On episode 41 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with author and self-proclaimed Geek, Michael G. Munz. We discussed:
- his path to publication;
- Twin Peaks;
- the meaning of “cyberpunk”;
- his humorous novel Zeus is Dead;
- the first two books The New Aeneid Cycle: A Shadow in the Flames and A Memory in the Black
- his experience with hybrid publisher, Booktrope;
- how he got Terry Brooks to help workshop his first book;
- his upcoming reading, with Camela Thompson, at Third Place Books.
Plus, on Today in Writing, the anniversary of the first publication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
About Our Guest:
An award-winning writer of speculative fiction, Michael G. Munz was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Washington State in 1977 at the age of three. Unable to escape the state’s gravity, he has spent most of his life there and studied writing at the University of Washington.
Michael developed his creative bug in college, writing and filming four exceedingly amateur films before setting his sights on becoming a novelist. Driving this goal is the desire to tell entertaining stories that give to others the same pleasure as other writers have given to him. He enjoys writing tales that combine the modern world with the futuristic or fantastic.
Michael has traveled to three continents and has an interest in Celtic and Classical mythology. He also possesses what most “normal” people would likely deem far too much familiarity with a wide range of geek culture, though Michael prefers the term geek-bard: a jack of all geek-trades, but master of none—except possibly Farscape and Twin Peaks.
Michael dwells in Seattle where he continues his quest to write the most entertaining novel known to humankind and find a really fantastic clam linguine.