Ep. 61: R.R. Virdi talks The First Binding, Storytelling, Urban Fantasy & More

SFF Addicts

Jul 11 2023 • 1 hr 6 mins

Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with bestselling author R.R. Virdi about his acclaimed novel The First Binding, how Jim Butcher and The Dresden Files inspired him, starting out in self-publishing and how that compares to traditional publishing, the power of stories across time, writing as work (even though we love it), genre bullshit, mythology, Star Wars and much more.

NOTE: This is part one of a two-part chat with Ronnie. Stayed tuned next week for his mini-masterclass on The Hero's/Heroine's Journey.

WARNING: There is mention of suicide/depression in this episode.

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R.R. Virdi is the bestselling, award-nominated author of The First Binding, The Grave Report series, The Books of Winter series and more. The First Binding⁠⁠⁠⁠ is available now via Tor Books.

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ABOUT OUR HOSTS:

Adrian M. Gibson is a podcaster, writer and illustrator, and is currently working on his debut novel.

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M.J. Kuhn is the author of ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Among Thieves⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, her debut novel. The sequel, Thick As Thieves, releases on July 25 and is available to preorder ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

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MUSIC:

Intro: "⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Into The Grid⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠" by MellauSFX

Outro: “⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Galactic Synthwave⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠” by Divion

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