Alien Beer – Rosedale Pub – Genius Loci

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!

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/rosedale-pub-genius-loci/

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.

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Alien Beer – Ch 25 – The Multiverse Blues – Come On In My Kitchen

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This is the second to last chapter of The Multiverse Blues. The heat is on, and Jules and their friends are going to have to think fast and use their heads and hearts to figure it all out.

In the penultimate chapter of The Multiverse Blues, Dionne and Lee help Jules rescue Tristellians enslaved by the Arch Authority, using a method unique to Hope’s Tour.

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-25-the-multiverse-blues-come-on-in-my-kitchen

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.

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Pre-order The Multiverse Blues for Kindle!

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.

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Trans Witch *Audiobook* in the works with Danielle Muething!

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!

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Alien Beer – Ch 24 – The Multiverse Blues – They’re Red Hot

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.

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-24-the-multiverse-blues-theyre-red-hot

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Alien Beer – Ch 23 – The Multiverse Blues – I’m a Steady Rollin’ Man

This episode of The Multiverse Blues tells the story of the Arch Authority catching up to Hope’s Tour, some difficult decisions, and the beginning of what comes next.

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-23-the-multiverse-blues-im-a-steady-rollin-man/

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.

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The Multiverse Blues is done! (kinda)

The crew of Hope’s Tour

It’s been a year in the making, but I’ve finished the first draft of the final chapter of The Multiverse Blues!

Including this one, there are a total of 4 more chapters yet to air on my Alien Beer Podcast, so it’ll be a month before you get to listen to it.

Next step is to edit the chapters and then I’ll publish it as a book in print and ebook form!

It’s not a direct sequel to Reality Check, but it’s certainly in the same multiverse, and the two books share a few characters.

I’m a little sad to say goodbye to these characters, but I’m thrilled to be able to bring their story to you!

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Alien Beer – Ch 22 – The Multiverse Blues – Terraplane Blues

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.

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-22-the-multiverse-blues-terraplane-blues/

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.

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Funky ’70s Science Fiction! (guest appearance on Geeking in Indiana)

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!

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Video interview! I’m on Cincinnati Cabinet of Curiosities Hometown Haunts!

“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.

Listen at midnight!”

The interview:

https://youtu.be/vffIDNapywY

The podcast:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM-EJRBa4znWY8zTUQYL7zQ

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