Springfield, MO, April 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Chris Meadows will be interviewing authors Mercedes Lackey and Steve Libbey on his live talk show podcast The Biblio File. The interview will be recorded live, and will take place on Monday, April 23rd at 10 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Pacific time. After Meadows completes his interview, Lackey will take questions from the call-in audience, and questions can also be submitted via the contact form at http://terrania.us/emailme.htm.
The primary focus of the interview will be the Secret World Chronicle superhero "podiobook" venture in which Lackey, Libbey, and others are collaborating. However, the interview will also cover some of the other things Lackey has written, is writing, or plans to write, as well as her viewpoints on some current issues in the publishing world.
Mercedes Lackey is a prolific American fantasy and science-fiction novelist who has published over 80 books, singly or in collaboration, including the Valdemar, SERRAted Edge, Diana Tregarde, and Bedlam's Bard series. But her work is not limited to fiction; she recently edited and contributed to Mapping the World of Harry Potter, a collection of essays about the Harry Potter series. Lackey resides in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and a flock of parrots, cockatoos, and macaws. Her current projects include the "Five Hundred Kingdoms" books (a series of fairy-tale romance novels for Harlequin Books's "Luna" imprint), and The Secret World Chronicle.
Steve Libbey is one of Mercedes Lackey's collaborators in the Secret World Chronicle, and is also its webmaster. He lives in Portland, Oregon where he is currently working on his debut novel, The Bloodbaths, and he occasionally plays guitar with a seven piece funk band.
The Secret World Chronicle is a "braided novel" consisting of linked stories by multiple authors working in a shared setting. It is presented as a weekly podcast audiobook, with readings by Laura Patterson, Adam Higgins, and Veronica Giguere, at http://www.secretworldchronicle.com. The setting is a modern-day world not unlike our own, save that people with super-powers began appearing during World War II, and have continued to the present day. As the story opens, legions of mysterious armored soldiers and flying globular gunships bearing Nazi insignia have started attacking all over the world—and after the battle is over, it turns out that some of these soldiers are not human.
The Biblio File is the live call-in talk show hosted by Chris Meadows via the TalkShoe podcasting service. The focus of this show is books and the publishing industry. Guests and audience members may call in by ordinary telephone or Voice-Over-IP and participate in the discussion, as well as share comments by text-based chat. The show can be streamed live or downloaded as an mp3 podcast after recording ends. In recent weeks, Meadows has interviewed authors Diane Duane, Sharon Lee, and Steve Miller regarding their use of the "Storyteller's Bowl" publishing model, and conducted a lengthy interview with author Peter S. Beagle about his career and works. For more information on The Biblio File, see http://terrania.us/biblio/. For more information on TalkShoe, see http://www.talkshoe.com.
Chris Meadows may be reached via the contact form at http://terrania.us/emailme.htm.