Friday, September 8, 2017

The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Lisa Diane Kastner and Rick Karlsruher

Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are pleased to welcome writers Lisa Diane Kastner and Rick Karlsruher.

Lisa Diane Kaster
Lisa Diane Kastner

Lisa is a former journalist and instructor.  Her short stories have appeared in multiple magazines and journals. She is the founder of Running Wild Press.

Lisa presented at a TEDx in Seattle on The Power of Connecting. And presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) on the “You Sent Us What?” panel.

Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey she migrated to Philadelphia in her twenties and eventually transported to Los Angeles, California with her partner-in-crime and ever-talented husband. They nurture two felonious felines who anxiously encourage and engage in little sparks of anarchy.

Lisa's Books:

Lisa's Links:

Rick Karlsruher
Rick Karlsruher

I have led an usual life. Over the years I have managed and produced some music, created promotions, done international marketing and more.

Shortly after graduating from college I decided to be a writer. After several years of trying I thought I was on my way only to find it would lead to a Homeric odyssey.

The impact of those two years took me away from writing for more than twenty years. After much cajoling, I succumbed to literally hundreds of requests to write my story that became A Story Almost Told. 

Doing so has led me back to this passion.

Now comes Standoff, How the Cold War Really Ended. If you thought you knew, you were wrong. A simple detective story morphs into a spectacular satire on power and arrogance. 

Paying homage to Jonathan Swift, Dr, Strangelove, Rowan & Martin and Jon Stewart, Standoff will inform you and create laughter. 

I am a graduate of Wake Forest University.

Rick's Works:

Standoff, How the Cold War Really Ended (political satire)

Finding Home (film script- dramedy)

Rick's Links:

From today's program: Satellite Repair Service Coming.

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