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A bonus Christmas episode for you all!
Back in December 2018, Charlotte was asked to interview RJ Barker and Micah Yongo at perhaps one of the most beautiful bookshops in Britain – the Bradford Wool Exchange branch of Waterstones.
In the interview, Micah talks about Lost Gods and Pale Kings, and RJ revisits our old favourite, The Wounded Kingdom trilogy.
This is a great opportunity for those in the audience last year to listen again and for everyone else to hear for the first time the entertaining duo wax lyrical about inspiration, religion, and sequels.
Micah Yongo is an author of epic fantasy novels. He’s a proud Mancunian (and Manchester United fan), but has also been a journalist, copywriter, videographer, community support worker, delivery driver, and once, in a distant and dark pre-existence he rarely speaks of, spent his days inputting data for a debt management service. His debut novel, Lost Gods, was a Brave New Words finalist, and has also been nominated for a British Fantasy Award. His second novel, Pale Kings, was released in August 2019.
RJ Barker lives in Leeds with his wife, son and a collection of questionable taxidermy, odd art, scary music and more books than they have room for. He grew up reading whatever he could get his hands on, and has always been ‘that one with the book in his pocket’. Having played in a rock band before deciding he was a rubbish musician, RJ returned to his first love, fiction, to find he is rather better at that. As well as his debut epic fantasy novel, Age of Assassins, RJ has written short stories and historical scripts which have been performed across the country. He has the sort of flowing locks any cavalier would be proud of.