Thursday, October 18, 2007

My first audio interview!

I recently was interviewed by Bob Andelman, the author or co-author of several best-selling biographical, business, management and sports books, including Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.

As one of the top freelance writers in the U.S., Andelman is in high demand -- and he has written ten books as well as countless magazine and newspaper articles. On his Mr. Media online site, Andelman also conducts exclusive interviews with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, and comics. In the past, he has interviewed Billy Bob Thornton, Larry Thomas of Seinfeld fame, and Seth Bauer of National Geographic, to name a few.

Bob's interview with me is now online, and he asked some great questions about The Death Wizard Chronicles. Please check it out here.

And for those of you who might have missed my recent Q/A and review on the Virtual Wordsmith, please give them a look, as well.


bunnygirl said...

Great interview! Congrats!

Jim Melvin said...


Michael said...

Nice interview, Jim. And congrats on getting Will Eisner!

Incidentally, I finished reading The Pit today. I enjoyed it. Get ready for that review! I should have draft for you check out soon...

Michael said...

Oh, Jim, I hope you don't mind, but I've tagged you with my second meme. Feel free to ignore if you wish, but you might have fun with it!

Kappa no He said...

Congratulations! I'm going now to listen to it. And I'll get back to you soon on that other stuff too.

Jim Melvin said...

You're the best!


The Death Wizard Chronicles is a sexy, action-packed six-book epic fantasy series: Book One (Forged by Death), Book Two (Chained by Fear), Book Three (Eve of War), Book Four (World on Fire), Book Five (Sun God), Book Six (Death-Know).

The DW Chronicles is not for children and teenagers -- or the faint of heart. But if you like graphic fantasy that is bursting with excitement yet still has a lot going on between the lines, I think you'll love my series.

In a groundbreaking paradox, the Death Wizard, a champion of good, derives his power from a source traditionally seen as negative -- death. His nemesis, an evil sorcerer, derives his power from the sun, the benevolent source of all life. Their struggle to control the fate of the planet Triken will take your breath away.

In an original twist never before seen in this genre, the Death Wizard is able to enter the realm of death during a "temporary suicide." Through intense concentration, he stops his heartbeat and feeds on death energy, which provides him with an array of magical powers.

The series also is a love triangle involving two desperate characters attempting to come together despite the machinations of an all-powerful psychopath with incestuous cravings.

Graphic and action-packed, spanning a millennium of turmoil, The DW Chronicles carries readers on a journey they will never forget.

Do you fear death? The Death Wizard does not. Find out why.

-- Please go to for more details.

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I was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. I graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) in 1979 with a B.A. in Journalism. I now live in South Carolina near the Blue Ridge Mountains, a pleasant setting for writing, to say the least. I was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years and I currently work at the Charlotte Observer. I am married with five daughters.

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Jim Melvin, a veteran journalist, debuts as novelist.