Great Authors You Should Know

Christopher Tallon reading SWITCHERS by Christopher Tallon

Hey there.

I’m Christopher Tallon, author of Switchers and host of Creative Ops. As an author and podcaster, it makes me happy to be able to introduce people to great stories, and to get to know the people who tell them. Listen to these bad mamajamas:

Creative Ops | Ep.2 | Jennifer Soucy, author of "Demon in Me" Creative Ops

Hey folks, I totally nerded out while talking to fellow writer Jennifer Soucy. She's an amazing talent and a very nice person. She's got an interesting story, and a lot to say about writing. Her horror debut is titled Demon in Me, and it's amazing! She's the real deal. Check her out at http://www.jenniferlsoucy.com to learn more. Want to connect with her via social media? Find her on Instagram @therealjenwah, FaceBook @bansheetales, and Twitter @bansheetales. Then go order her book on Amazon…NOW!   Learn more about Creative Ops at my website http://www.christophertallon.com, and reach out on social media: Instagram | @christopher_tallon FaceBook | @TallonWrites Twitter | @TallonWrites Enjoy!  

Creative Ops | Ep.8 | Brandon Scott, Author of "Vodou" and "Sleight" Creative Ops

Brandon Scott is an amazingly talented (and very nice) guy. He joined me from North Carolina to talk about his books, style, influences, publishing projects, and writing process. His book Vodou was #1 on the Amazon charts at the time of the interview, and his sequel Sleight just arrived in my mailbox yesterday. I started it, it's AMAZING, can't wait to finish it. Check this guy out–he's the real deal, people! You Can Order Brandon's Books on Amazon, then follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and FaceBook. Thanks for checking out the show. Follow Creative Ops on IG, FB, and Twitter, too! Go to ChristopherTallon.com for show info, to contact the show, and just because it's the right thing to do. Last but not least, the sponsors & supporters: Baby Farm Soaps – The. Best. Soaps. Other great products, too!!!  River Town Adventures – Best outdoor experience in mid-Michigan. Award winning, locally owned. Hey Guys Media Group – They helped me make my podcast; let them help you make yours!

Creative Ops | Ep. 22 | Jennifer Soucy (Again!) – Horror, Books & Movies, Writing & Publishing, and Friend Talk Creative Ops

Jennifer Soucy is an excruciatingly talented woman. In her novels, she has a darkly poetic style that delivers intense emotion while, at the same time, keeps an expert eye on the pace and flow of the action. She writes strong and complex female leads that guys and girls alike love to follow on their dark adventures. Jen highlights the best and worst of humanity in a way you can't help but pay attention and keep flipping pages. She's truly a writers' writer. Hear her thoughts on horror, books, movies (especially remakes…), the writing process, editing, publishing, promoting, and everything else an up-and-coming indie writer has to think about these days. … JENNIFER SOUCY: http://www.jenniferlsoucy.com Twitter: @bansheetales Facebook: @bansheetales Insta: @therealjenwah … CHRISTOPHER TALLON: http://www.christophertallon.com Insta: @christopher_tallon Twitter: @TallonWrites FB: @TallonWrites … CREATIVE OPS: http://www.creativeops.podbean.com http://www.christophertallon.com/creative-ops-podcast http://www.buymeacoffee.com/creativeops

Creative Ops | Ep.38 | Joshua Marsella – Author of ”Scratches” and ”Severed” Creative Ops

Joshua Marsella is an Army veteran turned stay-at-home dad and horror author. His books "Scratches" and "Severed" are making a lot of noise on the indie horror scene. We talk about his military experience, struggles and triumphs with mental health, and OF COURSE his creative process as a writer. Books, films, adaptations, Stephen frigging King, military stories, dad stories, being a creative writer, and lots more. Such a nice guy. I hope you enjoy the interview and decide to check out one and/or all of his books. Lastly, be on the lookout for his collection HUNGER FOR DEATH when it becomes available on Halloween 2021 (mwah-ha-ha!). . . . SOCIAL LINKS Joshua Marsella on: Instagram Twitter Amazon Links  

Creative Ops | Ep.45 | A Beginner‘s Guide to Self-Publishing w/ Joshua Marsella Creative Ops

Hey folks! My writing buddies who are farther along in their careers are helping me out with some publishing DOs and DON'Ts. As I get good advice, I'll share it. Here's bits of a phone conversation I had with the amazing Joshua Marsella. So listen up if you're thinking of self-publishing, or if you're curious what goes into it. Follow Joshua Marsella on social media @JoshuaMarsella on Twitter, @joshua_marsella on instagram, and buy his books on his Amazon page! Thanks everyone. Happy Thanksgiving! (Even to the Canadians!)

Ep.54 | TJ Tranchell – Author of TELL NO MAN (and others…) Creative Ops

Author, Actor, & Academic, TJ Tranchell came on the podcast to discuss his book TELL NO MAN, as well as his writing process, upcoming projects (so exciting!), acting, teaching at a community college, dropping out of school, providing professional writing services, and much more. Check out his website: http://www.tjtranchell.net Buy his books on Amazon, I highly recommend TELL NO MAN. Look for him on Instagram (@t.j.tranchell), Facebook (@TJTranchell), and Twitter (@TJ_Tranchell). Thanks to TJ for the chat, thanks to you for listening in, and HUGE thanks to anyone who will or has left a review AND rating on Apple podcasts or wherever you get the show. Enjoy!

Ep.77 | Shawn Burgess, horror writer and author of THE TEAR COLLECTOR and its new prequel SOUR ROOTS Creative Ops

Shawn Burgess is a horror writer from Jacksonville, FL. His first novel is The Tear Collector. I read it. It's fantastic. You should, too. He just release a prequel and has a sequel coming out in the fall of '22. This should be in your TBR (to be read) pile. Listen to us talk about horror as a genre, how we approach writing, and you might just catch the exact moment where we officially became friends… Thanks for listening, folks. Thanks for coming on, Shawn. . . . Here's Shawn's Socials: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter . . . Here's Shawn's Links: Visit http://www.shawnburgessauthor.com! Get his book Buy THE TEAR COLLECTOR here! Free e-book link for SOUR ROOTS . . . From Christopher Tallon (Host): Thanks for listening. I appreciate you. And thanks for spreading the word, subscribing to the show, and supporting me and my guests on social media. All music is by me, except the end song HAHAHA, which is by Kirk Ross, using samples from Creative Ops. Thanks Kirk! I write blogs, books, and do social media stuff. Here's proof: My Novel | Goodreads | Twitter | FaceBook | Instagram | TikTok | Podcast . . . Thanks! -CT

Ep.78 | Marston Hefner – Author of ”High School Romance” Reflects on Writing, Gaming, and His Famous Last Name Creative Ops

Marston Hefner (yes…son of Hugh Hefner) is an extremely talented writer. His upcoming book of flash fiction is called High School Romance. I was fortunate to get an advanced copy. It's fantastic. Yes, you get an insight into the private lives of famous people, but more than that, you get to see them as real people. And you get to see straight up fiction that ranges from avante garde to offbeat science-fiction/romance and many things in-between. . . . Check out Marston online: marstonhefner.com | Twitch | YouTube | Twitter . . . Get more info AND buy his book HERE . . . See Marston read live: September 1 at Book Soup in Los Angeles: https://www.booksoup.com/event/marston-hefner September 8 at Stories Books in Los Angeles: https://storiesla.com/events/19616   . . . Thanks for listening. Stop by http://www.christophertallon.com for my book info, social links, a blog, and more. See ya later!  

Ep.80 | Jody Sperling & Kenny MacKay – Networking & Marketing Creative Ops

Three podcasts are represented on this one: The Reluctant Book Marketer, Author Your Dream, and (duh…) Creative Ops. Jody Sperling, Kenny MacKay, and I let you in on a marketing meeting between podcasters. Jody and Kenny are both in the business of helping authors grow their audience. Now we're trying to grow our own. . . . Jody Sperling, THE RELUCTANT BOOK MARKETER @jodyjsperling on Twitter and Instagram  . . . Kenny MacKay, AUTHOR YOUR DREAM @PodcastAuthor on Twitter; @author_your_dream on Instagram . . . Get my book, follow me on the interweb, and see who's been on the show at http://www.christophertallon.com  

Ep.87 | Brennen Matthews – Author of ”Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66” Creative Ops

In times where our divisions are highlighted in the media constantly, Brennen Matthews book, "Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66", offers a different, more united version of America. One through the lens of a family who, by according to some "SHOULD have been" victims of prejudicial treatment (an African bi-racial family in America), saw nothing but beauty all throughout middle-America and its inhabitants and travelers. Hear about his experiences working in charity, journalism, and how he and his wife decided to take a road trip across a country native to NEITHER of them with their young son, which was then documented beautifully in Brennen Matthews book, "Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66", which he talks about researching, traveling, and writing about. Amongst other things. . . . BRENNEN MATTHEWS Get your copy of: Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66 on Amazon. Visit http://www.brennenmatthews.com, check out his IG and FB, and keep the travel train going at ROUTE MAGAZINE!

And if you’re still looking for more, check out the INFO PAGE about my book. If you like the sound of teenagers battling against their adult selves in a time travel war.

-CT

christopher tallon switchers

Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.

You’ve got the rhyme and reason / But got no cause

But if you’re hot to trot / You think you’re slicker than grease

I’ve got news for you crews / You’ll be sucking like a leech

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