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Welcome to the April BroadPod.  In this edition we bring you first a reading from Elaine Isaak, author of The Singer's Crown, The Eunuch's Heir, and The Bastard Queen.  Her epic fantasy novellas, Tales of Bladesend, are available online at ElaineIsaak.com.  Elaine will be reading a fragment discovering in her archives while searching for new book ideas.  Will it become one? We'll just have to wait and find out.  She calls it, Royal Blood.

Following Elaine, we have two readings recorded at a Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading earlier this year at Arisia.  First, Lisa Amowitz, writer, artist, designer, and children's book illustrator, reads from her novel, BREAKING GLASS, which will be published by Spencer Hill Press in July 2013.   Then, Rose Mambert will read from her rock-and-roll vampire novel, THE MUSES. Editor-in-Chief of Pink Narcissus Press, she has co-edited various anthologies such as Elf Love, Queer Fish, and WTF?!

The BroadPod will be taking a break while we transfer to a new hosting site.  We'll be sure to let our listeners know when we are back up and running with a new BroadPod.  In the meantime, keep broadening your reading horizons!

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Annie's Book Stop in Worcester MA, owned by Broad Universe member Patty Cryan,  held a Celebration of Teachers in March 2013.  On Saturday, March 16, Patty's store welcomed members of the New England Chapter of Broad Universe, who discussed celebrating women genre authors in the classroom.  The panelists were Trisha Wooldridge, president of Broad Universe, Rachel Kenley, and Inanna Arthen.  Thanks to  Morven Westfield for recording the event for Broadly Speaking.

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One of the benefits of being a member of Broad Universe is participation in our Rapid Fire Readings, group readings that take place at conventions and offer samples of our members' work.  Here's an example, recorded at Arisia in Boston in 2013.   You'll hear readings from three of the eight Broads that participated:

GAIL Z. MARTIN, the author of ICE FORGED in her new The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga (Orbit Books), plus The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (THE SUMMONER, THE BLOOD KING, DARK HAVEN & DARK LADY’S CHOSEN ) and The Fallen Kings Cycle (THE SWORN AND THE DREAD).

ROXANNE BLAND, a genre-bending author of fantasy, science fiction and romance. Her first book, THE UNDERGROUND, has just been released. Her motto: Reality is highly overrated.  Find out more on her blog, Of Werewolves And Other Strangers.

KIMBERLY LONG-EWING'S work focuses on fantasy themes. and finding the unusual in ordinary objects. Her short stories have appeared in Crossed Genres, New Myths, and anthologies such as No Man's Land ( Dark Quest Books), UnCONventional (Spencer Hill Press) and the up-coming Holiday Magick (Spencer Hill Press).

Hosting the program is SUZANNE REYNOLDS-ALPERT who lives in Massachusetts with her tolerant husband and two awesome kids. She writes speculative fiction, dark fantasy, and poetry in between driving her kids around and meeting the incessant demands of her feline overlords.

Listen in, and look for us at your next convention!

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Welcome to our February 2013 program.  We bring you two authors whose stories take us to the place where separate worlds touch one other.  K. A. Laity's short story, "The Rook", is from Unquiet Dreams a collection of short stories recently released by Tirgearr Publishing. The story begins in Bohermore cemetery in Galway with a persistent rook and a grieving brother.  

Then, fire up your universal translators as Ellen Larson reads from her science fiction novel, The Measure of the Universe.  A wide-eyed archeologist from Aldebaran lands in Greece to study with a sharp-tongued professor of paleography. They discover love among the runes, and a plot spelling disaster for both their worlds.  It's Prometheus, Bloodied but Unbound!  “Studded with clever double entendres and puns, this makes an engaging read for language lovers” –Booklist

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The Mother Board consists of Vice President Kimberly Long-Ewing, Treasurer Sunder Addams, Secretary Kristi Petersen Schoonover, also Vikki Ciaffone, Carma Spence, and Catherine Lundoff.  Listen in as President Trisha Wooldridge calls the annual meeting to order.  Find out more about what Broad Universe does for its members, what it costs, and what plans the organization has for the future.  Lots of good news and items of interest for this growing and dynamic group of awesome women.  Also lots of ways that you can get involved and help develop your skills and your network as you help other Broads promote their work.  They take questions from members and discuss the logistics of convention tables and readings.

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We start out this new year of the BroadPod with a very special program dedicated to  S. A. Bolich.   Her book "Firedancer", first in the Master of the Elements series, is a finalist in the 2013 EPIC eBook awards in the Fantasy category.  A successful freelancer, Sue has run into a problem that all too many have faced: Having beaten cancer once before, the insidious decease has returned, and she faces a long, difficult and expensive battle.   All of us here at Broad Universe support her and wish her strength and victory.

We are pleased to share first an excerpt from Firedancer, read by Sue, followed by an interview done by Larissa Niec this past December.  Listen, and be inspired.

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Welcome to the December edition of Broadly Speaking. AuthorsSarah Avery and Katherine Lampe join host T.W. Fendley tdiscuss Magicians and Shamans.  

Sarah Avery's sword and sorcery has appeared in Black Gate, where she also writes a weekly column on teaching and fantasy literature. A collection of contemporary fantasy novellas, tentatively titled Tales from Rugosa Coven, will be published by Dark Quest Books in 2013. 
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Based in Paonia, Colorado, Katherine Lampe is the author of the Caitlin Ross supernatural fantasy series. A lifelong student of world mythology and folklore as well as a professional Tarot reader, Ms.Lampe's focus is to create human characters in a world where magic is a practical part of everyday life. She's known in Celtic music circles as a vocalist and flute player, and for fifteen years was the host and producer of "Whiskey in the Jar" on KVNF public radio. She enjoys a good single malt now and again. Find Katherine Lampe at www.smashwords.com 

T.W. Fendley is the award-winning author of the historical fantasy ZERO TIME, published in 2011 by L&L Dreamspell. The novelette prequel, JAGUAR HOPE, is available on Amazon Kindle.www.twfendley.com

 

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Magicians, shamans, those with powers that confound our understanding, that seem to be drawn from some other world or time.  During this time when northern climes see their longest night, magic seems most easily believed.  So we bring you these tales of power, both dark and bright.

First, Jean Marie Ward reads an excerpt from from her novel, WITH NINE YOU GET VANYR (pronounced VAN-er) in which a sinister magician takes his evil too seriously--and the universe decides to do something about it.

LC Hu reads "The Witch's Death", a fairy-story style tale of a witch who captures her death on an old deer path and must decide what to do with him.

K. A. Laity offers us Shamans vs Aliens! her excerpt from a recent release, OWL STRETCHING, is an alternative history/science fiction/road trip retelling of the descent of Inanna with accidental shaman Ro Parker.

Julia Rios offers a meditation on compassion in her story, "Stone Heart."

And finally, I, your humble host, Justine Graykin,  will read a bit from Archimedes Nesselrode, a novel for adults who are weary of adult novels, soon to be released as an eBook from Double Dragon Publishing.  Ms. Vivian Mare is a housekeeper in the employ of an  artist who makes remarkable things, no one knows how, but the secret of their manufacture could be worth millions.  Having earned his trust, Ms. Mare is about to learn that secret.

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Our host this month is Michelle Murrain, bringing you tales of Faith and Fear from readers Gail Z. Martin, Larissa Niec and Roberta Gregory.

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This month's Broadly Speaking features two lovely broads with some spooky treats for readers and writers alike. Author K.A. Laity announces some of her new releases including a dark fiction collection; author and illustrator Vonnie Winslow Crist offers some wonderful advice for authors about Thinking Outside the Dark Fantasy box beyond the usual vampires, zombies and werewolves.

Join your host Rae Lori for this very haunting episode of Broadly Speaking

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