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Book Banter S3 EP 119: Ulff Lehmann Interview

-Possible Trigger Warning-

Discussion of mental health issues, dark, grim, epic fantasy themes, and use of profane language. Bleeped words: k1ll, sh1t, a$$hole, pro$t1tüte, ma$terb@te, Fu©_

Hello My Happy People, 

When you speak with Ulff Lehmann you would only know he has struggled with mental health issues because he is so open about his challenges. Despite the difficulties he faces with his mental health, he projects a friendly and relaxed personality. It’s easy to fall into a comfortable conversation with him about his books and writing. Taking care of his mental health is an important part of his life and writing is a big part of his self-care.

Ulff has been unable to work outside of home for years and writing has given him a creative outlet that expands his world far beyond the walls of his home. His books have given him a reason to reach out and connect with others who have found great value in the world he has built in his epic fantasy, The Light in the Dark Series.

Ulff has created a complex, diverse world of dark fantasy that harkens back to the original Grimm Tales where blood is easily spilt and even the heroes can live morally grey lives. Book one, Shattered Dreams, is an excellent introduction to Ulff’s world. If a reader can make it through the first three chapters of this book and still crave more, they will be thoroughly pleased as they work their way through the rest of the series.

Ulff’s work has even received praise from New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Ed Greenwood, who commented that “SHATTERED DREAMS is a rich, layered high fantasy, the beginning of an epic that will be well worth following for years to come. Looming menace, thoughtful world-building; a winner!”

Don't wait, click the purple microphone below to go listen now and hear Ulff's story in his own words. 



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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some Fairy Tales inspired by today's podcast guests.

Q: Which fairy tale character has the fanciest front door?

A: It has to be Goldi-locks.

Q: Why was Peter Pan so tired of flying?

A: Because he Neverlands!

Q: What was Aladdin's favorite pet?

A: His flying car-pet.

Q: Did you hear they are making a sequel to Beauty and the Beast that stars Cogsworth?

A: Yes, and it's about time!

Q: Why was Snow White so disappointed in TikTok?

A: Because she only had seven followers.

Q: Why was Cinderella kicked off the soccer team?

A: Because she kept running away from the ball.

Q: What was Pinocchio doing on the beach?

A: Just lying in the sun!

And last but not least . . .

Q: Which Princess loves Dad Jokes?

A: Ra-PUN-zel!


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Season Three April/May Episodes:

April 3rd, S3 EP112: Interracial Romance NOW STREAMING

Khushi T. Saha, Author of the Unraveled Duet romance set.

Khushi on Facebook

April 10th, S3 EP113: Fiction NOW STREAMING

Boo Trundle, Author of The Daughter Ship 

 April 17th, S3 EP114: Thriller NOW STREAMING

A. J. Landau, Author of Leave No Trace

A. J. Landau's Listing on MacmiIlan Publishers

April 24th, S3 EP115: Cookbook NOW STREAMING

Nandita Godbole, Author of Masaleydaar: Classic Indian Spice Blends

May 1st, S3 EP116: Science Fiction NOW STREAMING

     N. Joseph Glass, Author of Overlap: The Lives of a Former Time Jumper

May 8th, S3 EP117: Family Drama NOW STREAMING

Kezia Kos, Author of Kintsugi 

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May 15th, S3 EP118: Espionage Thriller NOW STREAMING

Robert Hilliard, Author of In Freedom's Shadow

 May 22nd, S3 EP119: Epic Fantasy NOW STREAMING

Ulff Lehmann. Author of the Light in the Dark Series

 May 29th, S3 EP120: Cyber Security

Theresa Payton, Author of Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth


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