Remember the voice that gave good bitch? Well, Snitches, Eva Rothchild is BACK!
Pip and I are making the final push for 08.08.08; and with less than 24 hours until Pitcher’s Pendant and Digital Magic (which are already getting reviews on Amazon.com) make their impression, the interviews are coming in! Featured here is one of the voices from The Case of The Singing Sword, the Grand Dame of Podcasting herself: Mur Lafferty and her Parsec-winning podcast I Should Be Writing.
Once upon a time, I Should Be Writing was a “Fiction Writing Podcast for Wanna-Be Fiction Writers, by a Wanna-Be Fiction Writer” but all that is about to change on 08.25.08 when Playing for Keeps is released on Amazon.com. While you can expect more about that in my other podcast, The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy, Mur opens up her podcast for a round table discussion with us about working together in promotion, working together as writers, and what were planning for the future…
And yes, because I was in the presence of The Grand Dame of Podcasting and New Zealand’s Dark Goddess, I remain very quiet…and in my box…
Hello again, Snitches and Bitches!
Will less than three days to go, Double Trouble is really ramping up for an unforgettable day on Amazon.com. Tonight on the feed is Words to Mouth, a show for writers of all genres. Host Carrie Runnals brings to her blog and podcast a wide array of talented individuals, and now Pip and Tee are in the spotlight, talking about their promotional collaboration on 08.08.08!
Enjoy, and we will see you on Amazon!
So, Billi is currently helping me discover how I’ve got a nasty hum in my mixer board. Don’t know where it came from, but that’s why the dwarf is looking into it…
“The Case of the Mysterious Mixing Board”…no, I don’t think that will be the NEXT Billibub Baddings book…
I’m waiting on my workaround (that workaround being a new mixer out of BSWUSA.com…), but I am still forging ahead with both the promotions and the marketing of The Case of The Pitcher’s Pendant. Here is a terrific interview with the brew-mistress herself, Jenn Baker, on Creative Adventures, found at YourCre8tivity.com. Have a listen as Pip and I talk about the challenges of creativity, de-mystifying creative types and finding inspiration from one another, and looking backwards and forwards in our creative lives.
After getting in more than a mouthful on the movie podcasts, Tee is schooled on a podcast coming out of the Southern Hemisphere. (Good thing he knows the “Bruce” sketch by heart, otherwise, he would be completely sunk!) Tee and Pip enjoy some quality time on Erk Pod’s Round Table where the chat is lively and quite geeky! Enjoy the banter between siblings (Australia and New Zealand) while Tee does his best to uphold the reputation of the average obnoxious American…
…and somewhere in there, they do talk a bit about Double Trouble!
Show Post Mortum can be found here.
Hello, Snitches & Bitches!
Expect a ton of extra content in the feed this week as I catch up on past interviews and make a mad dash (with Philippa Ballantine) for the promotional Finish Line in these next two weeks. Yes, it is closing in on us fast: 08.08.08, the day of Double Trouble on Amazon.com! The media is getting hit and hit hard by the press releases (more to come on that…) and the podoshere is also carrying the word out to the people. One such media outlet is the man behind the cloning sensation and voice talent from Chapter Eleven, J.C. Hutchins! Join us as we three sit down to talk writing, promotion, and working within (and outside) the Fantasy genre.
The media blitz of “Double Trouble”, the joint promotion on 08.08.08 where Pip and I take our new books up the Amazon.com charts, continues with an interview on Dead Robots Society. This podcast is a terrific round table for writers where the talk ranges from writing challenges to all things geeky. (There is some chatter in this episode about EUReKA…) The New Zealand Kiwi and Virginia Ham join Justin and Amanda for some unbridled banter about what they are up to and what they are planning for their Friday in August.
Expect to hear Tee and Pip on these fine podcasts in the future…
….and many, many more!
Also, happening RIGHT NOW is Matthew Wayne Selznick making a run with Brave Men Run, a book best described as X-Men meets The Breakfast Club. (Don’t mind the “Sold Out” message. You can still order it!) I love this podcast novel, and you can join us all (Pip, Matthew, myself, and others…) in Matt’s live Ustream event!
As many of you Snitches and Bitches may know, Billi’s Crazy Eights” has now evolved into “Double Trouble” with author and podcaster Philippa Ballantine joining me on the 08.08.08 rush on Amazon.com.
Why, you may ask? Take a listen to this interview with Tech for Writers, a podcast that focuses on the different gadgets out there specifically designed for writers. Along with the background on “Double Trouble” expect to hear banter between the New Zealand Kiwi and Virginia Ham, tech tips for podcasting a novel, and some good old fashioned geeking out.
And yes, this is the first Double Trouble interview. Expect more as we close in on 08.08.08!
As you all know, I’m all about supporting podcast fiction authors out there. (Heck quite a few are featured in this podcast, and in Morevi: Remastered. This is why I couldn’t say no after Seth Harwood and J.C. Hutchins asked me to drop this message to you, my Snitches and Bitches, into Billi’s feed.
Scott Sigler’s Infected is out and all of us in the community of podcast writers are coming together to help get the word out.
Of course, this was also a grand opportunity to talk a little bit about Billi’s Crazy Eights.
August 8, 2008
This is when The Pitcher’s Pendant: A Billibub Baddings Mystery will be ready for shipping, and this will be when I make my run on Amazon.com. Let’s show the industry just how high a four-foot-one dwarf can reach!
Hey, my Snitches & Bitches! It’s me — and as promised, I’m bringing a special preview to you of my next podcasting project — Morevi: Remastered. The details and, of course, the chapter is all in the file; but have a listen and enjoy the ride.
More news included in this exclusive preview concerning Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Pitcher’s Pendant. More to come, Crew! More to come…
So, I’m checking out the listing for Billi on iTunes, and on the second page of Arts > Literature I saw that iTunes was really digging the Dwarf Detective…
Then again, it could be a glitch. Still, I’d like to think Jobs is listening on his iPhone…
It’s been a a weekend of sugar highs, birthday games, and facing toys with those three words that strike terror in the hearts of mortal men (“Some Assembly Required”), but when I finally got down to The Bunker this weekend I found a mp3 file on my desktop and sticky note on one of my monitors that read “Don’t ask. Just post.”
I think Billi got into my recording equipment…
This is it, everyone. The last chapter. Not the last podcast, but the big goodbye to Billi…for now.
00:00 — The 2007 Parsec Awards
1:02 — Opening
3:36 — Epilogue: Three Coins in a Fountain
And now, the conclusion…
49:12 — Billi Banter
56:10 — Promos
Well, as promised, I’m taking a play from the J.C. Hutchins’ promotional playbook. No Ministry here. Just Snitches on a Mission…
What’s in the feed right now is a PDF of a press release, complete with contact info and the dirt on the last episode. Circulate this to favorite podcasts, local media, any regional media in your area. Let people know this podcaster is about to wrap up a production that employed the voice and musical talents of the world, and he had a hell of a lot of fun doing it!
Thanks, my Snitches. Now, I’m off to record…
You Snitches have been waiting, and waiting more than patiently. Well, here it is…Chapter Fifteen.
Brace yourselves. This one is going to leave a mark!
00:00 — The 2007 Parsec Awards
1:00 — Opening
2:58 — Chapter Fifteen: Hell, Hell, the Gang’s All Here
Dwarf detective Billi Baddings was originally hired by socialite Julia Lesinger to uncover the “why’s” behind the death of her mobster boyfriend Pretty Boy DeMayo. Unexpectedly, he uncovered the existence of The Singing Sword, an ancient talisman from his own homeworld of Acryonis. This weapon of mass destruction is now somewhere in the streets of the Windy City and everyone from crooked curators to frustrated feds to the big boss — Alphonse “Scarface” Capone himself — is looking for it.
Oddly enough, the breakthrough in this case — both in DeMayo’s death and The Singing Sword — happened over Mick’s chicken soup and ham-and-cheese special. The hunch led Billi to a speakeasy and left him at the docks.
Tonight, everything happens.
1:04:02 — Billi Banter
1:24:18 — Promos
THE BAD NEWS: The thing I was worried about the most concerning “guest voices” happened. So I’m not only putting things together at the last minute, but it’s delayed the posting of Episode #14.
THE GOOD NEWS: Nina Kimberly the Merciless has arrived to save the day.
Thanks, Christiana. I sincerely hope my writing and comedy timing reaches your level. Someday…
Billi is back, and our beloved drawf detective returns with an episode that is far from work safe, and even farther from kid safe!
00:00 — Opening
04:45 — Chapter Thirteen: Reading Between the Lines
Billi’s investigation into The Singing Sword had now caught the attention of his client’s high society rival, Eva Rothchild. At a black tie affair, Eva tried to play Billi for a fool in front of Julia Lesinger…
…but with Julia offering Billi a limousine home, our dwarf detective is about to get in the last word.
37:36 — Sponsors
40:28 — Billi Banter
56:49 — Promos
No towering infernos or upside-down ocean liners, but it is an all-star cast of guest voices for the Billibub Baddings podcast…
…and with the amount of podcasting Tee’s been doing across these 72 hours, you might want to hold on to something. He’s in a really goofy mood!
00:00 — Opening
03:04 — Chapter Twelve: I’ll Live a Lush Life
What started as a simple (yet risky) investigation into the death of a Capone mobster, Billi has uncovered the theft of an artifact from his own realm of Acryonis, a black market operation run by the curator of the Ryerson Museum, and himself under the watchful eye iof the United States government.
Billi feels the need to step away from all this…and with an invitation extended by Eva Rothchild, Julia Lesinger’s high society foil, he’s about to enjoy a night out on the town.
46:47 — Sponsors
48:53 — Billi Banter
59:31 — Promos
…and no, I’m not. I took a special promo that I originally cut for Scott Sigler and have turned it into a new spot for Billi’s podcast. So feel free to put this in your own feeds and let people know I’m out here!
Seems appropriate that the episode numbered “1″ and “1″ features the master of the vocal variations based on a theme. Heads up, all you Beta Clones, because Hutch is in the mix!
00:00 — Opening
03:05 — Chapter Eleven: Give My Regards to Elliot
After a night that ended with one dead Ryerson curator, a whopper of a hangover, and murder charges dropped thanks to an appearance by Capone’s ace attorney, Michael Ahearn, Billi gives Miranda (and himself) a day off. The following day picks up exactly where his case left off, bringing new players into this already complicated intrigue.
49:01 — Sponsors
51:08 — Billi Banter
After a week of recharging and recording, the Dwarf Detective of Chicago is back!
00:00 — Opening
02:53 — Chapter Ten: Hitting the Books
His morning and afternoon well spent with case leads, Billi decides to return to the Ryerson their photo of The Singing Sword. He finds Dr. Hammil anxious to chat with him again, and those powers of observation and deduction of his a bit too accurate for his own good!
46:15 — Sponsors
48:13 — Billi Banter
Still in its box after two days…
1:01:16 — Promos
Okay…this is the chapter that unexpectedly appealed to my post-production muse and I can’t help but brag about it. Yeah, I brag a bit….but I keep it in check. Honesty, I do. Seriously. With sugar on top.
Ummm…right…Welcome to Episode #9…Love Potion Sold Seperately.
3:20 — Chapter Nine: Any Friend of Lou’s…
Billi dives back into Benny’s notes and finds two living contacts in the “Singing Sword” network. One is a foot soldier in Capone’s ranks, keeping the Sword on the move. The other contact is a hat-and-coat check girl from one of Capone’s speakeasies, and she’s got a surprise or two for Billi’s case.
51:32 — Sponsors
52:03 — Billi Banter
1:01:30 — Promos
Chapter Nine: Any Friend of Lou’s…
Running Time — 1:03:59
How’s this for a slick interview promo?
Created by the creative workshop at the Ink ‘n Doodles podcast, it’s Scott Sigler, J.C. Hutchins, and yours truly with the (real) Rat Pack watching over us with approval. Part One of our round table interview with Rob Suarez went live today (alongside Episode #8 so there’s a lot of me out there to love today!), and Part Two is around the corner. Also around the corner is my interview on View from the Quad with Cian. Don’t miss that — good stuff there!
The News Wire has been updated and later tonight I will be updating the growing cast list of The BB Players. Thanks for listening, everyone!
Who the hell was picking up Billi?! Where the hell was Billi headed?! It’s been two weeks, but for Billi it sure has felt a lot longer…
00:00 — The Joe Murphy Memorial Fund
01:50 — Intro
6:02 — Chapter Eight: My Dinner with Alphonse
Billi is picked up in front of his office by a pair of armed thugs, “invited” to a casual dinner. The dwarf detective finds himself in store for an evening of good food and good wine with Alphonse “Scarface” Capone.
45:37 — Sponsors
47:09 — Billi Banter
55:17 — Promos
Chapter Eight: My Dinner with Alphonse
Running Time — 57:48
Your e-mails. Your Snitch Line calls. Set to the music of George Hrab, the Special Edition is finally here!
00:00 — Opening
03:40 — E-mails from Chapters 1-4
22:30 — Chapter 4 Snitch Line and E-mails
32:20 — Chapter 5 Snitch Line and E-mails
39:05 — Chapter 6 Snitch Line and E-mails
47:55 — Chapter 7 Snitch Line and E-mails
54:46 — Closing Thoughts
And check out the related links to…
Special Edition: Listener Appreciation
Running Time — 1:01:17
Number One subscription over thirty days. Number One in rankings. You’re…A-NUMBER ONE! YOU’RE THE DUKE! YOU’RE THE DUKE! (Oh sorry, a quick Escape from New York moment there!) And through it all, there’s the die hard Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana. I’m thinking 2008 might see a new podcast with the pirate and warrior-queen…
00:00 — Intro
02:34 — Chapter Six: Suits and Saps
Billi’s bad day (thanks to his discovery at the Ryerson Museum) only gets worse as the police pick him up at his office with questions about the death of Benny Riletto.
41:47 — Sponsors
42:22 — Billi Banter
50:00 — Promos
Chapter Six: Suits and Saps
Running Time — 53:01
It’s been a month since the launch and we are going strong as you can see by this screen shot from last week…
How’s that for a killer Top Six at Podiobooks.com?!
00:00 — Intro
03:44 — Chapter Five: Driving on the Wrong Side of Memory Lane
Billi’s morning with two-bit hood, Benny Riletto, leads him to the Ryerson Museum, one of the most prestegious learning institutions of Chicago. He meets Dr. Samuel Hammil, the museum’s curator. At first, Dr. Hamil is refusing to cooperate with the dwarf detective; but eventually, he confirms the theft of a recent find…
…a recent find that brings Billi’s past closer to his Chicago home.
43:51 — Sponsors
44:21 — A “Special” Segment with Tee
54:08 — Promos
Chapter Five: Driving on the Wrong Side of Memory Lane
Running Time — 55:29
It’s Wednesday already (Wow! That was fast!), and we’re back with another episode of Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Singing Sword. This one’s going to be a popular episode, methinks, as that sick, twisted mind as featured in The New York Times — Scott Sigler — appears as the guest voice!
00:00 — Intro
03:14 — Chapter Four: My Boy, Benny
Billi is still noddling through the previous evening’s excitementat Mick’s. Why would Bugs Moran’s boys dare set foot in Capone’s territory so soon after the St. Valentine’s Day? Whatever was hitting the streets, it was serious enough to grab a rival’s attention. Needing an inside look at what was going on in The Organization, Billi turns to two-bit hood Benny Riletto, a numbers runner that owes a debt to the dwarf detective.
32:46 — Sponsors
33:15 — Hearing from the Listeners and from the Storyteller
49:47 — Promos
Chapter Four: My Boy, Benny
Running Time — 55:45
In my efforts to try and fix my broken blog over the weekend, previous episodes were removed from the feed. Today, all episodes — including the latest featuring Scott Sigler — are online and ready for downloading. Sorry about the inconvenience.
And to those representatives of Dreamhost and WordPress, on the slim chance you’re reading this, please don’t touch anything! Everything works. Leave this blog and its server alone…
He’s the rock star legend of podcast novelists, a good friend, and a marketing and promotions machine. He’s Scott Sigler and he is coming to the Billibub Baddings podcast. This Wednesday, Billi is going to have a heart-to-heart with his contact in the Organization, and that contact is none other than the twisted mind behind Ancestor, coming soon from Dragon Moon Press.
Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, all you damn, dirty Junkies!
And if you didn’t see this on March 1, how’s this for press coverage? Well done, Scott! Well done!