Friday, April 21, 2017

Come See Me at AvonCon 4/22!


It's time to celebrate the bad guys!

My Secret Identity co-host Matt and I are super excited to be a part of this year's AvonCon at the Avon, CT public library! From 11-4 this Saturday we'll be hanging out, selling books and hosting panels. AvonCon is an all-ages, family friendly show that will feature writers, artists, podcasters and vendors, plus a ton of programming throughout the day.

The them of this year's show is "Rise of the Villains." Matt will be doing a Doctor Who-themed panel at 12:30, and I'll be doing a panel on creating villains at 1:30.


I'll have copies of my newly revised podcast book Making Ear Candy on hand, as well as my Parted Veil books.


You can find out all about the show on its official page at the Avon City library website. And if you're in the area, come on down and hang out with us!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SBW Podcast--Episode #32: Amber Love Talks Mysteries, Podcasts and Comics

A new season of the SBW Podcast is here! I mentioned a little while ago that I was bringing SBW back, and in the thirty-second episode of the podcast, I got to hang out with my friend Amber Love. We talk about Amber's Vodka O'Clock podcast, her Farrah Wethers mystery series and her work both covering and writing comics.

You can listen to the podcast right here in the player below, or you can grab it on iTtunes or Spreaker at the links in the show notes.

Listen to "See Brian Write #32--Amber Love Talks Mysteries, Podcasts and Comics" on Spreaker.

Intro
SBW is now on iTunes and Spreaker!
iTunes Link
Spreaker Link

Guest--Amber Love
Amber's website: amberunmasked.com
Vodka O'Clock Podcast
Rise: Comics Against Bullying
Amber's Patreon
Amber's books on Amazon
Amber's books on Barnes & Noble
Vodka O'Clock episode with Amber, Brian and Jolene

Wrap-Up
Brian's Amazon Author Page
Brian's Books on Drive Thru 
Secret Identity Podcast
Co-Op Critics

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cover Reveal: MAKING EAR CANDY (2ND EDITION)

Last week I wrote about one of the projects I've been working on lately--an update of my 2013 podcasting book, Making Ear Candy: The Audio Confectioner's Guide to Podcasting. I also mentioned that as part of the update, I was getting a new cover from my good friend and amazing artist Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Tales From the Con).

Well today, I am ridiculously excited to share with you the cover for the second edition of Making Ear Candy:


If you have followed my podcast Secret Identity over the past several years, you know I am a huge fan of Chris' work, and he made a banner for Matt and years ago that captures everything Secret Identity is about. He has now done the same for Making Ear Candy, I could not be more delighted. The book is a light and fun guide to starting your own podcast, and I think that comes across loud and clear with this cover.

I just ordered a print proof of the book, and if everything looks good, I should have some print copies with me for the shows I'm doing in late April and early May. You'll also be able to order print and digital copies at Drive Thru Fiction, and I'll have a digital version on Amazon as well. Stay tuned for more info on that front.

In the meantime, please head over to www.chrisgcomics.com and bask in the awesomeness that is Chris' work. I wholeheartedly recommend his G-Man books, a fantastic all-ages series. He's a great guy and deserves your support.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MAKING EAR CANDY is Getting an Update!

Sorry I've been slacking on the blog posts lately. I have a ton of stuff going on (most of it good), and March has been one of my busiest months in a long time, both creatively and personally.

On the writing front, I have spent the last month updating my book about podcasting, Making Ear Candy. It's been almost four years since the book was released, and while there is a lot of evergreen content in there, a lot of things on the technology side have changed. I've also had four more years of podcasting experience, and have tired a lot of new things since then. So, this new updated version features new content on equipment, podcast hosting services, free and inexpensive tools for podcasters and more. I also added a chapter on video, because I've had a lot more experience with it over the past few years, primarily for the Co-Op Critics YouTube channel.

I'm also getting a cover redesign for this new edition, and it's going to be amazing. My good friend and amazing artist Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Tales From the Con) has created a cover that perfectly captures the spirit of the book. My goal with making Ear Candy is to provide fun and helpful guidance for anyone looking to start their own podcast, and Chris' cover nails that vibe. I can't wait to show it to you. In fact, here's a little tease from the pencils Chris has done (don't tell him I showed it to you yet):


I know, right?!! So awesome.

Anyway, once the cover is finalized, I'll be getting a print proof and making any final revisions before I make the book available in both print and digital. I'm hoping to have copies at the shows I'm doing this spring, including AvonCon on 4/22 and the Free Comic Book Day event at the Springfield Public Library (Forest Park branch) on 5/6. Stay tuned for more details!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SBW Podcast Updates--iTunes, New Episodes and More!

Whew!

This past week I finally did it--I migrated all of the back episodes of the See Brian Write podcast from SoundCloud over to Spreaker. I've been using Spreaker for the Co-Op Critics podcast and I love it, as it's a much more flexible platform than SoundCloud is for podcasters with multiple shows. And now that I've gotten all of the back episodes over to the new platform, the next phase of the See Brian Write podcast can begin.

First off, the podcast is now available on iTunes, and will soon be available on Google Play as well. I won't bore you with why SBW wasn't on iTunes before, as it has to do with SoundCloud. But all thirty-two episodes of the show are available on iTunes now, and you can subscribe on iTunes right here. You can also see them on the Spreaker page for the show (and use this RSS feed if you want to subscribe with a different podcatcher).

You can also listen to any and all of the episodes right here in the player below:

Listen to "SBW: Conversations With Creative People" on Spreaker.

Secondly, the show is going to be rebranded a bit. You'll notice the title of the podcast is now SBW: Conversations With Creative People. I feel like this title is a more accurate representation of the show and where I want it to go. SBW will always be a podcast that is predominatly about writing, but even more so, it's about the creative process. I've had horror writers, romance writers, comic creators, poets and more on the show, and I will continue to do so. If you make things, I want to talk to you about them.

Which brings me to my last point--new episodes will be coming soon! I am in the process of reaching out to a few people I've been meaning to have on the show, and I will hopefully be recording some new interviews soon. My original plan was to have this next season of SBW focus on horror, and that's still my plan.

So, go catch up on the back episodes for now, and stay tuned for more information about the upcoming season soon. Thanks for listening!