Ditch Diggers #032 —
DD032 “F YOU, Dust!”
with Matt Wallace, Michael J. Martinez
From Morgan Freeman’s jazz house, we express hatred for dust.
Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s jazz house with special guest co-host Michael J. Martinez
On the subject of “free hugs” and hugging strangers in general at conventions
Mike talks about his first hardcover book release, his fantasy Cold War mash-up MJ-12: INCEPTION, which has a dust jacket and everything (“Michael J. Martinez, saying ‘fuck you’ to dust since 2016!”
Mike talks openly and honestly about the disintegration of his first publisher, Night Shade Books, and how it affected his and others’ career, and what the status is now.
How Mike started his writing career, and how you go from one book to thinking about and planning for a career in fiction publishing.
The Ditch Diggers delve into Mike’s former career in journalism, and how he balances writing with his new career in finance.
Retirement planning for authors. Mike talks about how he views writing full-time as a realistic goal, and what it takes to reach that goal.
Q&A from Twitter, including unread questions from Matt’s mom, and having your work optioned for film/TV. Mike’s website: michaeljmartinez.net
The fine print:
Theme music by Devo Spice.
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