Author Interview

Author Interview - Vasily Mahanenko

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Hello everyone, welcome to episode 184 of the LitRPG podcast. For the full show notes visit us at: https://litrpgpodcast.com/litrpg-podcast-184 


I’m Ramon Mejia. I’m here to bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews.  


This week I’m talking to one of the men responsible for the popularization of LitRPG in both Russia and the United States. 


The author of the best selling series The Way of the Shaman series, as well as Galactogon series, Dark Paladin series, and most recently a new Barliona series called : Invasion.  


Welcome Vasily Mahanenko!


For the people that don’t know you, tell us a little about yourself and your background?


You just released a new book set in the same universe as Way of the Shaman, the Barliona Universe, Called Invasion. Tell me a little about it.


Does this story tie into the Way of the Shaman or are there any easter eggs? 


I personally noted the character, Eredani, is on the prisoner program that hides his real identity but he’s actually a veteran player who knows about the Crafting skill exploit. Is he someone famous from the Way of the Shaman series?

  • OMG. He actually answers this question before I even get a chance to ask it!

Give us an insight into your main character, Brody West aka Kvalen. What does he do that is so special?


What are you working on at the minute?

-Co-Authored: Bard of Barlino series

-Edited: Dancing on the Block, by  Marina Barinova 

-Publishing in Russia: Cosimo Yap’s The Gam3 series. How did that go?



Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?


Author Website:http://mahanenko.ru/en 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vasiliy.mahanenko 

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Vasily-Mahanenko/e/B00VRJS5VY/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13817015.Vasily_Mahanenko 



Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.





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Author Interview - Aaron Jay #2 Spoilers

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Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast. Every week I bring you the latest LitRPG, news, reviews, and author interviews.

****Spoilers Ahead***********

This week I have the privilege of speaking to an author whose debut novel, Beginner’s Luck (http://amzn.to/2zh0OXb ), a novel with 225 reviews on Amazon, of which 92% are 4 or 5 star reviews. He is releasing the 2nd book in that series called, Gathering Strength (https://amzn.to/2s9UGyN ) on Jan. 1st, 2019.

Welcome to the show, Aaron Jay.

Now just as a heads up to anyone that is watching this interview/talk is going to spoil the heck out of both Beginner’s Luck and Gathering Strength. We’ve already done a normal author interview with Aaron on episode 76 of the podcast (https://youtu.be/cOwDBQysYEc ). So this time I’ll be talking to him in person, live.

That’s right, the guy drove down to my house to do this, that’s how much he loves LitRPG and wants you to buy his book. But in that same vein, I figured we could have a real conversation about what it’s like to be an author, talk shop about storytelling, actually ask questions about why he made certain story choices, and what’s in store for the future of the series.

Blog: https://vrpod.blogspot.com/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Aaron-Jay/e/B07746XJKS/

Book Links:

Beginner's Luck (Character Development Book 1)

http://amzn.to/2zh0OXb

Gathering Strength (Character Development Book 2) https://amzn.to/2s9UGyN

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5788047.Aaron_Jay

Author Interview - Charles Dean

Today I have the pleasure of talking to Charles Dean, author of such amazing LitRPG series as:

The Bathrobe Knight  (https://amzn.to/2CeZt7D ),

Merchant of Tiqpa (https://amzn.to/2Bkpn8j ),

and War Aeternus (https://amzn.to/2QAwnIS ).

Now Charles and I have been friends for a while. He and I first started talking when I made a error with the name of one of his series in the review I gave it on the LitRPG Podcast recommendation page. I called it the Bathroom Knight, and he e-mailed me and pointed out that while a story about a a plumber who fought evil would be great, the series was called the Bathrobe Knight. We’ve been friends ever since.

Author Interview - Harmon Cooper

I'm having a nice chat with Harmon Cooper, the author of over 18 novels, including the Feedback Loop series, Fantasy Online series, The Last Warrior of Unigaea series, Cherry Blossom Girls, and Monster Hunter NYC.

I Know You're There (An Original Monster Hunt NYC Song)  (30:36)

Author Interview - Apollos Thorne

This week I’m talking to Apollos Thorne about his latest release Codename: Freedom - The Goblin Siege and his other litRPG series, Underworld.

Welcome to the show, Apollos Thorne.

Author Interview - Christopher Keene

Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast. I bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews.

This week I’m talking to Christopher Keene, author of the LitRPG series Dream State Saga. The third book in the series, Ghost in the Game (Dream State Saga book 3)  will be out (March 19th, 2018)

http://amzn.to/2GCr1Du ).

Welcome to the podcast Christopher Keene.

Author Interview: Dakota Krout #4

Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast. Today I’m talking to the Dakota Krout, author of the Divine Dungeon series (http://amzn.to/2GoPP2O ).

He’s here to talk about his novel Ritualist (The Completionist Chronicles Book 1) (http://amzn.to/2FGDWF5 ), which will be available on March 15th, 2018. He’s also kind enough to answer some audience questions.

Daniel Schinhofen - Q&A

I’m Ramon Mejia, host of the LitRPG Podcast, I’m here today with Daniel Schinhofen, author of the Alpha World series, Apocalypse Gate series, and the Last Horizon novels. 
 
( Show Amazon Author Page)
 
We’re doing a live Q&A session celebrating Daniel hitting a goal on his author facebook page. 
 
So the two of us will be chatting and I’ll be asking him questions sent in from his readers as well as reading any comments or questions from the live audience.

Author Interview: Jeff Sproul

Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast. I bring you the latest LitRPG news, reviews, and author interviews.

This week I’m talking to Jeff Sproul author of multiple novels and short stories. Including the Permadeath Legacy series, Demon Bane, Grimoire Bound, and of course the Sigil Online series. Jeff is publishing the second book in the Sigil Online series, Hellions.

Welcome to the show, Jeff Sproul.

Author Interview: Michael Chatfield

This week I’m talking to author whose work I’ve spent many a later hour reading when I should have been sleeping. I had the chance to meet him in person at DragonCon this year and was charmed by his personality and wit.  He’s written and published 21 novels, 10 this year alone. He’s the best selling author of Emerilia series.

Welcome to the podcast Michael Chatfield. 

Author Interview : Aaron Jay

Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast. Every week I bring you the latest LitRPG, news, reviews, and author interviews.

This week I have the privilege of speaking to an author whose debut novel, Beginner’s Luck (http://amzn.to/2zh0OXb  ), is set to release on October 31st. Welcome to the show, Aaron Jay

Author Interview: Daniel Schinhofen

Today I have the pleasure of talking to an author who wrote a LitRPG series from a different perspective. He’s the author of the Last Horizon books, and the Alpha World series. Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2) should be out by the time people are listening/watching this.

Also the audiobook for Last Horizon: Beta: Last Horizon Series, Book 1

Welcome to the podcast, Daniel Schinhofen.

Author Interview: Michael-Scott Earle

Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing the author of one of my favorite LitRPG series, Lion’s Quest. He’s a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. He’s written 19 novels and is still going strong.  

His work has been described by his readers as: Awesome, Great Reads, Amazing stories, and True Literary Art.

Welcome to the show, Michael-Scott Earle.

LitRPG Author Showdown: Mahanenko Vs Kong

I’m Ramon Mejia and this week we a very special episode for you. We’ll be playing the very first game of LitRPG Author Showdown! This week we have Vasily Mahanenko versus Aleron Kong.

Author Interview: Dakota Krout #3

Today I’m talking to the Dakota Krout, author of Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon Book 1). He’s here to talk about his novel Dungeon Madness and just have a nice LitRPG chat.

Congratulations on your wonderfully successful 2nd novel. You hit #47 on the Amazon paid store, #1 six separate categories: Kindle Store - Coming of Age, Books -Coming of Age, and Epic Fantasy

Interview: Jeff Hays

This week I had the opportunity to speak with a man known in the LitRPG world as the MC LitRPG,  and the audiobook artist supreme, Jeff Hays. Jeff Hays has narrated over 60 books on Audible and is looking to be the 'go to' guy for LitRPG Audiobooks narration. 

Author Interview: Q&A with G. Akella

Welcome everyone. I’m Ramon Mejia from the LitRPG Podcast.

Today I’ll be talking to G. Akella, the author of the Realm of Arkon series (http://amzn.to/2kSYG44 ).  The series is widely popular in Russia. It has also been translated into English and has had great success here, with both e-book and audiobook editions of the first two novels. Book 4, Shadows of the Great Forest, will be available on March 17th on Amazon.

His friend and fellow LitRPG writer Andrey Vasilyev will have his novel available in English on Feb. 14th. The series is called Fayroll, the first book More Than a Game.

Author Interview - Aleron Kong #4

Today I have the pleasure of talking to author of the best selling Chaos Seeds series. He’s here to talk about book 6, The Land: Raiders. 

Please welcome best  selling author Aleron Kong, the father of American LitRPG.