BookBanter Episode 25 with Cherie Priest


Episode 25 features my interview with author Cherie Priest. Cherie has written a number of books, including Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Wings to the Kingdom, Not Flesh Nor Feathers, and her most recent release is a steampunk adventure called Boneshaker set in late nineteenth century Seattle where a terrible accident causes people to turn into zombies. In her interview, Cherie says she wanted to make up a reason for the steampunk look of cap and goggles, and she has certainly created a compelling and entertaining one in Boneshaker. In the interview, she also talks about how she got started writing, what she’s working on now, and what she likes to do in her spare time.

Featured on the episode are my reviews for Vikings: A History by Robert Ferguson, Jack: Secret Circles by F. Paul Wilson, The Unwritten, Volume 1 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, and Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. If you’d like to purchase any of these titles, please click on the covers below :

The Vikings Jack: Secret CirclesThe UnwrittenBoneshaker

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I’ll see you next time, on February 15th, in Episode 26 featuring author David Grann, and we’ll be talking all about his book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon .

Thanks for joining me, and see you next time.

Alex C. Telander.