Thursday, January 31, 2013


Check out the new interview with author Bobby Nash at Ralph's Rants. Bobby discusses his writing history, what makes a story pulp, what’s next, and more.

Click here to read the full interview.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Earth Station One Episode 148 – Rikers Beard Jumps the Shark


Red Alert!
This week, the ESO crew discusses those memorable tv moments that determined if a series went thumbs down or was making it so! Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash are joined by Jessa Phillips ( and Phantom Troublemaker ( spotlight the highs and lows of classic TV. Plus, award-winning fantasy writer M.B. Weston is betrayed by her own guardian angel and finds herself in The Geek Seat! All this and Rants and Raves about J.J. Abrams directing the new Star Wars film, the Khan Report and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Rikers Beard Jumps the Shark at
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This week's Rants and Raves topic
Buck Rogers season 2
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:09:10 Rants and Raves
0:29:08 Interview & Geek Seat M.B. Weston
0:51:07 Rikers Beard Jumps the Shark
1:44:15 The ESO Khan Report w/ M.B. Weston & Dr Scott Viguie
2:05:00 ESO Shout Outs
2:10:26 Show Close

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew revisits their childhood, Sid and Marty Krofft style. That’s right, ESO’s reliving their Saturday morning viewings of H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos, and so much more.
A novel by M.B. Weston

ESO wants to hear your favorite Sid & Marty Krofft memories. Visit us at, email us at, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

Our favorite Riker's Beard
Hey! Watch out for that Sleestak!

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“What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that's all.”

Sunday, January 27, 2013


The BEN Books library
Made some new banner ads for my various social media networks. Thought I'd share them.
What do you think?


Click for larger view.
I like this one. Teasing the new thrillers coming in 2013.

Same as the one at the top of the post, but adjusted for Facebook (profile pic)

This one didn't come out like I'd hoped so I scrapped it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Earth Station One Episode 147 – The Films of the Coen Brothers

O', brother... I liked a musical.
This week, those dudes of constant sorrow; Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash are joined by Jeffrey Powers ( and Lance Anderson ( to spotlight the quirky and ingenious works of the Coen Brothers. Also, writer Nancy Hansen steps away from the keyboard only to find herself in The Geek Seat! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Films of the Coen Brothers at
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My rave for the week.
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:07:01 Rants and Raves
0:29:11 Interview & Geek Seat Nancy Hansen
0:49:51 The Films of the Coen Brothers
1:31:33 The ESO Khan Report
1:37:47 ESO Shout Outs & Feedback
1:44:15 Show Close

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Shout Out #1
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Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew straps on Riker’s Beard and Jumps The Shark. That’s right, ESO is looking at those TV show that Jumped The Shark and started off great, but then made a left turn that sent viewers running to change the channel. And just like the Geek Seat, we’re looking at the flip side of the coin as well and discuss shows that have grown Riker’s Beard and started off slowly, but improved in a later season. It’s sure to be a fantastic discussion and we’ll have some special guests join us in the conversation.

Shout Out #2
ESO wants to hear from you. What shows jumped the shark or strapped on Riker’s beard for you? We want to hear all about it at, email us at, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One. You should be there as we strap a pair of space skis on JD and have him attempt to jump a space shark.

ESO abides.


Art: Jason Flowers.
Jason Flowers shared some art from the in process Bloody Olde Englund graphic novel written by me with art & colors by Jason on his Facebook page and I thought I would share it here.

Look for more soon.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


It's blurry, but it's me standing behind Kevin Bacon.
Bobby as Agent Edwards
I hope everyone caught my brief, but blurry moment on FOX's The Following last night. No worries, if you missed it, FOX is re-airing the pilot on Friday, January 25th. Plus, I'm posting the photos here. I also saw my car in the parking lot of the command center, which was cool. Plus, I was on set for many of the scenes in the pilot, even if you don't see me.

Created and written by Kevin Williamson (Scream, The Vampire Diaries), The Following stars Kevin Bacon (he of 6 degrees of... fame) in his first starring role in a TV series, along with James Purefoy as serial killer/cult leader, Joe Carroll (Rome). Also part of the cast are Natalie Zea (Justified), Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz), and Billy Brown (Sons of Anarchy), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men), and Maggie Grace (Taken).

In The Following, I played FBI Special Agent Robert Edwards (I got to come up with my characters name for the FBI badge and ID. I'm pretty sure I'll have him show up  in one of the Harold Palmer thriller novels down the road. Not sure if there's space for him in Evil Intent as it's well into its story, but you never know. Characters have a strange way of showing up where we least expect them. Just ask Sheriff Tom Myers, who appears in three novels I've written (one, the aforementioned Evil Intent, is still in process) and I've got an idea for a solo story for him as well. Not bad for a character that, when originally created, was never going to be used more than once. The mark of a good character, when he won't let you forget him.

Meanwhile, I'm into day two of my new day job. I feel very lucky to work with some very friendly people and so far so good. Still a bit to learn and took the plant tour today, which was nice. The company bottles perfumes and aerosol products so I spend my days talking about perfume, which is a new experience for me.

And here's my desk, which I'm getting set up. 

Well, it's been a long day and I'm beat. Going to catch up with some TV shows on the DVR and veg.


Meet FBI Special Agent Robert Edwards
Another shot of me from The Following.
Posing for a shot before turning in my badge and gun at the end of the shoot.

Agent Edwards walks... a lot.

FBI Agent Edwards' badge and sidearm
My desk in my new office at the new day job. I wish I had dual monitors for writing.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Bobby Nash as Special Agent Robert Edwards on The Following
I am very excited for the premiere of The Following starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy on FOX tonight. I was on set for three days playing an FBI Agent and got hooked on the story so I'm excited to see how it plays out.

The photo above is me as FBI Special Agent Robert Edwards (a character I created and named so he might just show up in one of the Harold Palmer novels) backstage of the command center set.

Learn more about The Following at

And here's a look at the appropriate for all trailer.
And the Intense trailer.


Sunday, January 20, 2013


Spent the past couple hours writing P.I.s, prostitutes, and pulp. Made a nice dent in my story for upcoming The Ruby Files Vol. 2 anthology. Here’s a taste of the first draft (I just typed this so it's still a rough draft):

Art: Rob Moran
Reardon stopped at the front door, a hand resting on the knob. He turned back to face her. “Look, all joking aside, you be careful tomorrow.” He stepped out the open door and into the night.

“I will, mom,” she said before closing the door. “Scout’s honor.”

Once he was gone, Lacy let her forehead rest against the locked door. He was good at his job, but Agent Reardon had a habit of annoying her. She blew out a breath, but felt anything but relaxed. She was too exhausted to feel much of anything. She turned off the lights and made her way to her comfortable bed where she collapsed into it without even bothering to take off the degrading costume her cover required her to wear.

She was asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow.


Rick Ruby watched the man leave Raven’s apartment.


Art: Mark Wheatley
And that’s all for now. Just a taste.

What is The Ruby Files, you ask?

Created by authors Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor, the Ruby Files is a pulpy P.I. anthology featuring Rick Ruby and published by Airship 27 Productions. You can learn more about The Ruby Files Vol. 1 at

Look for The Ruby Files Vol. 2 coming soon.


Saturday, January 19, 2013


The Phantom Troublemaker
I was honored to participate in a discussion on comic books and graphic novels over at the Needless Things blog, hosted by my friend, and Earth Station Who co-host, The Phantom Troublemaker.

You can read "They're Comic Books, You Twat!" here.

So, what do you call them? Are the comic books, comics, pamphlets, funny books, graphic novels, books, or perhaps another term I've not heard yet. I'd love to hear from you.



Writing all day is great, but the pay has been lousy so I'm heading back to corporate life. I start my new day job on Monday morning so I'll be posting less and writing nights and weekends. I'm looking forward to this new adventure.

What does that mean in terms of my posts here and my writing?

Not much.

I still plan to post news, information, and my assorted musings here fairly regularly. My writing output will slow down, but will continue. The largest impact will be to my postings at All Pulp, Earth Station One, and my various social media sites, although those are easier to post short messages from a mobile device.

I'm excited to start the new job and to continue telling stories. Speaking of which, I'd better get back to work on my Ruby Files story before my editor sends one of his boys around to kneecap me.  :)

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, January 17, 2013


BEN Books is proud to announce that Bobby Nash’s Frontier is now available in paperback and ebook formats at the following retailers:

BEN Books Direct (paperback)
Amazon (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)


Author Bobby Nash’s newest BEN Books release, FRONTIER, a collection of pulpy sci fi and space opera themed stories is now available.

About Frontier:
Frontier collects 9 sci fi short stories from Bobby Nash, author of Earthstrike Agenda, Evil Ways, and Deadly Games! Some of the rare tales presented in Frontier are reprints and others are in print there for the first time. The stories that make up Frontier happen on Earth, on alien planets, and in the deepest recesses of space. There’s action, adventure, horror, and even a little romance.

Stories included in Frontier:

In deepest space, a research vessel rescues a survivor who asks to be returned home. The catch: her planet lies at the center of a black hole.

Nathanial “Doc” Dresden wakes up in space, free floating above the moon. But he is not alone.

Nathanial “Doc” Dresden and his team investigate bizarre happenings.

A meteor storm damages Midway station, a museum storage facility and frees an ancient creature from its icy tomb.

When war breaks out between neighboring worlds, the Outpost 9 space station is caught in the crossfire. Dr. Erin Moonshadow tries to save lives as chaos reigns around her.

War. Ground troops are dispatched. Dropped from their starship, the troop transport is attacked and one of the soldiers is lost. Then things get strange.

Are a young man’s dreams of an interstellar war a product of his imagination or a prophecy of things to come?

A survey crew discovers a veritable Garden of Eden. Is this paradise or is there a serpent in hiding, waiting to strike?

A one-page story that was doubled as an advertisement for a convention where Bobby was a guest. A fun experiment.

Illustrations in Frontier are by Bobby Nash and Jeff Austin.

The author shares the contents of the book as well as an essay on the making of the book on his website. You can read Bobby’s thoughts on Frontier here.

Get your free Frontier ebook AuthorGraph at


Working on my story for the upcoming The Ruby Files Vol. 2 today. Still in the early stages of the story, but here’s a taste. FYI. This is the raw first pass with no edits as yet so it could change.

The manager didn’t want details. He just wanted whatever tomfoolery was going on to stop. He had actually used the word “tomfoolery,” which had made Rick laugh, although he quickly covered it when he realized that the man wasn’t kidding.

He had instructed Rick to “get the goods” and “shut them down” by any means necessary without disrupting the hotel’s clientele. Keeping things quiet was important. That was why he had come to The Ruby Agency instead of the police.

Coming 2013
The Ruby Files Vol. 2
Featuring stories by Sean Taylor, Ron Fortier, Alan J. Porter, and Bobby Nash.
Illustrations by Nik Poliwko
Look for a Cover Artist announcement soon.

Cover Art: Mark Wheatley
Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to mention that The Ruby Files, Vol. 1 is still available in paperback and ebook. You can find it at the following retailers:

Airship 27 Hangar ebook
Amazon (paperback)
Indy Planet (paperback)

Airship 27 Direct (paperback)



In case you missed the original post a few months back, here’s information on The Avenger: Roaring Heart of The Crucible, coming April 2013. I hope you’ll check it out.



The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible is now available for pre-order. Moonstone Books’ third anthology collection chronicling new tales of pulp hero, The Avenger is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Titled, THE AVENGER: ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE, the book is scheduled for release in April 2013 in both softcover trade paperback and limited edition hardcover.

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible features stories by New Pulp Authors Matthew Baugh, James Chambers, Greg Cox, Win Scott Eckert, Joe Gentile, CJ Henderson, Nancy Holder, Michael May, Matthew Mayo, Will Murray, Bobby Nash, Barry Reese, Chris Sequeira, John Small, and David White. Edited by Nancy Holder and Joe Gentile. Cover art courtesy of E. M. Gist (soft cover) and Jay Piscopo (hardcover).

The greatest crime-fighter of the 40′s returns in a third thrilling collection of original, action-packed tales of adventure, intrigue, and revenge. Life was bliss for millionaire adventurer Richard Henry Benson until that fateful day crime and greed took away his wife and young daughter… and turned him into something more than human. Driven by loss, compelled by grief, he becomes a chilled impersonal force of justice, more machine than man, dedicated to the destruction of evildoers everywhere. A figure of ice and steel, more pitiless than both, Benson has been forged into an avatar of vengeance, possessed of superhuman genius supernormal power. His frozen face and pale eyes, like a polar dawn, only hint at the terrible force the underworld heedlessly invoked upon itself the day they created… The Avenger!

Exclusive HC BONUS material: An Avenger timeline by Rick Lai, a story by John Small, plus solo tales of the Avenger’s aides by Howard Hopkins!

Coming April 2013 from Moonstone Books. You can order the softcover trade paperback and limited edition hardcover now.

Learn more about The Avenger here.

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible is now available for preorder at the following:
Art: Douglas Klauba
Amazon (paperback)
Amazon (hardcover)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (hardcover)
Books-A-Million (paperback)
Books-A-Million (hardcover)
Indie Bound (paperback)
Indie Bound (hardcover)

Also available for preorder at your local comic book shop or favorite on-line retailer.


I know pronounce you Plot and Character.

Bobby Nash joins several creators in this week’s roundtable writer’s discussion on Seean Taylor’s Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action Blog.

From Marrying Plot and Character:
Do you, Plot, take Character to be your lawfully wedded concept? We've long held that a story is that baby produced when plot and character get together and raise a family.

Think of all the great stories you remember vividly. Now think about why you remember them so well. Chances are it's because the characters and the plots are a perfect mess of (overused word alert) synergy, or as we like to think of it, a marriage.

But how does one make that marriage work? We went to a few of our favorite creators to find out.

You can read the full roundtable discussion here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Earth Station One Episode 146 – Superhero Rivalries

It's Clobberin' Time!
Hulk vs Thing! Captain America vs Iron Man! Superman vs Batman! Can’t all heroes just get along? Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Bobby Nash, and special guest Darren Nowell from the Legion of Substitute Podcasters discuss what happens when super friends fight. We also feature Khan Reports from the Atlanta South Comic Con and Swampcon. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Superhero Rivalries at
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Table of Contents
My Rave for the week.
0:00:00 Intro/Welcome
0:13:55 Rants and Raves
0:39:23 Superhero Rivalries
1:27:59 The ESO Khan Report w/JC & Rita from SwampCon
1:38:40 ESO Shout Outs
1:43:07 Show Close

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, Earth Station One’s director spotlight series continues as we take a look at the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Join Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Bobby Nash, and some special guests as they take a look at the Coen Brothers films. And we would love to hear from you.
Happy Anniversary!
What are your favorite Coen Brothers movies? Let us know and we’ll read them on the show.

Have you visited a convention or planning one? We’d love to have you join ESO’s Khan Report. Email us at or call 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show.

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More on Robert Carlyle's Once Upon A Time characters.