Today’s show is a special presentation where I invited some friends on to talk about the unique way they are bringing authors together to leverage the power of collaboration to not only push the boundaries of creativity but also to accomplish new things in publishing never before available to writers. Daniel Arthur Smith represents Tales From The Canyons Of The Damned, Pavarti K. Tyler represents The Uncommon series of Anthologies, Samuel Peralta represents The Future Chronicles, and Gwynn White represents Dominion Rising. Together we talk about how these efforts are offering new opportunities to new writers, how authors can band together to make a bigger impact on the publishing landscape, how indie publishing has opened up brand new avenues for new and existing writers, and how indies, trad-pub, and hybrid authors can work together.
Daniel Arthur Smith is the author of the international bestsellers Hugh Howey Lives, The Cathari Treasure, The Somali Deception, and a few other novels and short stories. He also curates the phenomenal short fiction series Tales from the Canyons of the Damned.
He was raised in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University where he studied philosophy, with focus on cognitive science, meta-physics, and comparative religion. He began his career as a bartender, barista, poetry house proprietor, teacher, and then became a technologist and futurist for the Fortune 100 across the Americas and Europe.
Daniel has traveled to over 300 cities in 22 countries, residing in Los Angeles, Kalamazoo, Prague, Crete, and now writes in Manhattan where he lives with his wife and young sons.
P.K. Tyler is the author of Speculative Fiction and other Genre Bending novels. She’s also published works as Pavarti K. Tyler and had projects appear on the USA TODAY Bestseller’s List.
“Tyler is essentially the indie scene’s Margaret Atwood; she incorporates sci-fi elements into her novels, which deal with topics such as spirituality, gender, sexuality and power dynamics.” – IndieReader
I’m Samuel Peralta, physicist and storyteller.
One of my own titles was designated a Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy notable work, and my poetry’s been spotlighted by the BBC and in Best American Poetry. I’m the creator and series editor of the Future Chronicles anthologies – all of which have, in turn, become the #1 Amazon hot new release and bestseller in science fiction, horror, or fantasy.
I’m a New York Times bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy set on distant planets. All my stories have an adventure at the heart, mixed with a liberal sprinkling of romance and intrigue. To confuse things, I also write adventure travel books set firmly on planet Earth. Weird, I know, but it makes me happy.
A South African, I live in Australia with my husband, Andrew, my three daughters, a yapping Toy Pomeranian, and a fantastic farm cat called Pixel. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, traveling, herding kids around, taking dogs for walks, and avoiding all cooking.
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