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Supplemental Reading and Listening

A directory of guest posts, podcast appearances, blog tours, and interviews from around the genre reading and writing communities.

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ARC Review: CAST-OFF (Peridot Shift #3) by R.J. Theodore (2022)

ARC Review: CAST-OFF (Peridot Shift #3) by R.J. Theodore (2022)

03 Dec 2022 — Jo Ladzinski reviews an ARC of Cast Off as part of their full Peridot Shift coverage.

Review: SALVAGE (Peridot Shift #2) by R.J. Theodore (2022)

Review: SALVAGE (Peridot Shift #2) by R.J. Theodore (2022)

30 Nov 2022 — Jo Ladzinski reviews the second edition of Salvage as part of their full Peridot Shift coverage.

New Life for Old(er) Books

New Life for Old(er) Books

24 Nov 2022 — Article at Paste Magazine by Alana Joli Abbott

Tales from the Trunk

Tales from the Trunk

18 Nov 2022 — Happy NaNoWriMo, for all of you who observe! This time around, we’re joined once again by R.J. Theodore (@bittybittyzap) to talk about the crazy act of writing a novel in a single month and the freedom that comes with actually deciding to finish a thing. Rekka brings us a compare and contrast reading of two different beginnings of their novel, Flotsam, first from the NaNo when she first finished the book and the second from the version you can go and buy for yourself!

Author Spotlight w J Scott Coatsworth

Author Spotlight w J Scott Coatsworth

09 Oct 2022 — An interview conducted by J. Scott Coatsworth, talking about my writing experience and techniques, especially that of writing the final entries to the Peridot Shift series.

WROTE Podcast

WROTE Podcast

07 Oct 2022 — I join the podcast as we discuss my unique blend of scifi and fantasy with the re-released Peridot Shift series!

My Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Short Fiction Roundup for July, 2022 (Maria Haskins)

My Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Short Fiction Roundup for July, 2022 (Maria Haskins)

15 Aug 2022 — Maria calls "Singing the Ancient Out of the Dark" a "terrific and mind-bending science fiction story"

Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction for July 2022 (Tor.com)

Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction for July 2022 (Tor.com)

12 Aug 2022 — Dragons and masquerades, baking witches and stick dancers, futuristic soldiers and stranded archivists, and so much death. The stories in this July 2022 short speculative spotlight blend genres and concepts with clever results.

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Anthony Avina's Review of Flotsam (Peridot Shift Book 1) by R.J. Theodore

Anthony Avina's Review of Flotsam (Peridot Shift Book 1) by R.J. Theodore

24 Jan 2022 — Author Anthony Avina reviews the new, second edition of Flotsam (Book One of the Peridot Shift)

Jo Ladzinski's ARC Review: FLOTSAM (Peridot Shift #1) by R.J. Theodore (2022)

Jo Ladzinski's ARC Review: FLOTSAM (Peridot Shift #1) by R.J. Theodore (2022)

16 Jan 2022 — Fantasy writer Jo Ladzinski reviews the new, second edition of Flotsam (Book One of the Peridot Shift)

Tales From The Trunk Podcast

Tales From The Trunk Podcast

21 May 2021 — I read an excerpt from Cast Off, which leads us into a great conversation about what can happen when your publisher closes its doors, murderboarding for fun and profit, and the things that we love so dearly about steampunk.

Flights of Foundry

Flights of Foundry

17 Apr 2021 — Saturday, April 17 09:00-09:25 EDT (25 Minutes) I will be reading a mix of shorts along with an excerpt from a longer work.

Conversation with A. K. Larkwood

Conversation with A. K. Larkwood

29 Sep 2020 — Acclaimed fantasy author AK Larkwood in conversation with author, illustrator, and podcaster R J Theodore to discuss her debut novel, The Unspoken Name. Hosted by the Westport Library. Crowdcast recording of live event.

World Building for Masochists Podcast

World Building for Masochists Podcast

16 Oct 2019 — Episode 9: Picking the Ties that Bind (with guest star RJ Theodore). Author RJ Theodore joins the hosts to talk about worldbuilding family structures. Full transcript available.

My Favorite Bit: Sky Chanteys

My Favorite Bit: Sky Chanteys

01 Oct 2019 — Guest feature on MaryRobinetteKowal.com in which guests discuss their favorite bits of their most recent work. R J Theodore discusses the chanteys of Salvage.

Black Gate Magazine

Black Gate Magazine

29 Sep 2019 — Airships in a Floating World: The Peridot Shift by R J Theodore. John ONeill previews Peridot books FLOTSAM, SALVAGE, and HUNGER AND THE GREEN.

Secondary Worlds Without Monocultures: POV, Cultural Perspective, and Worldbuilding

Secondary Worlds Without Monocultures: POV, Cultural Perspective, and Worldbuilding

04 Sep 2019 — Guest Post Article by R J Theodore on Kittywumpus.net.

SALVAGE Launch Interview

SALVAGE Launch Interview

01 Sep 2019 — To celebrate the launch of Salvage, Ken Schrader hosted an interview with R J Theodore on his blog.

Functional Nerds Podcast

Functional Nerds Podcast

27 Nov 2018 — In episode 383 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome RJ (Rekka Jay) Theodore – author of FLOTSAM! We discussed the book, hybrid publishing and the Hybrid Author Podcast, and ketogenic living.

Ditch Diggers Podcast

Ditch Diggers Podcast

21 Nov 2018 — In episode 70, Mur and Matt host R J Theodore and Colin Coyle to discuss Parvus Press and Indie Publishing.

She Geek Critique

She Geek Critique

23 Jul 2018 — Into the Aethersphere - a review of FLOTSAM from Geek Watch One

Eating Authors

Eating Authors

25 Jun 2018 — R J Theodore joins the list of incredible authors who share an anecdote about a meal as a guest on Lawrence Schoen's website.

Geek Girl Authority

Geek Girl Authority

08 Apr 2018 — Book Review of FLOTSAM by Milliebot Reads. In this review, Milliebot Reads coined the phrase "skymerms."

Atomic Resonance at the SFWA Nebula Conference

Atomic Resonance at the SFWA Nebula Conference

06 Apr 2018 — Article by R J Theodore on sfwa.org

Whiskey With My Book: Why I Wrote Flotsam

Whiskey With My Book: Why I Wrote Flotsam

29 Mar 2018 — "Or, How Stories are Itchy Mosquito Bites and it’s Totally Okay if You Want to Scratch at Them" - Guest Post article by R J Theodore

Five Things I Learned Writing Flotsam

Five Things I Learned Writing Flotsam

29 Mar 2018 — Guest post on Chuck Wendig's TerribleMinds.org

My Favorite Bit: Pronouns

My Favorite Bit: Pronouns

28 Mar 2018 — Guest feature on MaryRobinetteKowal.com in which guests discuss their favorite bits of their most recent work. R J Theodore discusses her learning experience in defending her aliens' nonbinary pronouns in FLOTSAM.

R J Theodore Gives Away an Old Family Secret

R J Theodore Gives Away an Old Family Secret

27 Mar 2018 — Guest Post Article by R J Theodore on Kittywumpus.net.

B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog: This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog: This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

27 Mar 2018 — B&N SciFi & Fantasy Review Blog's Run-down of the books launching March 27th including R J Theodore's FLOTSAM.

How Dare We Escape

How Dare We Escape

26 Mar 2018 — Guest post by R J Theodore on SFF Bluestocking

#Steampunk Review: Flotsam by R.J. Theodore

#Steampunk Review: Flotsam by R.J. Theodore

26 Mar 2018 — Review of FLOTSAM from Beauty In Ruins. This links to an older, archived version of the website.

Tor.com: All the New Science Fiction Books for March 2018

Tor.com: All the New Science Fiction Books for March 2018

07 Mar 2018 — Tor.com's coverage of Science Fiction releases for March 2018, including FLOTSAM by R J Theodore.

RJ Theodore is Simply Delightful

RJ Theodore is Simply Delightful

02 Mar 2018 — In Episode 079 of How Do You Write with Rachael Herron, R J Theodore discusses her writing process. YouTube link.

io9's New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for March 2018

io9's New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for March 2018

01 Mar 2018 — Coverage of 28 Science Fiction and Fantasy books that released in March 2018.

NerdMuch?: Best New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books of March 2018

NerdMuch?: Best New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books of March 2018

01 Mar 2018 — NerdMuch? covers 20 new SFF books for March of 2018.

The Verge: 15 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this March

The Verge: 15 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this March

01 Mar 2018 — The Verge's Andrew Liptak covers 15 Science Fiction and Fantasy new releases in March 2018, including FLOTSAM by R J Theodore.

Review of Flotsam

Review of Flotsam

26 Jan 2018 — Riley of Whiskey With My Book reviews an advanced copy of FLOTSAM by R J Theodore.

Conversations on Craft: R J Theodore and Karen Osborne

Conversations on Craft: R J Theodore and Karen Osborne

25 Jan 2018 — Parvus Press hosted R J Theodore and Karen Osborne (author of Architects of Memory) for a conversation on the writing life.