Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jean Rabe Rocks Writing

Episode 75: The stunning seventy-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week, we have an incredible special guest, the amazing writer Jean Rabe! Jean started off in journalism, majoring in it at Northern Illinois University. After several years covering news at newspapers in the Midwest, she applied to work at TSR (now part of Wizards of the Coast) as a coordinator for the RPGA (which has now evolved into the D&D Adventurers League). Inspired by authors such as George R.R. Martin (particularly the book Fevre Dream), Jean always wrote fiction for fun. Her first chance to publish came when TSR published her novel Red Magic, launching her career as a fantasy author. Her favorite Dragonlance books that she's written are The Stonetellers series. Jean talks about her process, the differences between writing fantasy and crime fiction, the importance of participating in blogs and newsletters (Jean maintains a personal blog, participates in The LadyKillers blog, and does a newsletter that you can sign up for on her blog), and so much more. Her latest book, The Dead of Winter: A Piper Blackwell Mystery is available on Amazon, with the follow-up novel The Dead of Night due out from her publisher Imajin Books September 1st! Jean's got a story in the recently released anthology Trials and Tribulations if you are looking to try out her fantasy work. Look for "The Bone Tapestry", a thriller set in Italy, soon!

Follow Jean through her newsletter on her website, on her personal blog and The Ladykillers, and on Twitter. You can see her in person soon at Killer Nashville August 24-27 and FlatCon in Bloomington Indiana, October 20-22, and maaaaaaaybe GenCon in Indianapolis August 17-20.

And we talk some news!

Inspired by our wonderful conversation with Jean, we ask what's your favorite evil chromatic dragon in this week's Twitter poll!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have any questions for our super guest Jean Rabe? Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, what's your favorite? Do you prefer chromatic or metallic dragons? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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