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.
This week on The Multiverse Blues: Jules and the crew of Hope’s Tour make bold plans to get from the world of League, across the neighboring dimension of Arne, to end up at their destination: Erde, Harlan’s steampunk homeworld.
A very central character of The Multiverse Blues is Hope, the delphine diva from another dimension. In this, the spring of 2021, I’m starting to regain a feeling of hope. My home has been finally been restored after the October sewage disaster. The lovely weather invites me to venture outside these four walls and see the wider world. I even have my first Covid vaccination scheduled for the end of the month. It almost seems symbolic that a book that I poured my fear, frustration, and even anger into in the fall is now in my hands and is being read by other people. It’s like I can let all that horror go, fluttering away on the winds. Trans Witch: College of Secrets is what happens when I take unmanageable emotions and forge them into something positive. If you get a chance to pick up a copy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, I want you to get that feeling of hope and release as you read it.
I had fun as a guest on Geeking in Indiana: Social Sci-Fi recently! Click on their logo to hear me talk with Lizz and Melissa about a few science fiction movies from the ’70s that show what kind of anxieties were prominent in that decade!
“Tonight! We talk to author E. Chris Garrison about her novel Trans Witch, a most excellent alternative to the book series that should not be named that has a magical college and a library with a labyrinth, secrets doors, and everything.
We also geek out about games, Kat and Chrissy’s ghost hunting adventures, and get a hometown haunt from someone currently working at Kings Island. So. many. ghosts.
I enjoy writing episodes of The Multiverse Blues much more when Jules is with the rest of the crew. Which is why I’m pleased to tell you that they rejoin Hope’s Tour in this episode, swapping stories and making plans.
A common theme in many of my stories is the concept of “found family”. I only found out recently that it’s often a feature of The Heroine’s Journey. It turns out, many of my novels follow The Heroine’s Journey. Jules wouldn’t care whether you called them a Hero or Heroine, their only disagreement might be with whether they’re actually heroic. Impostor syndrome is a thing, and anyone who knows me will understand that the heroes of my stories often feel less than heroic; and that comes from an honest source.
Speaking of the Heroine’s Journey and found family, I have just released the Kindle ebook of my new novel, Trans Witch: College of Secrets. The paperback edition is due out any day now is available now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble! It’s a story about a wizard school for the rest of us. You can guess for yourself what that means.