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Episode 199: Leapling by Nicole Feldringer


• Narrated by Michelle Ristuccia
• Audio production by Jeremy Carter
• A Cast of Wonders original!
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Show Notes

Nicole Feldringer holds a PhD in atmospheric sciences and a master in geophysics. In 2011, she attended the Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop, and her fiction has previously appeared in the anthologies Press Start to Play and Loosed Upon the World both edited by John Joseph Adams. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Find her on Twitter. ‘Leapling’ is a Cast of Wonders original.

 

 

 

Michelle RistucciaFor your narrator this week we welcome back Michelle Ristuccia, who listeners may remember from a previous pair of really excellent stories. Michelle enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best motivation. You can find out more about her writing and her rabid love of science fiction and fantasy at her website, stalk her on Twitter, or read her reviews at Tangent Online.

 

 

 


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Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Episode 161: The Rum Cake Runner by Jessi Cole Jackson


Narrated by Michelle Ristuccia

Warning: This episode contains the single use of a racial slur. Listen to the commentary after the story for a discussion of why the term is present.


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Show Notes

The Rum Cake Runner, by Jessi Cole Jackson, was originally published by Crossed Genres Magazine in December 2013. Jessi lives with her husband in the prettiest part of New Jersey, though she’s not from there. By day she builds costumes for a Tony-award winning theatre. By night she writes stories, questionable poetry and lots of abandoned outlines. She’s currently up to her elbows dressing a show and revising a YA novel. When she’s not working she enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring local farms. You can read more about her sometimes exciting (but mostly just normal) life at her website.

The story is read for you by Michelle Ristuccia. Michelle has read for us before, with the excellent Black Hole Sun by Alethea Kontis. Michelle enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best motivation. You can find out more about her rabid love of SFF, podcasting, and raising future geeklings at her blog, Waking Dreams, stalk her on Twitter, or read her reviews at Tangent Online.


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Episode 105: Black Hole Sun by Alethea Kontis


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop and Michelle Ristuccia

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Show Notes

Today we present Black Hole Sun, a story by Kelli Owen and Alethea Kontis.

Residing in Destination, Pennsylvania, Kelli Owen spends her days as a number cruncher and her free time writing. She has edited many known authors above her on the totem pole, participated in several dozen writing panels over the years, and has spoken at the CIA headquarters in Langley. Her works include the novels Six Days, White Picket Prisons, and Live Specimens. Her collection Black Bubbles, and the novellas Waiting Out Winter and The Neighborhood all available on Amazon, as well as a plethora of shorts, anthologies and nonfiction pieces.

Last summer a collection of four novellas was released through small press as a limited, lettered, edition that many people missed out on. These four tales will be out as individual ebooks and paperbacks in time for Christmas this year. She’s also working on her first foray into the world of romance and am wrapping up the first in a set of (note, not series) three chick-lit novels. For updates on all these and more, visit her website.

Alethea Kontis will be familiar to regular listeners! Princess Alethea is the author of many shiny books for children of all ages. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013. In addition, Enchanted was one of 35 books selected for World Book Night 2014!

Her novel Hero, set in the same world as Enchanted, was released on October 1st. Alliteration Ink also released Alethea’s short story collection Wild & Wishful, Dark & Dreaming. And at Comic Book City Con, she and Janet Lee debuted the long-awaited Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome.

You can find out more about Alethea and her work at her website.

Your narrators today are myself and Michelle Ristuccia. Michelle enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best motivation. You can find out more about her rabid love of SFF, podcasting, and raising future geeklings at her blog, stalk her on Twitter, or read her reviews at Tangent Online.

Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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