Tee Morris is a certifiable New Media titan, having co-authored the book Podcasting for Dummies from Wiley Press. His podcast novel MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana was the first published novel to be released for free via podcast. His podcast novel Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword won the 2008 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama at Dragon*Con. He’s the hardest working author not with a major publisher for his fiction work, and he’s a man I am proud to call friend.
“Zornhau” is perhaps the best writer you’ve never heard of. This man’s blog posts have been absolutely priceless to me, as well as his personal feedback on my own work. I have been privileged enough to review samples of his work, which he is currently shopping to agents and publishers. He is also an expert swordsman, and an invaluable resource on combat.
Philippa Ballantine is a Fantasy author based out of Wellington, New Zealand. Her novels Chasing the Bard and Digital Magic are both nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award, New Zealand’s version of the Hugo Award, and the most prestigious literary prize in her country. She is also a fabulous voice actress, playing a major role in Codename: Starkeeper.
Joe Harrison operates Lion’s Mouth Entertainment, a private fan production group that has produced outstanding Star Wars fan audio dramas, and an independent Fantasy audio drama. Warbird Digital, a subsidiary of Lion’s Mouth, provided the sound effects work for Codename: Starkeeper.
Chris Martens hosts the Jesus Geeks podcast with his friend Clifford. It is an engaging, though regularly long, discussion on all topics facing Christians today, from the perspective of a former atheist, with a geeky sense of humor. They also cover new media topics and geek subjects.
Kevin Crosby bought me lunch at a convention, is a great friend and fan, and hosts a podcast called Life After Law School.
Scott Phillips is a man I met at a convention and had a wonderful time hanging out with him, especially over Starbucks on a crisp summer morning on the eastern seaboard. He is an excellent graphic designer.
Bryan Watson dubbed himself “Michigan Bryan” after meeting me, Indiana Jim. He is an exceedingly classy and gregarious person, and I don’t say that about a lot of people. His blog posts are always insightful and he stars in Chris Lester’s podcast novel Making the Cut.
J. Daniel Sawyer has written a phenomenal piece of fiction called Predestination and Other Games of Chance, Book One in the Antithesis series. This is a futuristic story of espionage and revolution in an age of space colonization. Warning, this novel contains harsh language, sexual situations, and graphic violence.
Shaun Farrell hosts the fabulous podcast Adventures in SciFi Publishing. AISFP features interviews with the movers and shakers in Science Fiction and Fantasy publishing. If you are interested in the subject at all, this show is an absolute must-listen.
Scott Roche is a blogger and author of supernatural thrillers like Archangel: Legion. He also provides rather insightful blog posts.