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331. Tobias Buckell (a.k.a. Captain Planet) — At NASFiC (An Interview)

14 Aug

Boats, Bungie Headquarters, and organizing, oh my! Shaun was honored to be able to interview Guest of Honor Tobias Buckell at NASFiC in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last month. It was a great conversation about Tobias’ history and identity as a Caribbean writer, what it’s like to write tie-in novels for Halo (which he’s a total geek for), and The Tangled Lands, his new book co-written with Paolo Bacigalupi. There are audience questions at the end to delve into even more fun tidbits! This was a live recording, so please forgive the audio quality.

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Interview with Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan about WOLF’S EMPIRE

16 Jun

I had the wonderful opportunity to read a review copy of WOLF’S EMPIRE: GLADIATOR, and to put questions to the authors, Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan, about their collaboration. Given the premise of the novel, mixing space opera with the Roman Empire, and my fandom for Ms. Christian going back to the days of Babylon-5, I was delighted to have a chance to do both.

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Interview with Jaime Lee Moyer

8 Oct

Jaime Lee Moyer is the author of the Delia trilogy (Delia’s ShadowA Barricade in Hell, and Against a Brightening Sky). Jaime answered some questions about her work and her new novel.

PW: For those readers unfamiliar with you, who is Jaime Lee Moyer?

JLM: I’m a writer, a poet, and a dreamer. A huge part of my childhood, from 7 to 14, was spent living in a housing project in South Central Los Angeles, which by definition was an interesting place for a shy Irish girl to grow up.  Books and reading saved me as a kid, and allowed me to escape the unpleasant — okay, rotten — reality that was day to day life. Living there is what taught me to dream and made me a writer.

Chasing dreams got me to the place I am today, with a third book coming out. Getting here wasn’t easy, nor painless, but I wouldn’t have missed any of it.

I have far too many interests and creative hobbies. I love to travel. Most of the time I’d rather listen to others than talk myself. Continue reading

Skiffy and Fanty Interview with author Jamie Wyman

3 Sep

Paul: So, for those readers unfamiliar with you, who is Jamie Wyman?

Jamie: Jamie is the geeky, chai-swilling writer of urban fantasy, Sherlock spec fic and a variety of flash fiction.

Paul: Your urban fantasy revolves around a couple of characters and series. Tell us about Catherine Sharp, your protagonist in the Etudes in C# series. Continue reading

Interview w/ Jennifer Ellis (Author of A Quill Ladder)

13 May

For this feature interview, I contacted Jennifer Ellis by email with some questions pertaining both to A Quill Ladder and the Derivatives of Displacement series in general, on writing YA, and on her perspectives as a successful indie author. Here, then, are those questions and her wonderful responses, including information on what she has in store for the future:

DPH: The YA category has changed a lot since either of us was younger, and the SciFi/Fantasy offerings have exploded. In what ways did you try to make these middle grade novels balance between the classic and modern worlds? How do you balance between revealing things to the readers (and characters) and holding things back for maintaining the drive of the series? Continue reading

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