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In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Mar 31, 2011

This episode Scrolls flips over the page to see things from the other side in terms of starting out as a writer.  Acting as a companion piece to the Author Interviews

recorded at the SFX Weekender we've pulled together three authors who have taken non-traditional approaches to getting their fiction out into the public domain.

Joining Phil and Clover in a virtual round-table discussion of their experiences, and the pros and cons of these alternative avenues are:-

Barry Nugent (Shadowy Godfather of the Geek Syndicate and author of Fallen Heroes, self published through Lulu's print-on-demand service)
Alex Keller (Author of pre-teen steampunk novels Haywired and Rewired, printed by small-press publisherMogzilla) and
Mark Bell (Author of folk horror novel Binder of Bone, Keeper of Corn which he has published exclusively as an e-book).

Here are some additional links to items mentioned in the episode that may be of interest to you:

Barry's twitter and Fallen Heroes, the comic
Alex's twitter and website (although I believe a Wordpress blog is in the offing soon)
Mark's blog

Normal Service - i.e. blather, banter and bullshit about books - resumes soon in the next episode 'Life, the Multiverse and Everything.'

Keep reading.