Show Notes for Episode 2: David Farland Interviewed by Christopher J. Garcia

It is possible to commit no errors and still lose ... " ~ Captain ...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard to Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 2×21.

In Episode 2 of Essence of Wonder, Gadi Evron and Christopher J. Garcia hosted author David Farland a.k.a. Dave Wolverton [Wikipedia] for an interview and a reading. Also on the episode were leadership expert Stephen Kelner for a discussion of Lord of the Ring’s Aragorn and his modern leadership style, and Karen Castelletti with a reading.

Video recordings:
Part 1, Part 2.

Most exciting news from the show:
– Ta da! David is working on the 9th Runelords book [Wikipedia, Amazon], “Tale of Tales”.
Ta da! Runelords may be coming to TV.

This was the show’s second episode and it was recorded with a live audience.

Notes include
– Show guests, hosts, and production
– Readings
– News and upcoming works from David Farland
– News and upcoming works from Christopher J. Garcia
– News and upcoming works from Stephen Kelner
– Quotes
– References and mentions

Show guests
David Farland
Karen Castelletti

Hosts
Christopher J. Garcia
Gadi Evron

Production
Gadi Evron
Daria Medved
John Dodd
Patrick Maher
Ian Stockdale
Niamh Kearney
Karen Castelletti

Readings
– David Farland read the first chapter of the first Runelords [Wikipedia] book, “The Runelords” [Amazon].

– Karen Castelletti read “We Can Get Them for You Wholesale” [Wikipedia, story text at Baen] by 
Neil
 Gaiman [Wikipedia]

News and upcoming works from David Farland
David’s website

  • David said he is making progress on Tale of Tales (Runelords #9), but that he has learned to prefer writing slowly and well.
  • Runelords screenplay for TV is already written, and being looked at by Fox and Dark Horse.
  • Dave created an online writing group, Apex, [website] to help top writers succeed.

News and upcoming works from Christopher J. Garcia

News and upcoming works from Stephen Kelner

  • Steve’s startup, Ascent [website].
    (with a lot of interesting resources on leadership)

Quotes

“A leader drives results, over the strategic long-term, through people.”

Stephen Kelner [website],Co-Founder and CEO of Ascent [website[.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

— The third law of Clarke’s Three Laws [Wikipedia], Arthur C. Clarke [Wikipedia].

“I’m not very good at anything except at picking people and stepping out of the way.”

— Attributed to a former Pepsi Co. CEO by Steve Kelner.

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.”

— Captain Jean-Luc Picard to Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 2×21.

References and mentions

  • The KAV cycle explained [website].
  • Publisher’s Marketplace [website] – David’s recommended resource to finding your future editor.

See you on Saturday for our upcoming episode with event chairs, Leadership in Crisis.

Gadi Evron.

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