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Sarah Interviews Princess Alethea – Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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I was recently contacted by a high school student named Sarah K, asking for my answers on a survey she was doing for her English class…she had chosen “authors” as her demographic. I was so intrigued by her questions that I asked if I could post them here, and she said yes. Thanks, Sarah! ********************************* […]

Angela Slatter Interviews Princess Alethea – Saturday, March 1, 2014

9. You travel a lot for appearances and cons – how do you organise your life to fit in writing, relaxing, family, all the other stuff? HAHAHAHAHAHA YOU SAID “ORGANIZE” HAHAHAHAHAHA *snort* (Click here to read the reat of the interview!) Tweet Share

Fast Forward TV Interview is Now Live! – Friday, February 14, 2014

The great thing about Snow Days isn’t just how much *you* get done, it’s how much *other people* get done when removed from the distraction of their pesky day jobs. And…VOILA! My Fast Forward TV Interview is now live. (And the links in Monday’s Fairy Tale Rant have been updated to reflect this.) Enjoy! xox […]

Princess Alethea, Strolling About the Web – Thursday, January 2, 2014

Today feels like the TRUE first day of 2014 for me — yesterday was an exhausted flurry of getting Soteria out of the hospital and then working my aunt’s New Years party for 82 hours, so this is my day to jump back in swinging. AND BOY, AM I SWINGING. * First up: I have […]

The Book Butterfly Interviews Princess Alethea – Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Because what you were missing in your life is ANOTHER FUN INTERVIEW WITH MOI! This time I talk about writing, books, characters, where I’ve lived, my favorite authors, and a bunch of quick fun stuff! Click here & enjoy: http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/2013/11/monday-ya-author-interview-with-alethea.html Tweet Share

Anything Goes – Saturday, October 5, 2013

I certainly hope Mom & Dad weren’t up at 11pm last night listening in to my podcast interview on ANYTHING GOES…and if you were happily in dreamland too, worry not! You can still listen to the interview in its 30-minute entirety HERE: New Entertainment Internet Radio with BennetPomerantz on BlogTalkRadio Tweet Share

USA Today Interviews MOI! – Monday, September 30, 2013

In which Robin Covington interviews me for USA Today…today…and I discuss girl power, magic swans, and my undying love for Jude Deveraux. Check it out here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2013/09/29/alethea-kontis-interview-hero/2893915/ Release date is TOMORROW! You guys all have your copies of Hero preordered, right? RIGHT??? Tweet Share

Carina Books Interviews Alethea! – Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Today’s stop on the HERO book tour takes us to Carina Olsen’s book blog, where she has posted a really fun interview with MOI! From Carina: I’m so happy to be a part of the Hero by Alethea Kontis blog tour! It’s been more than a year since I read Enchanted. But I loved it […]

The Princess and Miss Print – Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Today’s bit of the blog tour takes us over to Emma Carbone’s award-winning Miss Print site, where we have a really fun interview posted. CLICK HERE to visit! Be sure to check it out, comment, and enter to win the Blog Tour Fairy Tale Basket! Tweet Share

MoAA Interview #31: Geoffrey Girard – Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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There are some people in this life who are just meant to be present at pivotal moments, as if the universe put them there to witness that yes, this thing happened, and it happened to you. Those people become legends in your memories, almost surreal and dreamlike. Geoffrey Girard is one of my legends. We […]

MoAA Interview #30: Lesley Conner – Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Once Upon a Time, Princess Alethea traveled to a neighboring kingdom to have tea with her friends: Queen Quinn and the lady knight, Sir Bradley. “This tea is lovely,” Princess Alethea complimented her guests, “and these cakes are quite divine.” “They are made by a local fairy here,” said Queen Quinn. “Her name is Lesley. […]

MoAA Interview #29: Natalie Dias Lorenzi – Monday, July 29, 2013

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Today, MoAA presents superawesome author Natalie Dias Lorenzi! ******************* Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? Natalie Dias Lorenzi: When the words flow from brain to fingertips to keyboard. AK: What’s the worst thing about writing? NDL: Staring at a white screen with a blinking cursor and no words flowing from fingertips to keyboard. […]

MoAA Interview #28: Jennifer Brozek – Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Today, MoAA features author Jennifer Brozek! ******************** Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? Jennifer Brozek: The best thing about writing is that it’s the best temporary cure I know for whatever ails me. Angry, sad, in pain? All of that goes away when I’m in the writing zone. I love the fact that […]

MoAA Interview #27: A.B. Westrick – Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Today, MoAA presents fabulous fellow children’s author A. B. Westrick! ******************** Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? A.B. Westrick: Achieving clarity of thought. AK: What’s the worst thing about writing? ABW: The process is slow. AK: Finish this sentence: “Writing is like…” ABW: breathing. The more you do it, the more alive you […]

MoAA Interview #26: John Klima – Friday, July 26, 2013

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Today, MoAA presents SF editor John Klima! ************* Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about editing? John Klima: Working with amazing authors. Seeing the finished project after all the hard work. AK: What’s the worst thing about editing? JK: Deadlines. AK: Finish this sentence: “Editing is like…” JK: Editing is like finding that fine line […]

MoAA Interview #25: Vanessa Barger – Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present Vanessa Barger! **************** Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? Vanessa Barger: The best thing about writing? Tough question. I think it’s being able to escape into my own head, and bring out those characters and share them with everyone else. The ability to create something that I […]

MoAA Interview #24: Gra Linnaea – Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present SF author Gra Linnaea! **************** Princess Alethea: What’s the best thing about writing? What’s the worst thing about writing? Finish this sentence: “Writing is like…” Gra Linnaea: This may seem like a cliché, but writing is like a drug. No, seriously. I can’t think of any other non-physical action […]

MoAA Interviews #23: Ellen Oh – Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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I met Ellen Oh through a local YA writers/readers/bloggers group on Facebook, though I’d been hearing her name in certain circles (doesn’t that sound ominous?) before then. When I dropped her a line, turns out she’d been hearing my name too…she’s a fan of Enchanted! So, obviously, we were meant to be best friends. *grin* […]

MoAA Interview #22: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley – Monday, July 22, 2013

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Happy Monday, all! Today, MoAA is proud to present author Sylvia Spruck Wrigley! You can read her most recent story “Alive, Alive Oh” now at Lightspeed Magazine. **************** Princess Alethea: What’s the best thing about writing? Sylvia Spruck Wrigley: Finishing. I’m easily distracted and find it hard to see projects through. I enjoy having written […]

MoAA Interview #21: Michael Banks – Sunday, July 21, 2013

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Today, MoAA presents artist Michael Banks! I met Michael at last year’s HeroesCon–like Bianca, he was our table neighbor. (And of course, he and Bianca know each other from way back!) It’s funny…being behind tables at a comic con is a bit like being in the trenches (albeit very nice trenches). You form bonds with […]

MoAA Interview #20: Nicholas Beatty – Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present Nicholas Beatty! Nicholas and I have one very important thing in common: THE GOOPS. Not too many people these days are familiar with the creeptastical work of the esteemed Gelett Burgess, but his books were my bread & butter growing up as a kid. I knew about Goops before […]

MoAA Interview #19: Tamatha Hollingsworth – Friday, July 19, 2013

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Today, MoAA is very proud to present Tamatha Hollingsworth! I met Tammy at a Local Author Book Fair at the Cascades Library earlier this year. Technically, I met Cora first, while all us big people were setting up our booths. Imagine my surprise when I discovered she was THE Cora from Taye and Cora Save […]

MoAA Interview # 18: Bianca Roman-Stumpff – Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sometimes neighbors make the best of friends! MoAA today stars Bianca Roman-Stumpff, my new BFF from this year’s HeroesCon. Her art is amazing and playful and colorful and deep…and I bought out almost all her fairy tale collection. She’ll be doing something fun with the Woodcutter Sisters soon, so be sure to pay attention to […]

MoAA Interview #17: TL Costa – Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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I met TL this year at the RWA booth at BEA and talked her through her very first book signing. It was a bonding experience for both of us! I am so very proud to present today’s MoAA interview with TL Costa! ************ Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? TL Costa: Being able […]

MoAA Interview #16: Jessica Arnold – Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? Jessica Arnold: Writing is absolute power. If you end a story with “and then they all got hit by a bus,” that’s exactly what happens. Life may be complicated and restrictive, but when you write up a new world, you set your own rules. You can truly […]

MoAA Interview #15: E.C. Myers – Monday, July 15, 2013

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Our MoAA subject today is Eugene (E.C.) Myers. Yes, THAT Eugene Myers, the one who stole this year’s Andre Norton Award right out from under my nose (and Leah’s nose, and Sarah’s nose, and Jenn’s nose…). But here’s the thing, Mom — you can’t hate Eugene, because he’s a really awesome guy. We became really […]

MoAA Interview #14: Lea Nolan – Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present YA author Lea Nolan! ******************* Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? Lea Nolan: Making stuff up! In my other life, I’m a part-time health policy researcher and college instructor, which requires precision and very strict attention to details in law and policy. Borrrring! Trust me, it’s much […]

MoAA Interview #13: Fran Wilde – Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present author Fran Wilde! *************************** Alethea Kontis: What’s the best thing about writing? Fran Wilde: Being swept up by the story. AK: What’s the worst thing about writing? FW: Distractions. AK: Finish this sentence: “Writing is like…” FW: Writing is like painting a mural while running a marathon, while baking […]

MoAA Interview #12: Delbert Hewitt, Jr. – Friday, July 12, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present my friend from Heroes*Con, artist Del Hewitt Jr.! ********************* Alethea Kontis: What’s your preferred medium? Delbert Hewitt, Jr: My medium of choice is ole pencil and comic book board lol! I do paint with acrylics from time to time. I usually do all my commissioned portraits in acrylics on […]

MoAA Interview #11: Heather Brewer – Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Today, MoAA is proud to present Fabulous Gentleperson Extraordinaire: HEATHER BREWER. Heather is one of my soul sisters. I honestly can’t remember if I met her in person first (Dragon*Con) or online, and I feel like I’ve known about her Slayer Chronicles series forever. Once she was in my life she was always there, with […]

MoAA Interview #10: Sarah Hans – Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Today’s MoAA features the lovely and talented Sarah Hans, editor of the fabulous new cohort-anthology, SIDEKICKS. Sidekicks: We know them, and we ignore them. They sit courtside, they wait in the shadows, they ride on the coattails. They have nothing to offer. Or do they? Heroes and heroines perform world shaking deeds, but sidekicks? Sidekicks […]

MoAA Interview #9: Jane Porter – Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Today’s MoAA interview is with the fabulous, magical, and zen Jane Porter. I met Jane when she gave her talk at the Washington Romance Writers Retreat. I think it was a discussion we were all taken with — so many I’ve been forced to witness talk about e-publishing and self-publishing…Jane’s was one of the first […]

MoAA Interview #8: Erin Dealey – Monday, July 8, 2013

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Erin Dealey is a bright star who shines in the same sky with me at the East/West Literary Agency. She and I hit it off very recently because she manages the @EastWestLit Twitter feed…and I’m quite the prolific Tweeter myself. Turns out, Erin was a Math major who graduated with a degree in English. I […]

MoAA Interview #7: Leah Bobet – Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Wow, Leah Bobet is Gorgeous and Tall. This is the thought that popped into my mind when I first spotted her across the room at this year’s Nebula Awards weekend. We’d become friends online after our nomination for the Andre Norton Award, but matching a real-life face to an avatar is always a lovely surprise. […]

MoAA Interview #6: Emily Jiang – Saturday, July 6, 2013

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I met Emily Jiang in San Jose at this year’s Nebula Awards Weekend. The group we were with all hiked to a restaurant for lunch and Emily and I sat across from each other. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to fall in love with a person. The minute I found out Emily wrote (and sang!), […]

MoAA Interview #5: Justin Macumber – Friday, July 5, 2013

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I met Justin Macumber on a podcast. (Isn’t the 21st Century Wonderful?) Justin was the guest host on Dave Robison’s Writers Roundtable when I was asked on as the guest author. Together we all workshopped a story by Lauren Harris. I was really struck by Justin’s insight into the story–the comments he made were incredibly […]

MoAA Interview #4: Shanna Germain – Thursday, July 4, 2013

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I was instantly struck by Shanna Germain the moment I met her. No, not physically, silly people — it was just one of those instant connections on a higher plain. Of course, she was already a very good friend of my very good friend Mary Robinette Kowal…and dear friends of my own dear friends are […]

MoAA Interview #3: Sarah Beth Durst – Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Sarah Beth Durst and I met last fall at the Baltimore Book Festival. I thought she was super cute, but as the Fairy Goddaughters say, “Lee, you think everyone is super cute.” We took a pic together, but we didn’t really have time to hang out. Fast forward to this summer and Nebula Awards Weekend […]

MoAA Interview #2: Chaeli – Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Last July, I was honored to launch my Month of Authors and Artists interviews with a Q&A from Tara, the model on the cover of Enchanted. This year, I’m thrilled to begin the month by bringing you an interview with Chaeli — the model on the cover of Hero! While the Hero cover has gone […]

MoAA Interview #1: D.B. Jackson – Monday, July 1, 2013

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Hello, everyone, and HAPPY JULY!  I’d like to welcome you all to Princess Alethea’s third annual MONTH OF AUTHORS AND ARTISTS. Kicking off things will be my good friend D.B. Jackson (aka David B. Coe), whose fantastic new book Thieves Quarry hits shelves TOMORROW. Thieves Quarry is the sequel to Thieftaker, a book I thoroughly […]

The Publicity Machine Rolls On – Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Those following on Facebook (and sometimes Twitter) know that right now publicity for the paperback of Enchanted is the LAST thing on my mind right now, as my niece undergoes a very dangerous heart surgery up in Burlington, VT. But, as my very wise and significantly more published friends have reminded me, the publishing machine […]

Her Majesty’s Dead Robots – Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Okay, first…can I just say…now that I’ve written the title to this blog post, I really want to go write the short story that goes along with it. *sigh* What the title ACTUALLY references is my guest spot on Justin Macumber’s Dead Robots’ Society podcast. I had a GREAT time talking to Justin and Paul […]

Princess Unbound – Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I have another fun and quirky interview today — my hosts are the lovely bloggers at Pages Unbound. I also get to answer my favorite question: the “is there anything we forgot to ask you?”, or what I like to call The Blank Check. What did I decide to ask myself on this particular occasion? […]

Interview Up at The Writers Voice – Saturday, March 2, 2013

There are authors who don’t like interview questions. I suppose that, someday, I might get sick of them too. Maybe I’ve just always liked essay questions–maybe I just love talking about myself (and my books!). The best part about doing interviews is when questions come along that are just REALLY FUN TO ANSWER. I have […]

Princess Alethea’s Next Big Thing – Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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I was tagged by my dear friend Alma Katsu to participate in this infamous NEXT BIG THING meme that’s going around. I was asked to answer the following questions about the book I was working on at the time, and then tag more people at the end. Want to know a little more about Hero? […]

20 Minutes with Princess Alethea at The Roundtable Podcast – Friday, December 21, 2012

What better way to celebrate the world NOT ending that listening to a very fun interview with me, hosted by the Roundtable Podcast?  (I certainly can’t think of anything.) Alethea Kontis – author of “Enchanted” (recently listed on Kirkus Reviews among the “Best Teen Books of 2012“), the award-winning “Alpha-Oops” series, and so much more […]

Santa is my Guy – Friday, December 7, 2012

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The Waterworld Mermaids have a special feature we call “Guy Day.” This month for Guy Day I’m interviewing the one…the only…SANTA CLAUS. Please stop by and tell the jolly old man what you’d like in your stocking! (Featuring holiday art by Carol Berning) Tweet Share

Princess Alethea Answers 11 Questions – Saturday, November 24, 2012

Catherine Gracey contacted me via Ye Olde Facebook and asked if I wouldn’t mind answering 11 Questions for her “Catherine Asks” blog. Well, sure! Why not? So I did. And now I’m telling you about them They’re not the questions you might expect, so they’re not the answers you might expect either. Curious? Well, you’ll […]

AK Video Interview with Buzzy Media – Friday, November 23, 2012

The great (and sometimes horrible) thing about the internet is that it’s forever. I did this interview with Jean Marie Ward for Buzzy Media back at the Adam Ezra Concert that kicked off my giant three-week-long book tour back in May. It’s neat to think about how much has happened since then…and to look at […]

AK and JKL in Wonderland at Sequential Tart – Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Janet and I just did a really great interview over at Sequential Tart. MAN they asked some good questions. I love the irony of doing interviews for The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There — all my answers are wordier than the entire book. Heck, the title is almost […]

MoA&A Interview #31: Zoraida Córdova – Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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So here we are…the very last day of July’s Month of Artist & Author interviews! It’s been another super-fun ride. I’ve been honored to host such amazing creators. As always, I encourage you to check them out.  If you missed any, don’t worry, you can still find them all on the Interviews Tab. I was […]

MoA&A Interview #30: Elaine Isaak – Monday, July 30, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Now that we’re nearing the end of the month, I’m going to let a couple of friends sneak through who were interviewed here last year: Rick Novy and Elaine Isaak. It’s always nice to be able to see […]

MoA&A Interview #29: Rick Novy – Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Now that we’re nearing the end of the month, I’m going to let a couple of friends sneak through who were interviewed here last year: Rick Novy and Elaine Isaak. It’s always nice to be able to see […]

MoA&A Interview #28: Benjamin P. Fisher – Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. It’s only fitting after posting Emily Whitten’s big announcement about her project with Benjamin P. Fisher that I spotlight an interview WITH BENJAMIN P. FISHER, right? And so the universe remains at peace. Emily turned me on to […]

MoA&A Interview #27: Emily Whitten – Friday, July 27, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Today’s interview features he gorgeous and glittery Emily Whitten. (And no, if you read yesterday’s interview with Jeremy Whitley, I am NOT going in Alphabetical order. It just seems that way.) I met Emily at Nebula Weekend last […]

MoA&A Interview #26: Jeremy Whitley – Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Today’s interview features fabulous comic book writer Jeremy Whitley. Once upon a time, my Amazing Webmaster Phillip sent me an email telling me I would *love* this comic called Princeless. Now, Phillip has known me for years, and […]

MoA&A Interview #25: Alma Katsu – Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Today’s interview is with my new BFF and friendly neighborhood local writer (whom I have yet to invite for coffee…Alma, we just need to pick a date!) Alma Katsu. I had heard about Alma’s fabulous novel The Taker […]

MoA&A Interview #24: Matthew Kressel – Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Today’s interview features fellow SF author Matthew Kressel. Matthew is a brilliant website designer who is currently at work on his first novel, based on the Jewish myth of the Lamed Vav. In 2011 Matthew was nominated for […]

MoA&A Interview #23: E.C. Ambrose – Monday, July 23, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website. Today’s interview features my friend, fellow SF author E.C. Ambrose. I’m really looking forward to The Dark Apostle series next year. Three cheers for historical fantasy! Please enjoy the interview! **************** Author or Artist? Author Who are your […]

MoA&A Interview #22: Mike Underwood – Sunday, July 22, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features fellow SF author Mike Underwood. Mike’s new urban fantasy novel, Geekomancy, just hit the virtual streets this July 10th. You should definitely check it out. Congrats, Mike, and welcome to the blog! **************** Author or […]

MoA&A Interview #21: Jason Strutz – Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features one of my new friends from HeroesCon in Charlotte this year: Jason Strutz, whom I met while strolling the aisles, looking for a signal in order to run my Square transaction (as one does at […]

MoA&A Interview #20: Anton Strout – Friday, July 20, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features the fabulous Anton Strout! Anton is yet another friend I’ve had for years–all the way back to the days of that infamous ol’ book wholesaling job–but we’ve STILL never met in person! The day we […]

MoA&A Interview #19: Juliette Wade – Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features  one of those really good friends that I knew online long before I met her in person…but we remedied that when she came to DC to visit a few weeks ago. In one single extended […]

MoA&A Interview #18: Joyce Lamb – Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features one of the most fun women I’ve met this year: Joyce Lamb. You may know Joyce from USA Today’s “Happy Ever After” romance blog, or from her books that have garnered multiple RITA Award nominations […]

MoA&A Interview #17: Adrianne Wood – Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features my dear friend Adrianne Wood, who has had a very long and arduous road in publishing. I’m very proud to say will finally join me in the ranks of Traditionally Published Novelists when her mass […]

MoA&A Interview #16: Morgan Keyes – Monday, July 16, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features fellow WRW member Morgan Keyes. Her beautiful coming-of-age fantasy novel, Darkbeast, releases this August from Margaret K. McElderry Books. Welcome, Morgan! **************** Author or Artist? Author Who are your professional role models? Tamora Pierce, for […]

MoA&A Interview #15: Traci Wilkes – Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features mixed media artist Traci Wilkes–sister of esteemed Waterworld Mermaid author Avery Flynn. (I know a little bit about having an artistic sister… ) Talent definitely runs in the family! If you like what you see […]

MoA&A Interview #14: Saladin Ahmed – Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features Nebula and Campbell Award finalist Saladin Ahmed, author of the very fantastic adventure novel Throne of the Crescent Moon. I highly recommend it. I’m honored to have him on the website today — welcome, Saladin! […]

MoA&A Interview #13: Jeff Carlson – Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features SF writer, Bionic Man, and Knight in Shining Armor Jeff Carlson. Once upon a time he saved a scared princess who found herself in a strange place and surrounded by cultists…and for that rescue, she […]

MoA&A Interview #12: Caren Gussoff – Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features fellow SF writer cutie Caren Gussoff. Welcome, Caren! **************** Author or Artist? Author Who are your professional role models? Octavia E. Butler, Ursula LeGuin, Lucille Ball What’s your favorite writing/sketching weather? Rain, of course (I […]

MoA&A Interview #11: Adam Selzer – Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features one of my personal new favorite authors and Twitter BFFs: Adam Selzer. I fell in love with Adam after reading (& reviewing) his book Extraordinary*: *The True Story of My Fairygodparent, Who Almost Killed Me, […]

MoA&A Interview #10: Carlene Love Flores – Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features one of the sweetest women in the romance genre: fellow Waterworld Mermaid Carlene Love Flores. Hanging out with Carlene is like getting a sugar injection from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory–and she knows a thing or […]

MoA&A Interview #9: Cat Rambo – Monday, July 9, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features SF short story diva Cat Rambo. I admire this woman from her pink (or blue, or purple) hair right down to her super intelligent toesies. Of course, I would admire any woman who could sit […]

MoA&A Interview #8: Tina Connolly – Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features another fine Codexian and fellow performer, Tina Connolly! Her debut novel Ironskin releases this October. (Click here to go ahead and preorder Ironskin on Amazon. You know, so you don’t forget.) **************** Author or Artist? […]

MoA&A Interview #7: Kimberly Kincaid – Saturday, July 7, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features sexy romance writing yoga diva Kimberly Kincaid. It’s fitting that Kimberly’s interview directly follows Robin’s, as she’s the opposing side of that aforementioned Facebook Man-War Photo Bombing. Seriously–if you’re into man candy and you’re not […]

MoA&A Interview #6: Robin Covington – Friday, July 6, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features fellow Waterworld Mermaid and Facebook Man-War Photo Bomber Robin Covington! I am so proud that her debut novel, A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN COMFORT, was just released by the Indulgence Imprint at Entangled Publishing. You should […]

MoA&A Interview #5: K. Bird Lincoln – Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features yet another fabulous Codexian, K. Bird (Kirsten) Lincoln, who has spent like a bazillion years in Japan and takes awesome pictures like the one here. BECAUSE SHE IS A GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART. Welcome, […]

MoA&A Interview #4: Kevin Wasden – Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features fabulous artist Kevin Wasden! Kevin illustrated my story “Counterclockwise” for the November issue of IGMS last year. He also collaborates on the incredibly awesome Hazzardous Universe books with equally incredibly awesome author Julie Wright. (Hey, […]

MoA&A Interview #3: Scott Roberts – Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features fellow SF writer, Northern Virginian, Codexian, and Orson Scott Card Boot Camper (Class of 2003) Scott Roberts! (I swear, it’s like we’re twins or something. Or something. And seriously…he NEVER AGES. Look! I present 9-year-old […]

MoA&A Interview #2: Beth Cato – Monday, July 2, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! Today’s interview features SF writer and fellow Codexian Beth Cato! Beth was the first one to get back to me with her answer to the Questions of the Month, and so she garnered the coveted First (well, technically […]

MoA&A Interview #1: Tara – Sunday, July 1, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website! To kick things off in a contrary fashion (because all ways here belong to me), today’s interview is neither an author nor an artist (but she could be both one day, if she wanted to). As promised, here […]

Bundles of Books Interview – Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good morning, everyone! Today I’m popping by the Bundles of Books blog to have tea and chat with Sam about life, the universe and everything YA. Be sure to click over and read my lovely interview! (My interviews are always lovely. Besides, I might be talking about you.) xox Tweet Share

After Lame, There is Only Awesome – Wednesday, May 30, 2012

a magical interview in which Avery Flynn and I are super punchy and MASSIVELY CUTE. Also, I have no idea why it filmed backwards. Oh  yeah…and you could win a copy of ENCHANTED! Click on over to Avery’s blog & leave a comment. Be silly. Tell her I sent you. xox Tweet Share

Anthology Builder Interview – Saturday, May 26, 2012

Anthology Bulder is this really cool website, created several years ago by my friend & fellow Codexian Nancy Fulda. For only $14.95, you can create your own anthology from a vast archive of previously published stories form your favorite authors…or authors you’d like to try out. Going to a convention? Create a custom anthology of […]

The Princess and the Queen – Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yes, indeed, I am having tea with the queen today — Ms. Book Queen, to be exact! The gorgeous Queen Ny has graciously invited me to stay at her palace for TWO SOLID DAYS of Enchantment! Today and tomorrow (May 22 and 23rd), Ms. Book Queen will be posting a review of Enchanted and a […]

Do You Smell Something? – Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yes…that’s definitely sheep! I was invited to hang out with Shepardess Extraordinaire Sharon Stogner over at the I Smell Sheep blog. Sharon and I had a very fun interview that was more of a chat…we went back and forth a few times, and I won some major geekness points along the way. Click on over, […]

Fragments of a Princess – Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hooray! I’ve been waiting for this blog tour date to come around for a while…and today it’s here! Today and tomorrow, May 17th and 18th, I am staying over at the Fragments of Life blog, hosted by my lovely friend Precious from the Philippines! On May 17th (today), Precious will be reviewing Enchanted, and then […]

Princess for Your Thoughts – Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The ever-lovely Soumi (who is quickly becoming one of my best blogger-friends) has posted her review of Enchanted, as well as her interview with my up at her Pages from my Thoughts blog. “Reading the book felt like living a magical dream. I was completely bewitched by this enthralling fantasy that transitions well from light […]

My Story on Endpapers – Saturday, May 12, 2012

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I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the juxtaposition of seeing an author’s book on my TBR pile and then meeting them in person. I mean, I’m often careful what I say about books on the interwebs because I know someday I probably *will* meet that person, but there’s still a fangirl jolt when […]

Princess Pages – Friday, May 11, 2012

My interview with Indian blogger goddess Soumi Roy is now live on Pages From my Thoughts! Click on over to see what inspired Enchanted, the origin of Sunday and her sisters, and what you should do while 1.) waiting for this book to show up on your doorstep or 2.) waiting for the sequel. Enjoy! […]

Princess Treasures! – Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Good morning, everyone! I’m home from the Big Apple and have already taken nap one for the day. Huzzah! The rest of the day will consist of: reading, napping, writing reviews, napping, and drinking LOTS of water. What are you up to this fine morning? Well, when you’re done with that, pop over to Treasured […]

The Enchanted Enchanted Inkpot – Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The lovely and talented YA author Leah Cypess has graciously invited me to drop by The Enchanted Inkpot today to answer a few fun questions. The questions were a lot more brief than the answers…mea culpa…but it sure was a heck of a lot of fun. Be sure to click on over and comment about […]

Princess Alethea’s Chinese Portrait – Friday, May 4, 2012

My dear friend Faith Hunter, whom I met at Mysticon earlier this year invited me to guest post on her blog something called “A Chinese Portrait.” These are not your traditional interview questions — it’s something a bit more meta than that.  For example: ******************** If you were a work of art? I’m the doodle […]

Mermaid Match-Up! – Friday, May 4, 2012

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Every month the Waterworld Mermaids invite an author to swim in our pond…and this month that author gets to be ME!! I am asked the infamous interview questions by fellow Mermaid Denny S. Bryce — my roommate at last weekend’s Washington Romance Writers Retreat. A girl couldn’t ask for a better partner-in-crime. These were some […]

The Princess and David B. Coe – Thursday, May 3, 2012

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My dear friend, fantasy author David B. Coe has invited me over to his website today and asked me a few insightful questions as part of my blog tour. Find out what I have to say about fairy tales in this economy, genre bending, and the YA market — just click on over here. Once […]

The SFFWRTCHT Interview: Alethea Kontis – Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I did a great interview with #sffwrtcht about my love of fairy tales, my writing process, and my publishing career in general. Curious about what makes Princess Alethea tick? Pop on over and find out! xox Tweet Share

Questioned by The Fates – Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My stop on the blog tour today is at Moirae (The Fates) — a lovely interview in which I talk about children’s books, character fears, and just how awesome I think Janet K. Lee is. Please click on over, have a laugh, and leave a comment! Thanks! xox Tweet Share

Bianca Interviews Princess Alethea – Sunday, April 15, 2012

It’s me again, being interviewed by another Romanian blogger…but don’t worry! This time it’s in English. Bianca is a Romanian blogger who lives IN Greece (how wonderful!) and she was kind enough to fall in love with ENCHANTED and ask me a few questions about it. I encourage you all to pop on over and […]

Princess Alethea, in Romanian – Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I do believe this is my first official translation ever: my interview is now live over at Lumea lu’ Ciaudatu’! Beware: the text has actually been translated INTO ROMANIAN. *glee* Do please click on over to see what a beautiful job Ciudatu’ has done — but I will post the English translation of the interview here, […]

Treasured Tales for Young Adults: Interview with Sunday Woodcutter – Thursday, March 22, 2012

Entered the Goodreads Contest for ENCHANTED already? Gone on to Amazon and read the excerpt from Chapter One a hundred times? Desperate to know a little bit more about Sunday Woodcutter before the book comes out? Over at Treasured Tales for Young Adults today, there is an interview with Sunday Woodcutter herself! I’ve found that […]

Me at The Compulsive Reader – Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Check me out over at THE COMPULSIVE READER today! I answered a few interview questions for Looking Ahead, a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors ar spotlighted. I was honored to be a part of this, and hope it gets even more people excited about the release of ENCHANTED. Please stop by […]

The Princess Formerly Known as Snow White – Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jo Ramsey kindly invited me to do a guest post over at her blog today. I was welcome to do whatever I wanted — song, dance, juggling, blog about my life, blog about writing, or do an interview with one of my characters. This is a trend in genre fiction — especially with YA and […]

The Jewelry Designer Diva – Monday, June 6, 2011

Just because it’s not May anymore doesn’t mean I won’t be hosting interviews on my blog anymore. They just don’t always have to be about writers…like this one! I talk about my sister Soteria and her spectacular jewelry all the time–heck, I’ve handed out her business cards to people who have complimented me on the […]

Genre Chick Interview: David Cleary – Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Today wraps up our final interview of May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival Or Whatever We’re Calling It. It’s been an exceptionally fun ride. I’ll write up all my thoughts about it tomorrow — in the meantime, feel free to wander back through the interview archives and learn more about these friends of mine whom […]

Genre Chick Interview: Amal El-Mohtar – Monday, May 30, 2011

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I had never met Amal El-Mohtar before last weekend. She and Aliette de Boddard kindly offered to let me crash in their room Thursday night (as I had a workshop first thing Friday morning), so I offered to pick them up at the airport. As no geek worth her salt would pick up someone at […]

Genre Chick Interview: Mary Rodgers – Sunday, May 29, 2011

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May’s Month of Writers Festival is winding down this Memorial Day weekend — I have been honored to host so many of my fine writing friends here. I hope you’ve enjoyed the company and found some new authors to check out! Today I bring you an interview with my beautiful and talented Nebula Weekend roomie […]

Genre Chick Interview: Eric James Stone – Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Today, May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview with shiny, hot-off-the-press Nebula Award winner Eric James Stone. Eric and I were Orson Scott Card Boot Camp buddies in 2003, and we both helped Luc Reid and Lawrence Schoen found the Codex Writers Group in 2004. Hard to believe it’s been almost a […]

Genre Chick Interview: Mike Lee – Friday, May 27, 2011

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Today, May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview with my dear friend, SF writer Mike Lee. Mike and his wife–you may know her my oft-time collaborator, the award-nominated Janet “J.K.” Lee–have been some of my very best friends for a very long time. Since leaving Tennessee, I miss them dearly. Which makes […]

Genre Chick Interview: Diana Peterfreund – Thursday, May 26, 2011

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May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview with another of my fellow WRW writers, fellow unicorn hunter Diana Peterfreund. ************************************ Mac or PC? I’ve been using a Mac since my college newspaper days. But I have a Droid phone. Her name is HALey and she’s thanks to our family plan. My husband […]

Genre Chick Interview: Maya Lassiter – Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview with a my friend and fellow Codexian: SF author Maya Lassiter. Maya recently interviewed me on her blog for her “How Writers Do What They Do” series — it’s only polite that I return the favor! ************************************ Mac or PC? Mac. Coffee or Tea? Coffee.  […]

Genre Chick Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber – Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Dear Month of Writers Blog Festival, It’s really no secret how much I love Leanna Renee Hieber. She’s my kindred spirit, my bosom companion, the Anne to my Diana…and my Dragon*Con roomie. She just had a book come out this month, and her brand new YA series debuts this November. And today, she gets to […]

Genre Chick Interview: Michelle Willingham – Monday, May 23, 2011

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Today the Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview by my fabulous roommate from the recent Washington Romance Writers Retreat here in Leesburg — the stunning and effervescent Michelle Willingham. If you’re into medieval romance–particularly of the Highlands UK version–Michelle is definitely your girl. ************************************** Mac or PC? Definitely a PC. A Mac […]

Genre Chick Interview: David Steffen – Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Today, May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview with my friend and fellow Codexian David Steffen. I was the subject of David’s first interview over at Fantasy Magazine back in 2009! Ah, the great circle of a writer’s life… *************************************** Mac or PC? PC, though I’m sure Justin Long is a very […]

Genre Chick Interview: Colin Harvey – Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Today the Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview by SF author and fellow Codexian Colin Harvey! Colin is yet another of my friends who hails from across the pond in the UK — a place where the superpower he’s chosen would come in very, very handy. Cheers, mate! ******************************************* Mac or PC? […]

Genre Chick Interview: Gray Rinehart – Friday, May 20, 2011

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Today the Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview by my dear friend, fellow Codexian, Sf author, and Baen Slushmaster General (I gave him that title, btw!) — the dashing Gray Rinehart. ************************************* Mac or PC? PC, because I’m neither artistic nor trendy enough to qualify as a Mac user…though if they came […]

Genre Chick Interview: Cassie Alexander – Thursday, May 19, 2011

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My dear friend Cassie Alexander is up next in our little May 2001 Month of Writers Blog Festival. She and I both sold our first novels right about the same time. We were even announced in the same issue of Locus, which is kind of like the equivalent of a Geek Debutante Ball. Of course, […]

Genre Chick Interview: Elaine Isaak – Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview with a wonderful and talented woman today: SF author Elaine Isaak. Elaine and I have been friends and fellow writing-group buddies for many years now. Rumor has it, you would not want to be her hero. And no, I’m *not* going to tell you her […]

Genre Chick Interview: Leah Cypess – Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Today the Month of Writers Blog Festival brings you an interview by lovely YA Fantasy author Leah Cypess. And if you haven’t seen the cover to her new novel Nightspell, you must go check it out. It’s one of the most gorgeous covers I’ve ever seen. I covet… ********************************** Coffee or Tea? Tea. I resisted […]

Genre Chick Interview: Aliette de Bodard – Monday, May 16, 2011

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Today for my Month of Writers Blog Festival, I have the honor of featuring my good friend, SF author Aliette de Bodard! I knew Aliette online through the Codex Writers Group before I met her in LA (she was very much a bright spot in one of my Worst Trips of All Time). I’ve been […]

Genre Chick Interview: Rick Novy – Sunday, May 15, 2011

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Today my Month of Writers victim is Rick Novy, editor of the infamous 20/20 VISIONS anthology (featuring my fun & vicious little short story “Pocket Full of Posey”). Rick is also a fellow member of the Codex Writers Group and a sci-fi geek. We girls like our sci-fi geeks, even if they do live on […]

Genre Chick Interview: Lon Prater – Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Lon Prater is a fine figure of a man. He is gentleman and a scholar, and I will never pass up an excuse to have him over for tea, real or virtual. I also like sharing Table of Contents with him, as I did a few times last year. And he makes a mean cake-like […]

Genre Chick Interview: David B. Coe – Friday, May 13, 2011

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One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011′s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The […]

Genre Chick Interview: Edmund Schubert – Thursday, May 12, 2011

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One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011′s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The […]

Genre Chick Interview: Misty Massey – Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011′s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The […]

Genre Chick Interview: Stuart Jaffe – Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011′s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The […]

Genre Chick Interview: Faith Hunter – Monday, May 9, 2011

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One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011′s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The […]

Genre Chick Interview: Howard A. Jones – Sunday, May 8, 2011

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I’m not quite sure at what point I fell in love with Howard A. Jones’s novel The Desert of Souls–I could open the book to find out, but then I’d get stuck reading it all the way to the end again, and my schedule will not allow it! Suffice it to say, it was somewhere […]

Genre Chick Interview: Gareth L. Powell – Saturday, May 7, 2011

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While today’s Month of Writers victim and I have never met in person (at least…I don’t *think* we’ve ever met in person, and if we have, then Gareth is free to blatantly trip me the next time he sees me), he and I still seem to swap a lot of chat on Twitter in the […]

Genre Chick Interview: C. L. Holland – Friday, May 6, 2011

May’s Month of Writers continues! Today I would like to introduce you to up-and-coming SF author C.L. Holland. She doesn’t have an author photo. Or she’s wanted by Interpol. I haven’t quite figured out which yet. Oh, and she’s British…so her answers really *are* spelled correctly. **************************************** Mac or PC? CLH: PC (it’s the system […]

Genre Chick Interview: Tony Frazier – Thursday, May 5, 2011

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May’s Month of Writers continues — today’s victim of my little interview-questionnaire is SF author Tony Frazier. Be sure to stop by Tony’s site after this, on which he’s releasing, chapter-by-chapter, a superhero novel. (Which means, of course, that he can’t pick a favorite in the superpower question… I love being a geek.) According to […]

Genre Chick Interview: Kat Otis – Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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With all these interviews at hand, I believe I shall dub May 2011 my Month of Writers, here on the blog.Be sure to drop by next week–Magical Words Week — when I interview several of the contributors to the Magical Words writing blog. Today my guest is fellow Codexian and Orson Scott Card Bootcamper, fledgling […]

Genre Chick Interview: Nancy Fulda – Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Today my writerly victim is Nancy Fulda, Phobos Award winner and creator of the phenomenal Anthology Builder website (on which I am a Featured Author this month — create an anthology including one of my stories and get $1 off!). Nancy is a true wunderkind — and as she lives in Germany, I am completely […]

Genre Chick Interview: Luc Reid – Monday, May 2, 2011

Back on “Take Your Princesses-in-Training to Work” Day, Ariell and Kassidy helped me create a great questionnaire that I could send out to the ever-growing list of authors on my to-interview-list. After I sent the interview out, Ariell then started formatting all the interviews into posts for me. Hooray! We start with my dearest longtime […]

Author Answers at The Word Nerd – Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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What influences me? What inspires me? What motivates me? What’s captured my attention lately? Who’s this “Genre Chick”? And who’s always telling me to SHUT UP AND WRITE? All these answers (and more! because it’s dreadfully hard to shut me up once I get going) are answered over at The Word Nerd today. Drop on […]

Genre Chick Interview: Bradley P. Beaulieu – Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some of you might remember Brad from last month’s gushing review for his novel The Winds of Khalokovo in my column over at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. While I had his attention, I thought it would be a great idea to bug Brad with some questions. It’s been a while since I’ve had […]

Interview with Nancy Fulda – Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The writers group of which I am a long standing member (the Codex Writers) has been hosting The Codex Blog Tour. A bunch of the members have been hosting interviews and guest blogs with other members on their sites–much like a progressive dinner party, only it’s a traveling sideshow (with which I’m a tad more […]

In Which Sarah Peduzzi Interviews Me – Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sarah Peduzzi, lovely and sweet blog editor over at Apex Book Company, dropped me a line about a week and a half ago asking if I’d be willing to do a guest post for the site. Jason Sizemore was the very first person in the world to professionally publish my writing (all the book reviews […]

Spilling Some Ink – Thursday, October 28, 2010

After their Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within giveaway, I was asked to do a lovely guest interview over at The Qwillery. I was given some great questions, and I had a chance to open up and answer them from the bottom of my heart. I was so far down in the […]

“Black Hole Sun” Interview – Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Over on the website Jason’s created for DARK FUTURES, Kelli and I have a cool little interview posted about “Black Hole Sun.” Find out our dystopian favorites, our fears for the future, and the blood, sweat, and tears behind “Black Hole Sun”! Tell us, in brief, what your story is about. AK: Erica and Seth, […]

Genre Chick Interview: Barry Lyga – Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FGB and I went to the Baltimore ComicCon this summer. I have to say I was kind of disappointed — it seems that some of my favorite authors and artists, both in hard copy and on the web, were guests last year. This year, the only person I *really* wanted to see was Barry Lyga. […]

A is for Princess – Wednesday, July 14, 2010

You might remember Steven Saus from the “Year of Steves” blog earlier this year, or from my interview with him back in March about the story he had in the Timeshares anthology.I did all these things ’cause I just think Steve’s a cool guy. I certainly didn’t expect anything in return. However, true to form […]

Julie Kagawa Interview @ Fantasy Magazine – Thursday, April 29, 2010

When I met Julie Kagawa last year at Hypericon in Nashville, her book wasn’t slated to be out for eight months and I had already heard major buzz on it. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have a little chat with her about it over at Fantasy Magazine. Click here to read […]

Genre Chick Interview: Steven Saus – Thursday, March 4, 2010

A featured guest in my Year of Steves, Steven Saus is a writer, non-traditional student, nuclear medicine technologist, and fairly snazzy guy. He has a story in the Timeshares anthology out from DAW this week, so I put on my Genre Chick hat and poked him to see if he wouldn’t mind answering a few […]

Peter S. Beagle Interview en Español – Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bienve Prieto has a gorgeous Peter S. Beagle fanblog that he hosts from Spain: http://petersbeaglefanblog.blogspot.com/ Bienve asked if he could translate my recent interview into Spanish. I was honored. Click here to read the interview, en español. Gracias, Bienve! Tweet Share

Genre Chick Interview: Peter S. Beagle – Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alethea Kontis: You call yourself an “occasional musician.” How much do you play/sing anymore? Peter S. Beagle: I don’t have any regular gigs now, as I used to when I lived in Santa Cruz. I haven’t really had one for well over 20 years. So I sing on occasion, when I’m asked. A couple of […]

The Clockwork Jungle Book – Friday, December 11, 2009

I’m honored to be part of the newest issue of Shimmer magazine: The Clockwork Jungle Book. Inside are twenty fabulous steampunk fables by some of the hottest names in SF: Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be, by Jay Lake The Jackdaw’s Wife, by Blake Hutchins The Student and the Rats, by Jess […]

Genre Chick Interview: Daniel Waters – Friday, November 6, 2009

When I met Daniel Waters at the Southern Festival of Books here in Nashville this year, he had no life. Specifically, his one-line bio was something along the lines of “Daniel lives in Connecticut with his family.” Outraged at the oversight (and a little frightened of meeting a person who really had nothing more to […]

Genre Chick Interview: Sarah Pinborough – Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sarah Pinborough, the British Grace Kelly of the horror genre, is riding high–having just won a British Fantasy Award for her short story “Do You See”–and in a few weeks she is up for the World Fantasy Award for her short “Our Man in the Sudan.” Anyone who follows her on Twitter knows that she’s […]

Lora Innes Interview @ Fantasy Magazine – Friday, October 16, 2009

I got a copy of THE DREAMER graphic novel from IDW and immediately fell in love (Click on the banner above — you can check it all out online!). So much so that I contacted Lora Innes — the comic’s dynamic and fabulously talented writer/illustrator — to see if I could do an interview with her. […]

Genre Chick Interview: Cherie Priest – Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cherie Priest is a displaced Tennessee Gal–she may live in Seattle now, but she was born & raised in the South, so we still claim her as one of our own. Similarly, the setting for her new steampunk novel Boneshaker is the Pacific Northwest, as opposed to the Southern settings of Four and Twenty Blackbirds […]

Genre Chick Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber – Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I came to call on Miss Leanna Renee Hieber on a breezy afternoon in early summer. We had been informally introduced through a mutual acquaintance, but someone’s whose judgment I trusted implicitly, and so I took to Miss Hieber immediately. She received me in her impressive library, pretty as a picture, her deep burgundy skirts […]

Genre Chick Interview: Alfred Martino – Friday, August 14, 2009

Alfred & The Princess at the 2009 Audie Awards Alfred Martino is an author very near and dear to my heart–not only because he writes engaging sports stories aimed at reluctant middle grade readers, but because he is the co-founder of Listen and Live Audio. At this most recent BEA, Listen and Live’s production of […]

Genre Chick Interview: Diana Rowland – Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Happy Release Day  Diana Rowland! Detective Kara Gillian is both a cop and a conjurer of demons, accidentally conjuring sexy  angelic Rhyzkhal during a routine spell. Now she needs his help to catch a deadly serial killer–The Symbol Man–who’s back in Beaulac, Louisiana on a killing spree after a three-year hiatus. There’s also that handsome-yet-disapproving […]

Genre Chick Interview: C. C. Finlay – Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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I’ve found that in the genre world the friends of my friends are some pretty cool people. And so, based on the compliments of author Jim C. Hines, I liked Charlie Finlay long before I met him. Already a noted historian, C. C. Finlay is taking the speculative fiction world by storm this summer with […]

Genre Chick Interview: Davis Macinnis Gill – Tuesday, April 7, 2009

David MacInnis Gill and I first met at Orson Scott Card’s week-long literary writing boot camp back in 2003. As an assignment, we all had to write a story in 24 hours. Mine was about a magical society of Victorian Lady Etchers. David’s was about space crabs. He won all the points for originality. I […]

Genre Chick Interview: J.F. Lewis – Friday, March 20, 2009

Southern gentleman and fellow convention-goer J.F. “Jeremy” Lewis has a thing or two to say about vampires…but he wouldn’t want to be one. In a recent chat with Genre Chick Alethea Kontis, he opens up about writers groups, SF and comic conventions, and the details of his recent excommunication from church as a result of […]

Genre Chick Interview: Nick Mamatas – Monday, March 2, 2009

Find out which superpower author Nick Mamatas wishes he had, and whether or not he’s ever eaten a cockroach in our interview below. Bonus Material: Nick has a new short story out in the flagship issue for flash mag Brain Harvest: read “Patmos Like Pink Elephants” here. If you’re hip with the genre, you’ve already […]

Genre Chick Interview: Ken Scholes – Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I met Ken Scholes in 2006 at the World Fantasy Convention in Austin, Texas. My first impression was that of a pleasant man in an elbow-patched corduroy jacket; turns out he’s a great singer, storyteller, and someone I’ve since been honored to call friend. One year later, at the same convention in Saratoga Springs, we […]

Genre Chick Interview: Jim C. Hines – Saturday, December 13, 2008

A fairy tale girl at heart, I was ridiculously excited about literary jester Jim C. Hines’s new young adult series. The Stepsister Scheme can be best described as Disney princesses crossed with Charlie’s Angels.  The story is a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. No… what really […]

Genre Chick Interview: Ann & Jeff Vandermeer – Thursday, October 16, 2008

Two for the price of one! This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis sits down with dynamic publishing duo Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. Ann is the fiction editor for Weird Tales magazine; her husband Jeff is an award-winning author. Together they often join forces and co-edit some out-of-this-world anthologies.  ************************* Alethea Kontis: What are the […]

Genre Chick Interview: Jackie Kessler – Saturday, September 13, 2008

It may be Hotter Than Hell but the Dark Side has cookies! This month, join Genre Chick Alethea Kontis as she shares iced tea in the summer heat with sweet and spicy romance author Jackie Kessler. Enjoy! ************* Alethea Kontis: What exactly are succubi and incubi? What drew you to write about them as opposed […]

Genre Chick Interview: Edmund Schubert – Monday, August 11, 2008

In October of 2005, Orson Scott Card launched Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show—an online magazine featuring spectacular science fiction and fantasy tales, gorgeous professional artwork, and an original story from Card’s Ender universe in every issue. Less than a year later, he named SF bad man Edmund Schubert editor of the now-quarterly ‘zine. A […]

Genre Chick Interview: Shane Berryhill – Friday, June 13, 2008

Ironman, Batman, Hellboy, Hulk–it’s certainly a splendid summer of superheroes at the cinema! Are your young adult readers hungry for more? Check out Chance Fortune and the Outlaws (The Adventures of Chance Fortune) –a superhero cut from a slightly different cloth. Join me as I infiltrate the lair of creator Shane Berryhill to find out […]

Genre Chick Interview: Sarah Addison Allen – Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sarah Addison Allen’s debut novel Garden Spells was one of my all-time favorte books. I was pleased to find that her sophomore effort, The Sugar Queen, was equally delicious and her characters just as memorable as they were colorful. There’s Josey, the rich girl with a closet full of romance novels, a secret cache of sweets, and […]

Genre Chick Interview: Stephan Pastis – Sunday, April 13, 2008

Who wouldn’t want to know more about a man who visits you every day and hangs out in your kitchen? This month, I cozied happily up to Stephan Pastis, fellow Greek and supertalented creator of the irreverently hilarious comic strip Pearls Before Swine. I had the hardest time trying to find a conference room in […]

Genre Chick Interview: Shannon K. Butcher – Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shannon Butcher’s contemporary romance novel No Regrets debuted last winter. Its follow-up, the sexy thriller No Control , has just released, and it is already a favorite in the Secret Inner Circle of Ingram’s genre book club. Join me as I talk to Shannon about the Delta Force, chasing tornadoes, and life with her husband, […]

Genre Chick Interview: Hillary Robson – Wednesday, February 13, 2008

If you were a superhero, who would YOU be? I found the answer from Tennessee local Hillary Robson, co-editor of Saving the World: A Guide to Heroes, an in-depth essay book about the hit TV show Heroes. ****************** Alethea Kontis: Tell us a little bit about Saving the World. How did it come about? How […]

Genre Chick Interview: Alethea Kontis (!) – Tuesday, January 22, 2008

For a change of pace, my fellow Genre Chick Janet turned the tales and did a fun little interview with *me* about Sherrilyn Kenyon and my work on The Dark-Hunter Companion.

Genre Chick Interview: Robin McKinley – Thursday, December 13, 2007

In 1985, Robin McKinley won the Newbery Medal for her novel The Hero and the Crown. In just a few decades, she has traversed the world of legends from fairy tales to elementals to vampires. In her latest novel, Dragonhaven, she explores–you guessed it–dragons. Ever a lover of girls with swords and magic that turns […]

Genre Chick Interview: Jeff Carlson – Saturday, October 13, 2007

If you like to sleep at night, stay away from this book!  Jeff Carlson’s pulse-pounding debut novel, Plague Year, has turned the world of science-fiction thrillers completely upside down. The undaunted and unafraid Genre Chick Alethea Kontis dons her hazmat gear and gets extreme with the Bionic Man. *********************** Alethea Kontis:  Plague Year has one […]

Genre Chick Interview: Anne McCaffrey – Thursday, September 13, 2007

The reigning Grand Dame of Science Fiction, Anne McCaffrey is known to many as “The Dragonlady.” To me, she is the permanent resident of at least two entire bookshelves crammed full of cherished (and often re-read) titles. I leapt at the chance to interview this fascinating woman who has done more in her 81 amazing […]

Genre Chick Interview: Kevin J. Anderson – Monday, August 13, 2007

his month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis puts on her best cowgirl hat and learns how to wrestle sandworms from real-life superhero Kevin J. Anderson. Whether master of ceremonies, mentor, or writing machine, this “Mister Anderson” is always at the top of his game. ********************************** New York Times-bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson is a fantastic guy […]

Genre Chick Interview: Sean Williams – Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ever the world traveler, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis takes us into the Australian Outback for this month’s interview with New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams. Find out what a cool place Australia is, how fascinating twins can be, and whether or not writing a book is harder than becoming someone’s other half. ************************** The […]

Genre Chick Interview: C.E. Murphy – Sunday, May 13, 2007

She looks like a superhero, she travels all over the world, and her books will seep into your subconscious and make you wonder about your wildest dreams. Meet Genre Chick Alethea Kontis’s new best friend, urban fantasist C.E. Murphy–author of Coyote Dreams (The Walker Papers). **************************** I met Catie Murphy on a bus. We were […]

Genre Chick Interview: Nia Stephens – Friday, April 13, 2007

Lettuce, milk, bread, cereal…boys? Yes indeed–that’s what’s on the grocery list of Dafina author Nia Stephens in her new young adult series Boy Shopping. Genre Chick Alethea Kontis met Nia at the mall to ask her about this unique, modern, choose-your-own-adventure series–and to try on some fabulous shoes. ************** Nashville’s Nia Stephens and I stroll […]

Genre Chick Interview: Vance Briceland/Naomi Neale/Naomi Nash – Thursday, March 8, 2007

Who is your favorite author, really? Being a writer can sometimes be better than the Witness Protection Program (or an Internet chatroom). Nora Roberts or J.D. Robb; Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick, or Jane Ann Krentz; Lemony Snicket or Daniel Handler–readers know that a fantastic book by any other name would be just as many hours […]

Genre Chick Interview: Joe Hill – Tuesday, February 13, 2007

He’s a charmed debut novelist who still slaves away at his keyboard like every other writer. He’s a whippersnapper that’s already won two Stokers, a British Fantasy Award, and a World Fantasy Award. He loves his local library, and dreams of haunted houses and owning books that never existed. He’s going to be on television, […]

Genre Chick Interview: Mort Castle – Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mort Castle is a writer’s writer. He has published novels (including the horror classics Strangers and Cursed Be The Child), non-fiction, poetry, comic books, and hundreds of short stories. He’s been nominated for a number of awards–the Pulitzer Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the Bram Stoker Award–and has won more than a few–the DeMarco, the […]

Genre Chick Interview: Ian Farrington – Friday, October 13, 2006

Science Fiction Geeks unite–Doctor Who is back, and he’s better than ever. The BBC has published tie-ins to the popular television show, but did you know that there is another publisher of officially licensed Doctor Who literature? This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis spends some time with Big Finish editor Ian Farrington to talk about […]

Genre Chick Interview: Geoffrey Girard – Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In celebration of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis risks life, limb, and certain death in Davy Jones’ Locker to bring you this interview with the bloodthirsty Captain Geoffrey Girard, author of this summer’s Tales of the Atlantic Pirates. **************************** It was with great trepidation that I boarded the ship of […]

Genre Chick Interview: Jill Barnett – Sunday, August 13, 2006

This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis connects with one of her favorite romance authors of all time–Jill Barnett. In this very personal interview, Jill discusses the death of her husband, the adoption of her daughter, and The Days of Summer …all at a very early hour. ********************************* Alethea Kontis (8:30am CST): You must be a […]

Genre Chick Interview: Judson Roberts – Thursday, July 13, 2006

He’s been a police officer, federal agent, organized crime prosecutor, and private investigator–now he’s an author of young adult historical fantasy. This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis interrupts the fascinating Judson Roberts in the midst of writing his debut Strongbow Saga series to talk about book one: Viking Warrior and to pick his brain for […]

Genre Chick Interview: Brian Keene – Thursday, April 13, 2006

Influenced by such notables as Stephen King, among others, Brian Keene is a horror writer who hopes to bring his readers a release from the horrors of today’s society. His latest book, The Conqueror Worms, is set to release in May. He shares with Genre Chick Alethea Kontis, his earliest memories of horror writing and […]

Genre Chick Interview: Tobias S. Buckell – Friday, January 13, 2006

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the US, and the British Virgin Islands. He now lives (through many odd twists of fate and strangely enough to him) in a small college town in Ohio with his wife Emily. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and […]

Genre Chick Interview: Tom Piccirilli – Wednesday, July 13, 2005

“She was a girl of many half-completed movements.” –the line that made me throw November Mourns across the room because nobody should be able to write that beautifully. **************** Alethea Kontis: Tell me a little about how your latest novel November Mourns came about. Tom Piccirilli: In terms of setting and themes, it’s something of […]

Genre Chick Interview: Christopher Golden – Wednesday, April 13, 2005

An icon in the pop culture world for his work on movie tie-ins and in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, the true gems of Chris’s bibliography are his original novels. In Strangewood, The Boys are Back in Town, and the just-released Wildwood Road, Chris takes the reader back to a time when a spinetingling, […]

Genre Chick Interview: Sharon Shinn – Sunday, February 13, 2005

If you’re a fan of Anne McCaffrey, you should definitely have Sharon Shinn on your shelf. The award-winning author is best known for her tales from the angel-filled land of Samaria–a decadent series that mixes science fiction, fantasy and romance better than rainbow sherbet. More importantly, she brings a valuable wealth of much-needed, butt-kicking heroines […]