Carolina Book Beat preview: Gray Rinehart, Lex Wilson, and Jen McConnel

Monday, April 28, 2014: Today’s speculative fiction focus on Carolina Book Beat (WCOM 103.5 FM and online, 10 AM Eastern Time) is a special 2-hour episode! I’m very excited about this one as we really have a fantastic show planned.

Gray Rinehart is an editor, author, and musician — and if everything goes as planned he’ll be performing live in the studio from his new album Truth and Lies and Make-Believe. We’ll also talk about some of his short stories (such as “Therapeutic Mathematics and the Physics of Curveballs”) and some “deeclassified” stories from his work as “Slushmaster General” for Baen Books, where he is a contract editor reading unsolicited novel manuscript submissions.

Gray Rinehart presents Truths & Lies & Make-Believe

Lex Wilson is a writer and actor, award-winning in both comic book scripting (an Eagle Award for “The Time of Reflection”) and short fiction (a Writers of the Future winner for “Vestigial Girl”) with TV roles including “Revolution” and (along with Gray and myself, who have bit parts) in Baen Books’ forthcoming radioplay adaptation (by Tony Daniel) of Eric Flint’s novella “Islands”.

And Jen McConnel is an author of the new adult novel The Secret of Isobel Key (out from Bloomsbury Spark) and most recently of Daughter of Chaos, a young adult novel just released from Month9Books.

 

I’m looking forward to it!

UPDATE: The episode podcast is now live!

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