Follow jack-of-all-trades Jules Martin as they run away to join the crew of an inter-dimensional rock/blues band. Hope’s Tour travels from world to world through the Arch Gates, a network of portals that connect parallel universes. The band’s leader is a charismatic, mysterious, delphine alien diva named Hope. Her transcendent voice draws in crowds of fans, and charms nearly everyone who hears her sing.
Random, violent attacks on Hope’s Tour begin almost as soon as Jules gets on board, and the crew has to think on their feet. Can they figure out the source of the attacks before they reach an untimely end of the tour?
In the final episode of The Multiverse Blues, Jules faces down two armies which threaten the lives of the refugee Tristellians, and the Theta Earth concert crowd that might get caught in the crossfire. How can Jules stop the oncoming slaughter?
Well, dear listeners, this is it, the last episode of The Multiverse Blues. It’s been an amazing ride for me. I hope it’s been as much fun for you, since you’re still here listening to this. I’ll go on the record as saying that I don’t have plans for a sequel to this story, but you never know. I’m sure some of these characters will show up in the next project, “Rosedale Pub”, which will also be about wayfarers travelling between the worlds.
Have you enjoyed the story? The Multiverse Blues is now a BOOK. Check out Amazon for ebook and paperback versions, with more availability coming soon.
It’s here! The only copy of The Multiverse Blues in existence is in my hands! This Thursday, the last episode airs on my Alien Beer Podcast; on the same day, the paperback and Kindle editions drop as well. Click the image to pre-order the Kindle version right now, if you want!
Rosedale is a pub between the worlds, a liminal place where travelers from anywhere in the multiverse may rest and mingle. The Road outside, as Bilbo Baggins knows, can go anywhere, and you have to be careful when you set your feet upon it, because who knows where you’ll end up. Only thing for sure is, at the Rosedale Pub, you’ll hear travelers’ tales. This first episode is an introduction to that place. So pull up a barstool and have a drink. All are welcome at the Rosedale!
Surprise! This isn’t a bonus episode, but this is usually an off week for the Alien Beer Podcast. Next week, on May 15th, 2021, the last episode of The Multiverse Blues will air. On that same day, the paperback and ebook versions of that saga will be released on Amazon! So, to get you ready for the transition to a new story, I thought I’d air this, the first episode of Rosedale Pub.
I began The Multiverse Blues as a serial, with only a vague notion of where it would end up. I can own up to not being much of a planner when it comes to writing novellas and novels. I come up with a concept, some characters, a goal, and just start writing. After awhile, patterns emerge, and I’ll come up with plot points that definitely need to happen before the end of the story. Often, I’ll arrange these in order and end up with a more organized plan, and that plan becomes more and more like an outline the closer I get to the end of the story.
This was my method with The Multiverse Blues as well, but I played it a lot looser than usual until the very end. Writing this story has been exciting for me, because I often didn’t know how things would turn out until I wrote them. And sometimes I left myself really tough situations to work out for next time. But one advantage of taking a year to write this story, one chapter every couple of weeks, is that I had a lot of time to think about what came next.
Reserve your copy today! I’ve been telling the story of The Multiverse Blues science fiction serial on my podcast for over a year, and now you can own the whole thing on your Kindle! The ebook will release on the same day the very last episode airs on the Alien Beer Podcast, May 13, 2021.
There will also be a paperback book, but it’s still being laid out in preparation for printing. I hope to have it release the same day, but I have no way to take pre-orders for physical books.
I’m super excited to announce that Trans Witch will be an audiobook, and even more excited that I’ve convinced voice talent Danielle Muething to produce it! Danielle won me over with her work with R.J. Sullivan‘s books. I was especially pleased with her great portrayal of the rascally Transit King, a favorite character who makes an appearance in Trans Witch!
Characters are people too! At least, inside my mind, they are. When I bring characters from one story into another, I find that I still have a mental model of that character pretty much ready to use, even if it seems strange to put them in a new situation cold. It’s been fun to have Lee and Dionne from my other novel, Reality Check, appear in The Multiverse Blues, even if they’re not the main characters this time around.
In this chapter of The Multiverse Blues, Jules meets up with old friends, makes some new friends, and comes up with a rescue plan.
Goodbyes are hard for me. As I write this introduction, I’ve gotten a bit ahead on the writing for The Multiverse Blues. I am about to start the last chapter, as a matter of fact. I’ve spent nearly a year telling the story of Jules and Hope’s Tour, and I can tell you listeners that I’m going to miss these characters when I’m done. Don’t fret, you’ll still have four more chapters to listen to after this one. But then we’ll be done, and I’ll have to move on to something else.
If all you know of my writing is this podcast, you’re in luck, I have ten published novels, six of which are also in audiobook format, if you aren’t much of a reader. Road Ghosts is an especially good deal, because it contains three novels and short story in one audiobook.
Plans are going forward to create an audiobook for my latest novel, Trans: Witch: College of Secrets. I’ll have more news about for you that in future episodes.