Cover to Cover #450: William F. Nolan

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Mike M comments on the fiasco that ensued when an author reacted in a vicious and bizarrely self-destructive manner in the public comments on a review of her work, which was a fair review but the type of story wasn't to his tastes.

So is bad publicity really better than no publicity in the long run? How far is too far?

Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with legendary SF author William F. Nolan (Logan's Run) about his latest collection of novellas, Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook. The stories are a blend of mystery and paranormal horror that are certain to entertain fans of both genres.

Bill also talks about his writing process, the importance of writing what still excites you or else the readers will never be excited, how he what he wants to write chooses him, what writers influenced him in his youth, and how he's looking forward to the feature film remake of Logan's Run, and more.

Link: Rocket Ride Books: KINCAID: A Paranormal Casebook

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  1. I respectfully disagree with Michael M. that the memory of the author's bad behavior will fade, and all that will be left is name identification. That might have been true in the pre-internet days, but now, I think most people will wonder, "Why do I know that name?" and google it. I suspect her bad behavior will follow her forever.

    • Excellent point, Dave... given that Google Never Forgets, and how many more people can and will access it from their smartphones and tablets and other wireless devices, it kinda proves that your meltdown doesn't necessarily have to have been videotaped for it to go viral!

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed this interview. Mr. Nolan's sage advice and boundless experience are an inspiration. Remember to not get bored with what you'r writing or your readers will be bored!