I was going to link to this interview with Jeffrey Ford at the Nebula site in any case because he’s one of my favorite writers as some of you might know. I’m always interested in hearing him or reading him talk about writing and about his process and his thoughts on the genre and fiction in general.
I was surprised, however, to see my own name pop up in the interview in response to a question about podcasts. I’ve mentioned the two stories I read for Podcastle here before (“The Dreaming Wind” and “The Annals of Eelin-Ok”) and it was my pleasure to do those readings being as big a fan as I am of Jeff’s work. Jeff told me in person the last time I saw him that he liked my readings which made me very happy – that’s what I would have hoped for. That he mentioned them in the interview just underscores that for me.
Needless to say, I won’t be holding my breath for the opportunity to read his collected works, but if another opportunity pops up any time soon, you can be sure I’ll jump on it.
Because of a mix-up, I ended up recording a podcast of Jeffrey Ford’s “The Dreaming Wind” when I was really supposed to record “The Annals of Eelin-Ok”, which I later recorded and which appeared on Podcastle. Paul Tevis was the official reader for “The Dreaming Wind”, but since it was already recorded, Rachel Swirsky went ahead and posted both of them.
So, to my surprise, you can now hear my reading of “The Dreaming Wind” (along with Paul’s) over at Podcastle.
Jeffrey Ford is one of my favorite writers and it was my pleasure to get to read not one, but two of his wonderful stories.
I just found out (from the author no less) that my reading of Jeffrey Ford’s excellent The Annals of Eelin-Ok is up at Podcastle. This was a particularly hard reading for me because I was sick around the time I was reading it and because of a lot going on at the time, but I was happy to have the chance to read a story by one of my favorite authors (I actually recorded two Jeffrey Ford podcasts, though only this one will go up).
Regardless of whether you like the reading or not, definitely check out Jeff Ford’s stories. He’s one of the best writers we have right now.
I recently narrated a podcast of fellow Altered Fluid member N K Jemisin’s story, Red Riding-Hood’s Child for Podcastle.
It is up now.
Warning – as the site says, the story contains sex and wolves.
A little while ago I was asked to read a story for the Podcastle site called The Grand Cheat by Hilary Moon Murphy.
The story is now up at Podcastle. Take a look over there or download it from iTunes.
Podcastle, Escape Pod, and Pseudopod are doing really great stuff with genre stories and they’re all worth a look.