Podioracket.com Interview

Hey, everyone! Justin here! Last night I was part of an interview by Podioracket.com about “Podthology.” It was a more free form discussion than the Page Readers interview, and goes for nearly an hour. I hope you enjoy it!

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Justin is interviewed on the Page Readers podcast

Hey, everyone, it’s your kind and benevolent host, Justin. Today I was interviewed on the Page Readers podcast because of my involvement in the upcoming Dragon Moon Press anthology entitled “Podthology – The Pod Complex.” My short story “Pirates of the Crimson Sands” is one of the many fine stories included in the anthology, and being able to go on another pocast to talk about it was fun. I’m just one of several people included in this episode. I hope you enjoy it!

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The Ties That Bind – Tales of the Breaking Dawn NOW ON SALE!

Well, I’ve finally gotten everything put together, and now my short story collection, “The Ties That Bind – Tales of the Breaking Dawn” is now available for purchase. Right now I have it in the following formats:

Printed Chapbook

CD – this is a little different from the audio version I podcasted

Kindle

Soon I’ll also have a free PDF up on my site for download (the story is on my site in its entirety, as are several of my other short stories), and an iPhone/iTouch version is in the works as we speak. Now, some of you might have read parts #1 – #3 of this story in the previous three issues of Ray Gun Revival (#4 will hit in the next issue), so you might be wondering what makes the printed version special (other than the amazing cover art created by my brother), or you might have listened to the free podcast version and now wonder what the CD has that’s so special? Well, first, the chapbook and Kindle versions of the story have an essay at the end that tells how the story came to be, from its small beginnings to what it is now. The CD has brand new opening and closing credits, and there is a final track that contains hilarious bloopers and outtakes from the voice recording sessions. I hope those spark your interest.

And listen, don’t just take MY word for it. Here are just a few of the kind words that have been said about the story…

“Hard-hitting space opera in the golden age tradition, relentless and full of dark action.”
— David J Williams, author of The Burning Skies

“Whether regaling us with tales of anti-gravity pirate ships sailing an ocean of sand, or putting us aboard a cargo runner racing through coven gates and deep space perils, Justin Macumber delivers one hell of a fun story. What more can any reader ask?”
— J.F. Lewis, internationally published author of ReVamped (Void City, Book Two)

“The Ties That Bind is some of the best sci-fi I’ve read all year and the crew of the Breaking Dawn will have you rooting for their success on every page. Exciting, smart and well written, this is a story that is seriously worth reading.”
— Jeremy Robinson, author of Pulse and Antarktos Rising

Anyway, I’m really proud of what I’ve put together here, and I hope some of you decide to check it out. This story won Honorable Mention in last year’s Writers of the Future contest, and this year it was in Ray Gun Revival, so I couldn’t be more happy with what it’s done for me.

Thank you for reading this. And, if you buy a copy, thank you especially for that.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to see a higher rez version of the front and back cover, click HERE.

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Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind – Part 4

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Hello all, Justin here. We’ve made it! It’s taken longer than I thought it would, but now you can listen to the fourth and final part of my four-part series “Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind,” a science fiction story about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you’ve enjoyed the story thus far, and that you’lll find the ending satisfying. Please send me feedback letting me know what you think. My email address is justin@justinmacumber.com

Here is the cast list:

Justin Macumber – Narrator
Kimi Alexandre – Captain Jessica Quimbly
Terry Mixon – Boo
PG Holyfield – Cam
Ryan E Stevenson – Ferron
John Mierau – Duka
Keith RA DeCandido – Yinushan Captain
Amanda Cales – Traxal Captain
Jonathan Schiefer – Tol Defense Command
Mur Lafferty – Tolesian Captain
Nathan Lowell – Gorawnie Caller

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Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind – Part 3

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Hey, everyone, Justin here. Well, we’re nearly to the end. Here is Part Three of my four-part series “Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind,” a science fiction story about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you enjoyed Parts One and Two, and that you’lll be back for the exciting finale. Please send me feedback letting me know what you think. My email address is justin@justinmacumber.com

Here is the cast list:

Justin Macumber – Narrator
Kimi Alexandre – Captain Jessica Quimbly
Terry Mixon – Boo
PG Holyfield – Cam
Ryan E Stevenson – Ferron
John Mierau – Duka
Matthew Wayne Selznick – Coven Gatekeeper

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Sending out a big “Thank you!” to Geekscape.net

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When I first thought about doing a podcast, one of the areas that I thought I’d be able to cover well was geek culture. I mean, I’m a geek. Hardcore. Just ask around. But, I didn’t do a geek podcast because there were several great ones out there already, and for me the best of the bunch was Geekscape. Jonathan London, who created and hosts the show, is an even bigger geek than I am, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. His show, which you can get in either audio or video format, is a weekly podcast about comics, games, movies, TV shows, and everything else geek related. He always has knowledgeable guests on to help him delivery the latest news and reviews, and you never know what’s going to happen next. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan last year at Comic-Con, where he was kind enough to sit down with me to talk about being a young writer/director trying to make it in Hollywood. He was as nice in person as he seemed on his show.

Anyway, when I published my “Pirates of the Crimson Sand” chapbook and was looking for ways to promote it, I knew that Geekscape would be a great place to do that. When I contacted Jonathan about it he was incredibly gracious, and he said he’d feature it on his show. And, not only did he do it once, but after I sent him a copy of it he mentioned it again. I cannot thank him enough for that. Jonathan, you’re a gentleman and a scholar, and I sincerely hope that we meet again soon. Thank you so much.

To return the favor, allow me to mention a TV show he’s created called Singledom. It airs on Hulu.com, and I urge all of you to give it a try. You can also find Jonathan on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you, again, Jonathan, and the best of luck to you and all you do.

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Pirates of the Crimson Sand – An Audio Adventure

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Hey, everyone, I am excited to announce the release of the audio version of my short story, “Pirates of the Crimson Sand.” I had a great cast of voice actors to help along the way, and they deserve a round of applause. They are:

Philippa Ballantine as Shana
J Daniel Sawyer as Braka
James Durham as Chim
Terry Mixon as The Skulper Captain
and Justin Macumber as the narrator and Swain

If you enjoy the story and would like a text version of it, you can go to my site and get it in a variety of formats, including PDF and a signed chapbook.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story, and if you feel up to it, please let me know what you thought of it. Thank you!

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Part Two of “Tales Of The Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind” is on the air!

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Hey, folks, Justin here. As promised, here is Part Two of my four-part series “Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind,” a science fiction story about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you enjoyed Part One, and that this one whets your appetite for more. Please send me feedback letting me know what you think. My email address is justin@justinmacumber.com

Here is the cast list:

Justin Macumber – Narrator
Kimi Alexandre – Captain Jessica Quimbly
Terry Mixon – Boo
PG Holyfield – Cam
Ryan E Stevenson – Ferron
J Daniel Sawyer – Jack
Philippa Ballantine – Zen
Abbie Hilton – Vimm’skka Traffic Control

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An annoucement

Well, I, Justin, have taken my first step on the road to controlling my own destiny. Tonight I finished putting together a chapbook and Kindle version of my short story “Pirates of the Crimson Sand.” If you would like to read it, or purchase a copy, please go to my website. I hope you do, and I really hope that you like it. Thanks.

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Part One of “Tales Of The Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind” is finally released!

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Hey, folks, Justin here. I’ve been talking about doing an audio version of my short story series for months now, but finally it’s coming out. This is part one of the four-part series “Tales of the Breaking Dawn: The Ties That Bind,” a science fiction story about the star-freighter Breaking Dawn and its crew. I hope you like it. For a first attempt, I think I did fairly well, but I’m kinda biased. Please send me feedback letting me know what you think. My email address is justin@justinmacumber.com

Also, so that everyone else who worked on it gets their proper kudos, here is the cast list:

Justin Macumber – Narrator
Kimi Alexandre – Captain Jessica Quimbly
Terry Mixon – Boo
PG Holyfield – Cam
Ryan E Stevenson – Ferron
J Daniel Sawyer – Jack
John Mierau – Duka
James Batchelor – Dock Robot

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