REAL TALK: Industry Reset with Small and Indie SFF and Horror Publishers

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Host Russ Colchamiro Speaks w SciFi and Horror Publishers David Wilson, John MclLveen & Chris Kennedy About the State of the Industry

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DAVID NIALL WILSON has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. He is an ex-president of the Horror Writers Association, and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award. His novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea’s Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, The DeChance Chronicles, including Heart of a Dragon, Vintage Soul, My Soul to Keep, Kali’s Tale, and the stand-alone spinoff Nevermore – A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe–which culminates in the latest volume in that series, A Midnight Dreary. His novels in the O.C.L.T. series include The Parting, Crockatiel, and the novella The Temple of Camazotz. He is also the author of the memoir / cookbook American Pies: Baking with Dave the Pie Guy, and editor of the well-received anthology Voices in the Darkness.

David can be found at and can be reached by e-mail at

David is CEO and founder of Crossroad Press, a cutting-edge digital publishing company specializing in electronic novels, collections, and non-fiction, as well as unabridged audiobooks and print titles. Visit Crossroad Press at:

CHRIS KENNEDY is a Webster Award winner and three-time Dragon Award finalist. Chris is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher who has written over 40 books and published more than 300 others. Get his free book, “Shattered Crucible,” at his website,

Called “fantastic” and “a great speaker,” he has coached hundreds of beginning authors and budding novelists on how to self-publish their stories at a variety of conferences, conventions, and writing guild presentations. He is the author of the award-winning #1 bestseller, “Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores.”

Chris lives in Coinjock, North Carolina, with his wife, and is the holder of a doctorate in educational leadership and master’s degrees in both business and public administration. Follow Chris on Facebook at

JOHN M. MCILVEEN is the author of the bestselling paranormal suspense novel, HANNAHWHERE, winner of the Drunken Druid Award, and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for a first novel. He is also the author of three collections, A VARIABLE DARKNESS, INFLICTIONS, and JERKS. He works at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and is CEO of Haverhill House Publishing LLC. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Roberta Colasanti. Please visit him at and

RUSS COLCHAMIRO is the author of the new sci-fi mystery novels Crackle and Fire and Fractured Lives, featuring his hardboiled intergalactic private eye Angela Hardwicke. He is also the author of the rollicking time travel/space adventure, Crossline, the SFF backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, editor of the sci-fi mystery anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, and co-author of the noir anthology Murder in Montague Falls.

A member of the Mystery Writers Association, Russ is currently writing the third book in his Angela Hardwicke series, and has written more than a dozen short stories for various anthologies. He is also host of the long-running podcast Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster, interviewing a who’s who of science fiction, crime, and mystery authors.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and his black lab Jinx.

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

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