Episode 285 | Scott Moon and Craig Martelle

Today I am joined by Scott Moon and Craig Martelle, co-authors of the new series Dark Landing. In this show we talk about the new collaboration between these two prolific writers, Firefly meets Tombstone, sharing writing duties, writing for your market, making sure you are providing your market with lots of books, the writing and editing process, the state of publishing, and much more.

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About Scott Moon:

Scott Moon has been writing fantasy, science fiction, and urban fantasy for over thirty years. When not reading, writing, or spending time with his awesome family, he enjoys playing the guitar or learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He loves dogs and plans to have a ranch full of them when he makes it big. One will be a Rottweiler named Frodo. In the meantime he dreams of being discovered by thousands of readers who aren’t afraid to demand his stories be made into movies. He is also a co-host of the popular Keystroke Medium show (www.KeyStrokeMedium.com)

About Craig Martelle:

Visit Craig’s web page, craigmartelle.com for the latest posts and updates or find him on Facebook, Author Craig Martelle. Send an email to craig@craigmartelle.com to join his mailing list for the latest on new releases, information on old releases, and anything related to his books.

Enough 3rd person – this is me writing to you, the incredible readers who have stumbled upon my stuff and then liked it. The great reviews, the emails, the notes, the Facebook comments – all of it keeps me writing because you are so supportive. I write full-time. It’s what I do.

I grew up in Iowa, joined the Marine Corps and got to see the best and the worst that the world had to offer. Then earned a law degree. No matter where I went, I always had a book with me. Thanks to 21st Century technology, I now have hundreds of books loaded on my phone and always with me. This breakthrough allows me to binge read my favorites. How many books would I have read on deployments had I not had to have a physical book with me? I paced myself so I wouldn’t finish too quickly.

We aren’t encumbered like that now. I love the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. I have been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling – she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, I aspire to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared me to.

Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that’s the way it is. It is off the beaten path. My wife and I get to watch the northern lights from our driveway. Our dog has lots of room to run. And temperatures reach fifty below zero. We have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.

It’s all part of the give and take of life. If we didn’t have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.

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