Australian writer who specializes in children's and young adult fantasy novels, notably the Old Kingdom, Seventh Tower and Keys to the Kingdom series.
Amanda’s childhood dreams come true as we’re joined by award-winning author Garth Nix. We learn how Nix creates magical worlds, hear his top tips on writing, throw some shade at Tolkien, and chat about his new novel Angel Mage. Remember: The answers are within us.  This week, Amanda recommends the Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole.  Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about death and religious institutions.   Guest - Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Old Kingdom series and the new novel Angel Mage.    Sponsors - Gender Free World is an all-gender clothing company with diverse sizing options and inclusive design. Use code spirits10 to get 10% off your purchase at - Within the Wires, a unique and immersive fiction show that tells stories using found audio from an alternate 20th century. Find them on any podcast app or - Doordash is a fast, convenient food delivery app. Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code Spirits at checkout.   Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more.  Transcripts are available at To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to   About Us Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, a production collective of indie audio professionals. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
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Jul 19th, 1963
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1 hour, 1 minute
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