Cover to Cover #321B: Creating a Feeling

Discussion: Michael, Summer and Michael continue the chat with Tom Corwin and Craig Frazier about the creative process that went into creating Mr Fooster, Traveling on a Whim.

From a comment from Tom, about "writing in a way to let the text breathe," we launch into a discussion about finding a certain level of lightness and space in both the writing and the illustrations, to allow the readers to also find their own pace and breath while reading the book.

Listener Review: C.A. Sizemore gives us a review of Nathan Lowell's audiobook series, The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, which so far is comprised of the stories Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, South Coast, and Double Share.

Voicemail: Clay from AL sends his thanks, and tells us about Blade of Tyshalle by Matthew Woodring Stover, a book that changed his life.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

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  1. The flash previews of chapters one to three on the Mr Fooster's website connected me with a feeling I haven't felt for a long time. It was a mixture of being relaxed, at peace, full of sense of wonder, and having my massive, colourful, rich and detailed child-like imagination back again. I remember what that feeling was now; it was the feeling I got as a child when I was read a bedtime story. They all came with pictures. As the guys observed in this episode, it's the effect of both words and pictures working together that makes Mr Fooster's so effective. I haven't seen the book yet but I really believe that the website version makes the whole thing work from another angle too: the music and the reading voice were beautiful.

  2. Clay: Heroes Die was the one that changed my life. It really got me reading Fantasy again. I'd given up on the genre after reading the first two and a half books of a popular series of 'high fantasy' novels. They were highly recommended to me but, er, I found them less-than-good, so decided that I must've outgrown this Fantasy stuff.

    I *can't wait* for Stover's new book. The question is - for optimal pimpage, do I buy multiple copies from Amazon or from my local indie store? Hmm.

  3. OK, I can't find this book mentioned as life altering... "Sword of D..." what? Dshall? Duschall? I Google and I can't find it.
    I look under Matthew Stover and I find "Blade of..." but nothing close to "Sword of D---".
    What is this book?! I have to know! 🙂

  4. Oh geez, it's right up there in the notes.
    I suck. :-/