Alien Beer Podcast – Ep. 17 – Hunted

“Hunted” came to me in September 2010, and though I’ve never managed to publish it before now, it became the seed for the first of my Tipsy Fairy TalesBlue Spirit. Having written the Road Ghosts Trilogy, I decided I needed a new direction, since I felt Brett’s story had been told well enough. I wasn’t quite ready to leave that universe, however, so I thought about minor characters I wanted to explore more, Skye came to mind immediately. She was funny, she had deep issues, and she’d been touched by the supernatural. But rather than stick to ghosts and ghouls and demons, I wanted something different. The following dark fairy tale still fresh in my mind, I decided that Skye would see into that fairy world. See the end of chapter 1 of Blue Spirit to fit this story in, and guess what its characters’ names might be.

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A new playlist for fans of The Multiverse Blues!

Hope, inter-dimensional rock star.
Artwork: Kirsten Jacobus

My science fiction serial, The Multiverse Blues, is a story full of music. The chapter titles are each a title of a Robert Johnson song. The main character is a roadie as a part of an inter-dimensional touring band, and the songs that they play are featured as part of the story.

So, I thought I’d make a playlist made up of all those songs. For the Robert Johnson songs, I mostly picked the most interesting covers to vary artists up a bit.

I hope you enjoy this playlist, it’s the soundtrack to my story!

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Ch 15. – The Multiverse Blues – Me and the Devil Blues

Last time on The Multiverse Blues, Jules caught up with their crew, concert already underway at the Harmony Theater. A spy is caught trying to steal Jules’ life. To prove they’re the real Jules, both were asked to divulge secrets.

Jules and the crew of Hope’s Tour confront the Deltan spy. Can they find an escape from Delta Earth before the Arch Authority can capture them?

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-15-the-multiverse-blues-me-and-the-devil-blues/

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If not Amazon, where do you buy ebooks and paperbacks?

Dear Reader,

Whether you think Amazon is evil or not, many people are trying to find alternatives to that platform.

I have been working on republishing my books in various formats. At the moment, everything is on Amazon, whether Kindle or printing through KDP.

It’ll take effort, but I’d like to diversify and make my books available elsewhere. But where? Kobo? Barnes and Noble / Nook?

What platforms, other than Kindle and Amazon in general, do you you use for purchasing books and ebooks? Please let me know! Please leave a comment below or on social media.

Thanks!

Chrissy

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Alien Beer Podcast – Fell Down

I wrote “Fell Down” for The Iron Writer Challenge in September 2013. The terms of the challenge were to write a 500 word flash story using these four elements: A murderous unicorn; The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle; A fantasy football draft must be a part of the main scene of the story; The story must be written from the POV of someone with a mental illness or developmental delay.

This was a special Iron Writer Challenge. It was the very first Iron Writer Grudge Match. I was challenged by Tony Jaeger, whose second was K.A. Davur, and M.D. Pitman stepped up to be my second. The result was that my story won the popular vote by one, but K.A. Davur’s won the judges’ votes, giving her an overall one point win over me. The other stories were all quite good, especially Ms. Davur’s “Kenny”, so I don’t feel bad coming in second.

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Ch 14. – The Multiverse Blues – Little Queen of Spades

Last time on The Multiverse Blues. Jules helped Coral escape the Arch Authority facility, only to have the strange Tristellian slip away into the Arch gate without them.

Now, Jules has caught up with Hope’s Tour, mid-concert, to be reunited with their newfound family of friends. Or will they? The other Jules is still out there, so how will Jules convince Hope and her crew that they’re really who they say they are?

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-14-the-multiverse-blues-little-queen-of-spades/

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Alien Beer Podcast – Ep. 15 – Drag Show

This was my first story sale, back in the fall of 2011. I was, and am, grateful to D.L. Russell for taking a chance on me and my story for his ezine, “Strange, Weird, and Wonderful” and for including it in the anthology he later published from those stories.

Reading it now, I feel differently about it than when I wrote it under a different name; I still like it, but with more complicated feelings.

CW: Loss of agency, jealousy

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Ch 13. – The Multiverse Blues – Sweet Home Chicago

On the run! When Jules is asked for help by a prisoner of the Delta Earth Arch Authority, they can’t say no, and the two set out against the odds to make an escape. Can Jules help the prisoner escape, without becoming a prisoner themself?

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-12-the-multiverse-blues-sweet-home-chicago/

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Portrait of Hope, interdimensional diva!

Here she is! For listeners of The Multiverse Blues, you may have been wondering what the alien cetaceanoid Tristellian singer Hope looks like. Well, wonder no longer: I have posted my artist friend Kirsten Jacobus’s beautiful rendition of her on The Multiverse Blues page on my website! You can see Kirsten’s other work on Deviantart at http://lunaseas.deviantart.com/

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Alien Beer Podcast – Ep 14 – Sweets and Strangers

Hope, Multiverse Diva

First, some announcements!

I’ve been teasing for a few weeks about giving you a look at what the alien diva Hope looks like. Well, wait no longer, I have posted my artist friend Kirsten Jacobus’s beautiful rendition of her on The Multiverse Blues page on my website! Just visit https://sillyhatbooks.com/tmb and click on the picture to expand it. You can see Kirsten’s other work on Deviantart at http://lunaseas.deviantart.com/

Ten years in the making, Mean Spirit, the last book in my Tipsy Fairy Tales Trilogy, is now available on amazon.com! The trilogy tells the story of gamer girl Skye, who has one foot in the fairy realm. Except, they don’t like being called fairies. See more about Skye and the Tipsy Fairy tales on my website, https://sillyhatbooks.com, under the “fiction” tab.

Here’s a second story I did for the 2014 Coffin Hop, based on elements given me by other participants in that Halloween event.

Here’s what they came up with: Nina D’Arcangela supplied an image of a wrought iron lantern cage; D.D. Syrdal: Staircase; Armand Rosamilla: M&Ms; Clarissa Johal: Bed sheets.

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