Genre Chick Interview: J.F. Lewis

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 publishing his paranormal novel…

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Genre Chick Interview: Nick Mamatas

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 heard of Nick Mamatas….

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Genre Chick Interview: Ken Scholes

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 celebrated his rare and…

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Genre Chick Interview: Jim C. Hines

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 happened. In this month’s…

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Genre Chick Interview: Ann & Jeff Vandermeer

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 biggest challenges of working…

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Genre Chick Interview: Jackie Kessler

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 to the traditional characters…

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Genre Chick Interview: Edmund Schubert

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 new anthology compiles a…

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Genre Chick Interview: Shane Berryhill

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 more about what makes…

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Genre Chick Interview: Sarah Addison Allen

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 a squatter-cum-fairy-godmother named Della…

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Genre Chick Interview: Stephan Pastis

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 which to interview Stephan–it’s…

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