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Episode #42 – Focused Practice with Howard Tayler

Howard CroppedHoward Tayler is the writer and illustrator behind Schlock Mercenary, the Hugo-nominated science fiction comic strip. His artwork is featured in XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery, a role-playing supplement by Tracy and Curtis Hickman, as well as in the board game “Schlock Mercenary: Capital Offensive” by Kevin Nunn, published by Living World Games.

Howard has written SF horror for the Space Eldritch and Space Eldritch II: The Haunted Stars anthologies, and he writes fantasy tie-in fiction for Privateer Press under their Skull Island X imprint.

Howard co-hosts the Hugo and Parsec award-winning “Writing Excuses” podcast, a weekly ‘cast for genre-fiction writers, with Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, and Dan Wells.

His most recent printed work is Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic, which was on the 2009 Hugo ballot. New readers may find Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia to be a delightful introduction to the work for which he is best known.

He lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Sandra, their four children, and one ungrateful, archetypally imperious cat.

About James Duckett

James is a geeky, nerdy dude. He writes, sometimes. He blogs, sometimes. He's helpful to people, sometimes. He doesn't like to repeat himself, sometimes. He's funny... looking... always.

His hopes and aspirations of the future is to one day find a way that people will pay him while he sleeps. It is his dream job.