Welcome to my blog post for May 2022!
One of the biggest ways in the 21st century to connect and engage with others who have the same sorts of interests that you do, build relationships, and have fun doing it, is through the amazing medium of YouTube. YouTube is in its second decade of existence, and only continues to grow.
With the growth of YouTube, so grows the online community of vloggers and viewers, in massive proportions. There's something fascinating about vlogging, and captivating about viewing vlog content. In all of this emergence of vloggers, perhaps some of the biggest expansion has been in the world of booktubers who are also reviewers. And possibly within that subset of vloggers, no type of booktube reviewers are becoming more pervasive than fantasy and sci-fi booktubers.
These vloggers are a special breed of person. They genuinely care about their audience, and create these enormous followings yet with an atmosphere that feels like tight knit family dynamics. They generate stimulating conversation, create incredibly relatable content, and add so much to the fantasy-sci-fi writing community, which is composed of writers, poets, readers, literary agents, reviewers, publishers, and more.
One of the most important things fantasy-sci-fi vloggers - as all reviewers do - is spread the word about authors and their work. In my opinion, among some of the most skilled, and most entertaining at their craft,
https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteratureLofi https://www.youtube.com/c/LoreLullabies https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTeYZEBPBWScWXkqBnZrQQ https://www.youtube.com/c/MaedBetweenthePages https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObUCiZk90lu5sqDSZ3lJlg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7u2yaCcESbs7bWd0XZk-g .
One other name that belongs on that list of some of the best vloggers out there is the incomparable Steve, from Steve Talks Books. https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveTalksBooks . With a calm and soothing presence, insightful commentary and analysis, and a penchant for attracting some of the most interesting creatives out there to his channel, Steve's acclaim in the vlogging community continues to rise, at a rapid pace. He is beloved in the community, and for good reason. I was blown away when, after I had the privilege of being interviewed by Steve, he asked me to co-host a series of author interviews on his channel. Of course, I jumped at this amazing opportunity to collaborate with Steve!
And so, after a poll to figure out a name for our new endeavour, lining up prospective guests, and working out some other logistics, PAGE CHEWING was born!
PAGE CHEWING is a relaxed, fun, and informative regular event where Steve and I interview some of the Writing Community's brightest lights. At the time of this writing, we have completed episode 6 of PAGE CHEWING. Wow, have we had some fantastic guests in the first six episodes! These guests have included authors Zamil Akhtar, Sean Bell, Angela Boord, T.L. Coughlin, Tim Hardie, Krystle Matar, Thomas Howard Riley, Mark Timmony, H.L. Tinsley, Janny Wurts, and vloggers Lore Lullabies and Maed Between the Pages.
Steve and I don't particularly stick to any scripted questions. We love a free flowing, open conversation, and see where it takes us as interviewers and those we interview.
The broadcasts are live and interactive, where anyone can join virtually, message in comments and observations, and be part of the interview.
Check out Steve's channel for all his other excellent content, and do check out PAGE CHEWING as well! You won't regret it! We welcome you to visit the live broadcasts, say hi, engage in the discussion by posting a question or a comment, or simply stopping by to hang out, listen, and enjoy!
Please feel free to comment on this and future blogs and I will be sure to get back to you. Chat soon!
P.L. Stuart's Blog
I am a Canadian high fantasy author. My debut novel, A Drowned Kingdom - first in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, is now available! Book 2 in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, The Last of the Atalanteans, is now available here!