Episode 273 – John Hartness, Author and Brigand

Episode 273: The Guardians sit down with our favorite guest, John Hartness. Really, he’s been on the show so many times he might as well BE a Guardian. John talks about his latest adventures in Las Vegas, and what is ahead for Falstaff Books.

John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects.

Hartness in the wild

He is also a cast member of the role-playing podcast Authors & Dragons, where a group of comedy, fantasy, and horror writers play Dungeons & Dragons. Very poorly.

In 2016, John teamed up with a group of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fiction’s “misfit toys.” Falstaff Books has since published over 50 titles with authors ranging from first-timers to NY Times bestsellers, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Find more about John’s adventures on the Interwebz:

John G Hartness Website

John G Hartness FaceBook

Falstaff Books Website

Falstaff Books Facebook

Authors & Dragons Website

Authors & Dragons Facebook

Originally recorded 10/1/19

Episode 273 – John G. Hartness

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Episode 272 – Lord Mayor Bullfrog and Violet, Queen of the Gypsies

Episode 272: HUZZAH! It’s Renaissance Festival time! The Guardians merrily chat with Lord Mayor Bullfrog from Fairhaven and Violet, Queen of the Gypsies! They discuss what’s new at the Faire and what to expect if this is your first foray into the realm! The Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays October 5th through November 24th. Ticket information can be found on the Festival’s website listed below!

Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Carolina Renaissance Festival is in it’s 26th year! History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages.  Fourteen stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments!  The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement.  You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!

Find out more about the Festival on the interwebz:

Carolina Renaissance Festival website

Carolina Renaissance Festival Facebook

Carolina Renaissance Festival Instagram

Carolina Renaissance Festival Twitter

Lord Mayor Bullfrog Facebook

Violet, Queen oft the Gypsies Facebook

Originally recorded 9/25/19

Episode 272: Carolina Renaissance Festival

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Episode 271 – Sara May’s Gourmet Chocolates

Episode 271: The Guardians gleefully welcome Mary Herrington from Sara May”s Gourmet. Why were we gleeful? Because Mary brought chocolate! Lot’s of chocolate.

Sara May’s Gourmet is 100% Top 14 Allergen Free, small batch, vegan, hand poured gourmet chocolates. From their basic dark chocolate bar to their specialty celebration chocolates , Sara May’s wants you to feel pampered, indulged and excited to be able to have a treat.  And indulge we did! Sara May’s will be at the Muggles Market this November – be sure to stop by and indulge a bit! Sara May’s also make teas! Chances are, if you can’t find Carol the Cat during the Muggles’s Market – she will likely be at the Sara May’s booth!

Sara May’s Gourmet Chocolates

Find Sara May’s on the interwebz!

Sara May’s Chocolates website



Muggle’s Market Information

Originally recorded 9/18/19

Episode 271: Sara May’s Gourmet Chocolates

GOTG: Episode 271