AT 7PM, EASTERN, Russell Newquist of Silver Empire publishing joins host Declan Finn, discussing the launch of his novel War Demons, his Lyonesse short fiction subscription service, the publishing industry and Superversive fiction.
Russell is a high school dropout who somehow still graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2000 with a BA in Philosophy. At one point he had to explain to a professor why he had to miss class to take the GED exam. Naturally, he began a career as a computer programmer. Later, he went on to earn a MS in Computer Science. Somewhere along the way he earned a black belt, and then added a few stripes to it and opened his own dojo. Because he never does anything the easy way, he started publishing company Silver Empire and has written some stories and even a novel or two. People seem to like them, so he’ll probably write some more. He lives in north Alabama with his wife Morgon, four kids and two dogs. They share a house that still manages to have more computing devices than living beings.
He attends a Roman Catholic church, continues to run his dojo, and works for a small software company.