Welcome to Episode 66 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we present the first half of an interview with authors Peter V. Brett and Myke Cole, long time friends and successful speculative fiction authors both with new books due out within the next month. We hadn’t expected the interview to run as long as it did, but we found what they had to say about Dungeons and Dragons, the ups and downs of a writing career, and the impact of September 11th on their lives and work so interesting that we just had to keep the tape running. If you enjoy what you hear, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll post the second half of the interview. Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word!