Ben Zackheim and Unholy Deuce on Podcast Episode 186

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy and Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 186 with author Ben Zackheim.

Welcome to the latest episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy and Sci-Fi Podcast! Co-hosted by Jamie Davis and Scott Walker, this podcast is exactly what the title says it is: a show focused on SF&F books and the authors creating them!

We’ll cover Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, and everything in between. Expect to find the best and brightest authors from all corners of the SF&F book world. Plus, we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.

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Our guest this week is Ben Zackheim.

Ben Zackheim’s storytelling adventures started as a Production Assistant on the set of the film, A River Runs Through It. After forgetting to bring the crew’s walkie talkies on the first day of shooting, losing Robert Redford’s jacket on a freezing morning, and asking Brad Pitt if he was related to Paul Newman (in front of Paul Newman) he decided that film production didn’t “speak” to him. Since no one else on the set would speak to him either, he knew he needed to find work that required minimal human contact.

Writing. That did the trick. His Relics series has earned praise from readers and author-readers alike.


Ben is one of ten authors writing in the Delta Underground Operatives shared world, and his upcoming novel, Unholy Deuce, is the next book to launch in the DUO world. Buy/read his novel and learn more about the DUO project at the official DUO Facebook Page!