March 18, 2022

Episode 64: Meet the Authors of The Untold Tales Podcast!

Episode 64: Meet the Authors of The Untold Tales Podcast!


On March 12, 2022 at 9pm London, UK / 4pm Eastern, U.S.A./ 2pm Arizona, U.S.A. / 1pm Pacific U.S.A. we met with Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson, Don Muchow, Marc Neuffer and Howard Loring to discuss their inspiration and process of writing the stories narrated on our podcast. 

We asked Marc Neuffer "Where do you get story ideas? How do you develop them?"

We asked Howard Loring "How exactly do you use the ideas of Classical Myth?” and
“What is an Epic Fable?”

We asked Jeff "What do you think the elements are of good science fiction?"

And Don Muchow answered the question "Where do you get the inspiration for your stories?”

Their answers may not be what you think and are VERY insightful!

I also asked them each the NAIL BITER question..."What do you think of Melissa's narration of your stories?" and "How did it feel handing over your story for someone else to interpret and narrate?"

You'll also learn about their sense of mission and what they are hoping you get from their fantastical storytelling. 

We know you'll love what you hear and hope you will engage us with comments on our YouTube Channel! 

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Don Muchow

Guest Author

Don Muchow is a guest writer on the Untold Tales podcast. Don lives and works in the suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he is currently training to finish his "bucket list" run across the United States. A lifelong advocate of immersive, dystopian SF, he believes that buried in the shadows of every dark future lies the inextinguishable spirit of hope and the yearning for a better tomorrow. When he's not imagining dystopian futures, you can catch Don running across the US or planning his next epic exploit.

He has appeared in 10 episodes and is scheduled for 9 more in the near future.

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Howard Loring

Guest Author

A lifelong artist, Howard Loring is an actor, printmaker, painter and sculptor, as well as the author of both novels and short stories. Married, he currently resides in the Southeastern United States. He can be contacted via his Facebook Fan page.

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Marc Neuffer

Guest Author

Author of six Science Fiction action adventure novels, Marc Neuffer, an avid reader of this genre since the early 1960s, uses his extensive science and engineering background to pen novels of future time and space with plausible science as a backdrop for his imaginative stories built around normal characters.

Before becoming an author, Marc spent 20 years roaming the world with the U.S. Navy as a nuclear propulsion engineer visiting sixteen countries in Europe, Down Under, Asia, Eastern Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean.

After retiring a second time, he started writing fun-read science fiction novels. In retirement, with nothing else left on his bucket list, he dreams of future things to come.

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Philip Cahill

Guest Author

Philip Cahill is a retired accounting academic living in Caen, France. He writes science fiction and non-fiction articles about France. In 2020, he published his first novel, Noystria, set in his adopted homeland in the 21st and 26th centuries. He is currently working on an anthology of short stories which will be published later in 2022.

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson

Author / Co-Founder

Jeffrey A Robinson is the co-creator, editor, and principal writer of the Untold Tales podcast, a collection of short stories of the highest caliber based on the first in a set of three published science fiction anthologies. Jeff is a retired technologist, who grew up loving to read science fiction. After serving as a Naval Flight Officer, who flew F-4 Phantom jets, and an Air Traffic Controller, in the Marine Corps, he became a device physicist in a semiconductor-manufacturing facility and an expert in Manufacturing Execution Systems, computer automation, integration & cybersecurity. He has a B.A. in Physics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He also has postgraduate certificates in Computer Forensics, and a PMP, and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, as well.

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Melissa Del Toro Schaffner

Narrator / Co-Founder / Producer

Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is the primary Narrator for ALL the UNTOLD TALES episodes. She is an American Voice Actor and the co-creator narrator of The Untold Tales Podcast. In addition to being in the Mom after 40 club, she wears multiple hats including international best selling author, accomplished Accountability Coach, and creator/ illustrator of the Minority Girl Empowerment Coloring Book “Careers for Little Sisters” (available in English and Spanish). Melissa was also a contestant on the nationally televised game show “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” and shares a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and MBA background with Jeff. Her current mission to inspire one million women to live the life of their dreams.