Some of my more detailed and/or hopefully interesting interviews are linked here, in case there’s any insight to be dredged from their various depths. For convenience, each of them is marked to note whether they’re in audio, video, or written format.
If you want to contact me for an interview, feel free to hit me up through the site or on Twitter. I’m usually pretty responsive, depending on what deadlines are eating me alive at any given time.
Three Freaking Hours of ‘How to Write for Warhammer’
My voice is a bit hoarse today.
Last night I was lucky enough to get invited by Anthony, the AoS Coach, to talk (for three bloody hours) on his channel about writing for Warhammer, including answering a bunch of questions about how I personally write stuff, musings on Intellectual Property writing in general, a lot of Warhammer talk, and some advice on how to approach Black Library in terms of getting your own stuff published.
Talking with the lovely Wade Pryce on VoxCast, the official Warhammer 40,000 podcast. We covered a lot of ground on this one, from 40K’s key themes; the new lore additions like Imperium Nihilus; a bunch of my backstory in terms of writing and getting into the hobby; and a plethora of context about Chaos Marine existence, the differences between Space Marine and Chaos Marine psychology, and — of course — the Emperor’s Spears.
Siege of Terra
We did a series of interviews with Warhammer TV for the Siege of Terra series rounding out The Horus Heresy. A lot of discussion in this one about the whole process over the last 10 years, including memories of working with the team and what to expect in the Siege novels themselves.
I want to note here that I originally mentioned my friend Alan Bligh in this interview, but that section was understandably cut out due to the melancholy tone.
Track of Words
RAPID FIRE: Aaron Dembski-Bowden Talks Spear of the Emperor
The Track of Words review blog asked me on for a Rapid Fire segment, discussing the process and themes of Spear of the Emperor, including some talk about the research that went into the novel and my overall approach to 40K writing.
I was lucky enough to be asked by the r/Warhammer subreddit to do an Ask Me Anything, which I did for, like, ten freaking hours. There’s a lot of 40K lore discussion, and a lot of opinions about various characters and novels I don’t usually share.
The Imperial Truth
I loved this one. Me and John French appeared on The Imperial Truth podcast for a deep-dive discussion of how Chaos and the Traitor Legions work; the Horus Heresy; old 40K lore; The Master of Mankind; and Praetorian of Dorn.