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Ditch Diggers #032 —

DD032 “F YOU, Dust!”

with Matt Wallace, Michael J. Martinez


From Morgan Freeman’s jazz house, we express hatred for dust.

Show Notes

  • 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 

Mike on Twitter: @mikemartinez72  MJ-12: Inception: https://amzn.com/1597808776

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #032 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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