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EPod Interview – Linnea Tanner

26 November, 2018

Welcome back to my EPod Interview series! If you are new to my blog and haven’t come across an EPod yet, you can check out the back story at Escape Pod Emulations.

Here’s another space-grimed, asteroid-pocked escape pod and by the sounds of it, they can’t wait to get out. Hang on! Let’s get the door open and … Hello! It’s Linnea Tanner! What do you mean, where’s the nearest Tourist Information Office? We’ve just rescued you from deep space! What items did you take with you in your EPod?

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iphone so I can look up information on the internet, take pictures, read e-books, and communicate with families and friends.

Purse so I can carry money, identification documents, travel documents, credit cards, and personal items.

Good walking shoes for traveling short distances on foot to various sites, for hiking nature trails and parks, and for visiting museums and archaeological sites.

Wheeled, traveler suitcase that is packed with practical clothes and is easily manoeuvred on planes, trains, and other types of transportation.

Sunglasses to protect my eyes from sun glare.

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Award-winning author, Linnea Tanner, of Historical Fantasy weaves Celtic fantastical elements into the historical politics of Ancient Rome and Pre-Authurian Britannia based on her extensive research and travels to the British Isles, Ireland, and France. Award-winning Apollo’s Raven sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Pre-Arthurian Britannia.

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© Freya Pickard 2018
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Escape Pod Emulation for Isabel Caves

4 June, 2018

Welcome once more to my Escape Pod Interview series. If you’re not familiar with this kind of post, please read the back story at Escape Pod Emulation!
Whose in the Escape Pod today? Well, hello there! It’s Isabel Caves!
I’m going to be the one to save my people – my 5 items will allow me to uncover the weaknesses of the strange beings who have attacked us, and devise a plan to restore peace and justice.
My Complete Guide to Alien Species – I’m going to spend every second of my escape researching the strange beings who have attacked us. They must have a weakness. I bet I’ll find it in here.
My ice cloud gun – in case any of them snuck on board. They can toggle between solid, liquid and gaseous phases. In their gaseous form they can spread thin enough to be invisible. A cloud of ice should knock them back down to a more visible state.

An electronic journal – I’ll put all my research notes in here. If anything happens to me someone else can pick up where I left off.
A charger – to make sure the journal doesn’t run out of power.
And a stress ball – because boy, am I going to need it.

Isabel Caves loves fantasy and all things magic, as well as ghost stories and sci fi. She publishes literary pieces too and her mind is always cooking up new stories …

Discover Isabel’s book, Strange Beings, at: –
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It’s a permafree ebook containing 23 flash fiction tales of mages, witches, demons, faeries, ghosts, and those beings for which we have no name …

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© Freya Pickard 2018

Escape Pod – D Avery

9 April, 2018

Welcome once more to my Escape Pod Interview series. If you’re not familiar with this kind of post, please read the back story at Escape Pod Emulation!
I’m just opening the door to the Escape Pod to find … Well, I never! It’s D Avery! What do you mean, you don’t want to be rescued?!
As I hurry to the escape pod, the first thing that I grab is my MacBook, because that’s how I like to write and now I will have uninterrupted time to play with words and work on story ideas. Even with being unable, for security purposes, to go on the internet, I will likely get distracted but maybe will finally figure out how to organize and edit photos. I’ll have time, and, fortunately in this futuristic setting I do not have to worry about the battery running down.
I still have my teddy bear from childhood and while he now only gets picked up for vacuuming purposes, i.e., rarely, he will be coming along for all the reasons he used to get brought places decades ago. His wise presence and listening skills will be a comfort in the far reaches of both outer and inner space.
I will want some simple toy to play with. Pipe cleaners will do the job as I will be able to create many things and can indulge any artistic bent with them, though I’ll probably just put eyeglasses and a Fu Manchu mustache on Teddy.

I should also like to bring a jar of something fragrant, maybe spring soil, or sweet pepperbush flowers, or freshly mown hay. But maybe smell-a-vision will have been perfected and I’ll have some favorite scents stored in my computer, making the jar unnecessary. Which means now I can bring two books.
And no, I still don’t have books to read in the computer, I will be bringing two real ones. The problem is which books? This dilemma could cause a delay with the evacuation, endangering myself and the rest of the crew. So, I’ll just grab whatever is near to hand, which at present is The Gift, Poems by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky, and The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology 1, edited by Charli Mills and Sarah Brentyn. These will both be able to be read again and again and be new each time, so, while selections of convenience and desperation, I will realize, as so often happens, that I have the right books at the right time.
In fact I will find myself so well stocked, so content cloistered in my e-pod, I’ll be reluctant to open the door when the Interplanetary Space Guild finally comes to my rescue. I’ll do so only to escape the sci-fi setting and to share the reading and writing and pipe cleaner sculptures from my time in the pod.

D Avery tells me: “I live on an island off the coast of Massachusetts with a husband and a cat. A teacher of middle school mathematics, I also enjoy kayaking, yard-saleing and reading. Sometimes I write and sometimes people read what I’ve written.” “Chicken Shift” is session poetry, philosophy-lite that will quench your curiosity concerning chickens that cross roads. Check out ALL of D Avery’s books, including Chicken Shift at “Lulu” and “Amazon”.

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© Freya Pickard 2018

Escape Pods & Aliens

27 February, 2017

Last Autumn I launched my Escape Pod Emulation series. So far, I’ve had 5 guests, with 2 more booked for March & April.
It has been a wonderful ride! Each of my guests has taken with them completely different items and I love the personal stories behind the items!
Wondering what I’m talking about?
The quick answer can be found at YouTube.
The slightly longer answer can be found at EPod Interviews. Scroll down to click on the links to the interviews that have taken place so far!
Who will I choose next? I’d love to meet a real out of space alien, wouldn’t you?!
© Freya Pickard 2017

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