Writer Groupie Episode 18- Tom Lucas Interview

For some reason I cannot get the audio to upload to iTunes. This is my best effort here, folks. If you are a WG subscriber to iTunes, hope this gives you the audio file to Tom’s interview. I have also included the show notes again.


This was one of the most fun, and the ONLY BIZARRO interview I have had yet. Tom is a fabulous guest, and a great author. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.
We discussed:

  • What is Bizarro fiction, and what it isn’t
  • How Tom got into Bizarro fiction via Bizarro Central
  • How an online writing workshop launched his current book, Pax Titanus
  • Bizarrocon in Portland- the event in 2014 and what might happen in 2015
  • The hotel where Bizarrocon is held, Edgefield Manor and it’s Bizarro history
  • What the Bizarro community is like
  • Tom’s book, Pax Titanus- the cover-the story-how the writing went-and how Tom invented his own Nanowrimo in July
  • What being a writer is and why having fun is important
  • How the reviews of Pax Titanus have been going
  • Why handing over your work to someone for review is hard
  • Why writing is different from other creative endeavors
  • Is acceptance and rejection really the same thing?
  • How getting physical can help quell writer’s fears
  • Was Tom’s rejection a record-breaking event?
  • Why Tom is envious of plumbers and why there is hope for us as writers
  • ALSO in this interview Tom gives the best writing advice ever! Find out what is the greatest thing a writer can embrace but you have to watch the video! This is must see stuff.

    He refers us to Kevin Donihe’s book, Space Walrus, as a good example of Bizarro fiction

    tom_lucas_002Tom Lucas

    You can find Tom Lucas online at his website, READTOMLUCAS.COM

    About master

    Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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