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REAL TALK about SciFi and Fantasy Anthology Editors, Publishers, Writers

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Host Russ Colchamiro interviews Daniele Ackley-McPhail, Patrick Thomas, and Marie Vibbert about assembling SFF anthologies

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Award-winning author, editor, and publisher of eSpec Books, DANIELLE ACKLEY-MCPHAIL has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. Her published works include six novels, including the recently re-released Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, co-written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of eight solo collections, the newest being The Fox's Fire and The Kindly One, and the non-fiction writers’ guide, The Literary Handyman: More Tips from the Handyman. She is the senior editor of numerous anthologies, including the upcoming Horns & Halos.

MARIE VIBBERT has sold over seventy short stories to markets such as Analog, F&SF, and Amazing Stories. She’s been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese. For five years she played women's professional football, and she once fought a pas d’armes in a castle in Wales.

PATRICK THOMAS is the award-winning author of the Murphy’s Lore series and the darkly hilarious Dear Cthulhu advice empire. His over 40 books include Fairy with a Gun, By Darkness Cursed, Lore & Dysorder, Dead to Rites, Startenders, As the Gears Turn, and Exile Entrance. He is the co-author of the long running Mystic Investigators series and the Jack Gardner mysteries. His latest series kicks off with Bikini Jones Vs. The Brainnappers From Outer Space which will be released in the near future. Patrick is the co-editor of Camelot 13 (with John French), New Blood (with Diane Raetz), and Hear Them Roar (with CJ Henderson) and is the creator of the upcoming Agents of the Abyss monster spy series. He wrote the first two books in The Wildsidhe Chroncles YA series. As Patrick T. Fibbs, he has penned the Ughabooz picture and first reader books as well as the middle reader books the Babe B. Bear Mysteries, the Undead Kid Diaries, and Joy Reaper Checks Out. Visit him online at www.patthomas.net and www.patricktfibbs.com.

RUSS COLCHAMIRO is the author of the rollicking time travel/space adventure, Crossline, the SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, editor of the SF mystery anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, and co-author of the noir anthology Murder in Montague Falls, all with Crazy 8 Press. Russ has also contributed to more than a dozen other anthologies.

His latest novel is Crackle and Fire, the first in a new scifi mystery series featuring his intergalactic private eye, Angela Hardwicke. He is currently writing the second book in the series.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas.

For more on and Russ’s books, you can visit www.russcolchamiro.com, follow him on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram @AuthorDudeRuss.

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