Sunday, March 27, 2011

GOWM 19 - Interview with Brand Gamblin - Part 1

Download: GOWM_019.mp3

Episode 19 is the first half of my interview with Brand Gamblin. Like an onion, "The Hidden Institute" has layers .... LAYERS O' AWESOME! Between the writing, the podcast audio production, and all the touches that Brand brings to to table; I love this book. And it has (wait for it) BEAR POLO!! We get as much into why the book is great as we can without the spoilers. Of course, Brand and I find other stuff to talk about ... but why are you still reading this ... please go listen to the episode now! (Did I mention "BEAR POLO!"?) :)

The second half of the interview can be found here.

You can find the audio promo for "The Hidden Institute" at

Video promo for "Tumbler":

You can find all things Brand Gamblin at:

Web site:
Twitter: @brandg

Web sites for his books at:
"The Hidden Institute" -
"Tumbler" -

Buy his books at:
CreateSpace - "The Hidden Institute" -
"Tumbler" -

Amazon -

Barnes & Noble -

Smashwords -

"Tumbler" -

Reviews of Brand's stuff at "View From Valhalla":
"The Hidden Institute" -
"Tumbler" -

His blog posts on his self-publishing of "The Hidden Institute:
Part 1 -
Part 2 -

The "Calls for Cthulhu" video comedy series -

J. R. Murdock -

"Wiener Blut" -

Gmail Podcast -

I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site:

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at

The podcast is distributed via & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!
Download: GOWM_019.mp3

1 comment:

  1. One of the things that you guys talked about was not having your protagonist in your first chapter, or at least not as the lead in the first chapter. I have read a number of books that do this, and I really enjoy it. I think it allows the reader to get a good feel for the world before we shift to seeing it through our protagonists eyes. That can help you reader understand the world better because it gives you two perspectives without having to do any info dumping. I say way to go Brand way to go.