can buy Simon: Le Beau Brothers: New Orleans Shifters (Le Beau Series Book 2) at Amazon.


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Aug 232014


It’s a pleasure to welcome Justin Macumber to the show! Justin is a perfect example of just how small the publishing world is. I actually know him through various groups, which wouldn’t be odd if most of these groups were not rather small. It’s fun to run into the same people in completely different places. Let’s find out more about this talented author and podcaster. And give a listen to his awesome interview!



Justin Macumber

Justin Macumber is the author of Still Water, Haywire, and A Minor Magic. When not hard at work on his next story he hosts the popular Dead Robots’ Society podcast. He and his lovely wife live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex along with their motley pack of dogs and cats that they think of as their children. 


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Jul 302014

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What a treat to have Michael Cassutt on the podcast! Author, screenwriter, producer, Michael brings a wealth of information to our newest episode. I first met Michael at a book festival in Southern California through our mutual friend, Tim Powers. Michael’s extensive experience, with over thirty years in the TV and publishing industries, make for some great stories and fun times. Please join us for his fabulous interview on our newest episode!



Michael Cassutt

Michael Cassutt is a writer of fiction, non-fiction (fourteen books, thirty short stories, two-hundred articles), and over sixty television scripts.  His most recent novel is Heaven’s Fall, with David S. Goyer (Ace paperback, August 2014), the last of a trilogy already sold to Warner Studios as a feature film series.  His short stories, largely SF and fantasy, have appeared in Asimov’s SF Magazine and The Year’s Best SF.

As a writer of non-fiction, his specialty is the American and Russian space programs.  He co-authored a pair of astronaut biographies (Deke! and We Have Capture) and contributes to Air & Space/Smithsonian.  He has also made several appearances on The History Channel.

Among his television credits are The Twilight Zone, Max Headroom, Eerie, Indiana, Beverly Hills 90210, and The Dead Zone.  He is currently Co-Executive Producer of SyFy Channel’s forthcoming Z Nation, premiering in September 2014.  And he is collaborating with George R R Martin on an original concept for HBO.

Michael is also an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.


Read on for more about Micheal and his exciting career…


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Jul 032014


Dave Robison was the first person to welcome Carla and Maer to the literary podcasting community. Warm and very giving of his time and support, Dave is one of those people you just want to hang out with. He’s fun, he’s effervescent and he is the guiding light behind The Roundtable Podcast. Dave is a lively host on his own podcast and he’s a delight to have as a guest on MythBehaving. Currentlty collaborating on a novel, he and his guests share literary advice on their show. And he brought some of that knowledge to share with MythBehaving, so don’t miss this super fun episode!



About Dave Robison

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits all his life, frolicking gleefully in the visual, literary, and performing arts. He has embraced the digital age, using all the wonderful media innovations that come with it to indulge his one true passion in life: storytelling. Dave is the founder and co-host of the Roundtable Podcast, a weekly podcast that invites writers and authors to brainstorm story ideas in the eternal quest for literary gold. He’s also a vocal performer, lending his buttery man-voice to the narration of audiobooks as well as fiction podcasts, including Escapepod, Pseudopod, Podcastle, The Drabblecast, and many more.

His life philosophy is “You find what you’re looking for” and Dave has set his sights high. He’s currently collaborating with three other authors in a groundbreaking shared-world novel titled “Chasing the Devil: Memoirs of a Reluctant Pirate” due out in 2015 from Antimatter Press. Also in 2015, he’ll be launching a publication/media salon (tentatively title “Wonderthing Studios”) dedicated to exploring new ways to facilitate and foster collaboration between artists of all disciplines.

Read on for more about Dave and The Roundtable Podcast!

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