Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 22 - Meet the New Hosts
Every episode, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor Review Editor Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob Hart, Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, Class Facilitator Renee Asher Pickup, and Columnist Brandon Tietz.
Episode 22 - Meet the New Hosts
Last episode we told you about the two new members of the Unprintable crew, now this episode you get to meet them. If you've been hanging around the site at all, you probably know them already: Class Facilitator Renee Asher Pickup and Columnist Brandon Tietz. Like I said last time, both come power-packed with bookish knowledge for you to absorb. After a quick introduction by Cath, they promptly start dropping hot dollops of said knowledge.
News: This shouldn't come as news, but publishers should NEVER ask authors to buy copies of their own book. Still, it seems certain presses are trying to pull a proverbial fast one on unsuspecting newbies. A vanity press by any other name...
Reads: Cath finally scores a copy of The Silent History, Brandon is about to read Star Wars: Aftermath, and Renee reads age-appropriate comics to her kid.
Topic: Poetry for Dummies. Should you dumb it down for the masses? (Hint: the answer is "no".)
- Needle Mag on Twitter
- 'Stop being the Empire,' Star Wars author tells homophobic readers
- DC Comics Cancels "Batgirl" Joker Variant Cover at Artist's Request
- The Silent History: The eBook That Makes You Travel
- Bookshots: 'The Silent History' by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett
- Four Questions for...Poet Mira Gonzalez
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Your Hosts This Episode:
Renee Asher Pickup Renee Asher Pickup is a class facilitator at LitReactor, as well as a writer and editor at Dirge Magazine. Her fiction has been published in places like All Due Respect magazine, Out of the Gutter Online, Pantheon Magazine, and the Solarcidal Tendencies anthology. Renee credits Stephen King with making her want to write and From Dusk Til Dawn with making her want to do it for a living. More at www.reneeasherpickup.com.
Brandon Tietz Brandon Tietz is a columnist for LitReactor, and the author of Out of Touch and Good Sex, Great Prayers. His short stories have been widely published, appearing in such anthologies as Warmed and Bound, Spark, and Burnt Tongues, which was co-edited by Chuck Palahniuk and Richard Thomas. Visit him at www.brandontietz.com.
Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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