INTERVIEW: Douglas Cohen Interviewed by the Odyssey Writing Workshop

Douglas Cohen has been interviewed by the Odyssey Fantasy & Science Fiction Writing Workshop, which he attended back in 2000.  You can read the interview here.

INTERVIEW: Galen Dara, Illustrator of Oz Reimagined

Galen Dara has done art for Edge Publishing, Dagan Books, ApexScapezineTales to Terrify, Peculiar Pages, SunstoneLovecraftZine, and Lightspeed Magagzine. She is on the staff of BookLifeNow, blogs for the Inkpunks, and writes the Art Nerd column at the Functional Nerds. When Galen is not online you can find her on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, climbing mountains or hanging out with a loving assortment of human and animal companions. Follow her on Twitter @galendara. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Seanan McGuire, Author of “Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust”

Seanan McGuire is the bestselling author of two ongoing urban fantasy series, both published by DAW Books (the October Daye adventures and InCryptid). She was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also writes medical science fiction under the name “Mira Grant.” Between her two identities, she is a five-time finalist for the Hugo Award, and has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Philip K. Dick Awards. Seanan is the only woman ever to appear on the Hugo ballot four times in a single year. She is a founding member of the Hugo award-winning SFSqueecast, an ongoing adventure in mild positivity. Seanan likes horror movies, abnormally large blue cats, and cookies. You can find her on Twitter at @seananmcguire, and on the web at Seanan thinks sleep is for other people, and is still waiting for her twister. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Jeffrey Ford, Author of “A Meeting in Oz”

Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, and The Shadow Year. His story collections are, The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, and The Drowned LifeCrackpot Palace, a new collection of 20 stories, was recently published by Morrow/Harper Collins. Ford writes somewhere in Ohio. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Robin Wasserman, Author of “One Flew Over the Rainbow”

Robin Wasserman is the author of several books for children and young adults, including The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening Trilogy, the Chasing Yesterday Trilogy, and Hacking Harvard. Her books have appeared on the ALA Quick Picks and Popular Paperbacks lists as well as the Indie Next list, and her Seven Deadly Sins series was adapted into a television miniseries. She is a former children’s book editor who lives and writes in Brooklyn. Find her at or on Twitter @robinwasserman. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: David Farland, Author of “Dead Blue”

David Farland is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author with nearly fifty science fiction and fantasy novels to his credit. He has won the Writers of the Future International Gold Award for best short story of the year, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for Best Novel in the English Language, the Whitney Award for Best Novel of the Year, and others. He has worked with some of the largest franchises in the world—writing novels for Star Wars and The Mummy. Dave worked for many years as the judge for one of the world’s largest writing contests, as an educator teaching creative writing at Brigham Young University, and thus has trained dozens of other New York Times bestsellers, including Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, and Stephenie Meyer. Dave currently lives in Saint George, Utah, with his wife, children, two cats and a Cocker Spaniel. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Rachel Swirsky, Author of “Beyond the Naked Eye”

Rachel Swirsky holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including, Subterranean Magazine, and Clarkesworld Magazine. In 2010, she won the Nebula for best novella for “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window.” Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Simon R. Green, Author of “Dorothy Dreams”

Simon R. Green has written over forty books, all of them different. He has written eight Deathstalker books, twelve Nightside books, and thinks trilogies are for wimps. His current series are the Secret Histories, featuring Shaman Bond, the very secret agent, and The Ghost Finders, featuring traditional hauntings in modern settings. He acts in open air productions of Shakespeare, rides motorbikes, and loves old time silent films. His short stories have appeared in the anthologies Mean Streets, Unusual Suspects, Powers of Detection, Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, The Way of the Wizard, The Living Dead 2, Those Who Fight Monsters, Dark Delicacies III,and Home Improvements: Undead Edition. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Kat Howard, Author of “A Tornado of Dorothys”

Kat Howard’s short fiction has been performed on NPR as part of Selected Shorts, and was included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012, edited by Rich Horton. You can find her work in Lightspeed, Subterranean, Apex and various other magazines and anthologies. She lives in the Twin Cities, and you can find her on Twitter as @KatWithSword. Continue reading ›

INTERVIEW: Rae Carson & C.C. Finlay, Authors of “The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz”

Rae Carson is the author of the Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her debut novel was a finalist for the Morris, Norton, and Cybils awards and won the Ohioana Book Award for young adult fiction. C.C. Finlay is the author of the Traitor to the Crown trilogy. His short stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Sidewise, and Sturgeon awards. Carson and Finlay are married. They live in Ohio, where they are working on their next collaboration. Continue reading ›

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