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 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.

Behind the Mask - Episode 117 - Christa Tomlinson Interview

October 30th, 2020

This week on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick interviews author Christa Tomlinson about her superhero romance series. They also discuss the influence of fanfiction when starting out as an author, and how shipping characters in other mediums inspires the superhero couples in Christa's own books.

Behind the Mask - Episode 116 - Nancy O’Toole Meservier Interview

October 23rd, 2020

On this episode of Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with author Nancy O'Toole Meservier about her series, Red and Black. They also discuss what it's like to write enemies who become attracted to each other, and also being inspired by video games to develop a fictional superhero universe.

Behind the Mask - Episode 115 - Derek Borne

October 16th, 2020

This week on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with superhero fiction author Derek Borne about his Ultimate Agent series. Derek discusses what it's like for authors to say goodbye to their characters, and the challenge of finally reaching the end of a long-running series.

Behind the Mask - Episode 114 - Karen Janowsky

October 9th, 2020

This episode of Behind the Mask sees host Franklin Kendrick talking with superhero fiction author Karen Janowsky about her series of superhero-romance novels, how she avoids the pitfalls of well-worn tropes in her work, and why it's important to keep modern mythology alive.

Behind the Mask - Episode 113 - Ian Thomas Healy

October 2nd, 2020

This week on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick talks with superhero fiction author Ian Thomas Healy about his long-running Just Cause series, what it's like to invite other authors into your universe, and how he adds variety to the genre with each new book.

Behind the Mask - Episode 112 - Matt King

September 18th, 2020

On this episode of Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with superhero fiction author Matt King about his superhero universe, the mythological inspirations behind his heroes, and how the heroes of the past become the idols of the future.

Behind the Mask - Episode 111 - Rob Edwards

September 4th, 2020

This week on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick chats with superhero fiction author Rob Edwards about his debut novel, how writing for anthologies has benefited his story process, and the way that his series combines science fiction and superhero tradition.

Behind the Mask - Episode 110 - J.D. Cunegan

August 28th, 2020

This week on Behind the Mask, host Franklin Kendrick talks with author J.D. Cunegan about his superhero detective series, what it's like to write different flavors of the genre, and how the real world influences our storytelling - and vice versa!

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