Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask is hosted by Franklin Kendrick in conjunction with Superhero-Fiction.com. Each week, join authors to discover the heroes behind the novels.

Behind the Mask - Episode 206 - Jaime Castle and Christopher Valin Interview

April 2nd, 2021

On this episode of Behind the Mask, it's our first dynamic duo! Joining host Franklin Kendrick are writing team Jaime Castle and Christopher Valin. Jaime and Christopher talk about their new rapid-release superhero trilogy, Raptors, and specifically the first book, entitled Sidekick. They also discuss their writing workflow and their dedication to audio book productions.

Behind the Mask - Episode 205 - Trish Heinrich Interview

March 19th, 2021

This time on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with superhero fiction author Trish Heinrich! Trish discusses writing under a pen name, and also how her image has evolved over the last year. Other subjects include wrapping up a series, and also following your heart when it comes to picking an offshoot of the superhero genre.

Behind the Mask - Episode 204 - Lana Pecherczyk Interview

March 5th, 2021

This time on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick talks with superhero romance writer Lana Pecherczyk. They discuss Lana's Deady Seven series, and also where she drew inspiration for each installment. Lana also talks about the potential growth of the superhero romance niche.

Behind the Mask - Episode 203 - Jamie Hawke Interview

February 19th, 2021

This time on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with prolific superhero fiction author Jamie Hawke. Jamie discusses his latest short story which will launch a new character from his universe. Other topics include writing multiple overlapping series, and how to take a branch of the superhero genre and add your own personal style to it.

Behind the Mask - Episode 202 - Jeremy Flagg Interview

February 5th, 2021

On this episode of Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with superhero fiction author Jeremy Flagg. They discuss Jeremy's series, Children of Nostradamus. Other topics include being inspired by X-Men comics, and writing series in multiple time periods.

Behind the Mask - Episode 201 - Franklin Kendrick Interview

January 22nd, 2021

New year, new season of Behind the Mask! On this episode of the podcast, the script is flipped and guest host Jeremy Flagg interviews author Franklin Kendrick about his superhero work, The Aberrant Series. Discussions include growing up in small-town Maine as inspiration and also how much Bryce Dallas Howard had to put up with in Spider-Man 3. Franklin also talks about what it's like to write a hero who has to live up to a legacy that Fallout never knew existed until his famous father's death.

Behind the Mask - Episode 121 - Cynthia Vespia Interview

January 8th, 2021

On this episode of Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick interviews superhero fiction author Cynthia Vespia! Topics discussed include what inspired Cynthia's superhero, Karma, as well as the world that she lives in. They also discuss how to stay motivated when working on a long project.

Behind the Mask - Episode 120 - C.T. Phipps Interview

December 11th, 2020

On this episode of Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with author C.T. Phipps. Topics discussed include embracing the tongue-in-cheek flavors of classic superhero comics, the requirements and expectations of becoming a supervillain, and also planning out a long-running series.

Behind the Mask - Episode 119 - Nick Svolos Interview

November 20th, 2020

This week on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick talks with author Nick Svolos about his series, The Conway Report. Topics include drawing inspiration from pulp stories of the past, and writing characters that are larger than life - and some who realize that superpowers aren't exactly the greatest fit for them.

Behind the Mask - Episode 118 - Adrienne Dellwo Interview

November 13th, 2020

On this episode of Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with author Adrienne Dellwo about what it's like to write in a shared superhero universe. Other topics include inventing a superhero academy, and also using current events as inspiration for fiction.

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