When you get two PhDs …

… the degree of goofiness just increases exponentially. Best Brains, ready for the Mods and Monsters Banquet. Lisa with her nod to the Mods, me telling people the worst monsters are on the inside (don’t be fooled by the pretty dress).

GenreCon 2017 Plenary Address

That title is a fancy way of saying I ranted at a bunch of nice people at 9.20am this morning. It was fun!

Here’s the transcript of my rant.

Awards Don’t Matter

Good morning to you all, hungover or otherwise.

My name is, as you might
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GenreCon 2017

Woohoo! So this is my weekend. Last night I did a reading from Vigil at the literary salon, along with the other guests. Big fun!

This morning was the first plenary session, with myself, Nalini Singh, Claire Coleman and Garth Nix
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The Starlit Wood: Kat Howard

Today’s visitor to The Starlit Wood is the delightful Kat Howard, talking about her tale “Reflected”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

My story, “Reflected,” is a retelling of “The Snow Queen.” My favorite part of that story has
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The Dublin Lit Award

I’m delighted to see that Vigil is on the long list for the Dublin Literary Award!

In excellent
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The Tallow-Wife

Random Alex says lovely things about The Tallow-Wife over here

“I can always rely on Angela Slatter to shatter my heart.”

My work here is done. *swirls cape*

 

The Starlit Wood: Max Gladstone

In today’s Starlit Wood post, Max Gladstone discusses “Giants in the Sky”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

The term “beanstalk” has a second life outside of fairy tales, in fiction about space elevators. I wanted to play on this connection, and
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Over at Write Through the Roof …

Madeleine D’Este asked me some questions over at Write Through the Roof, and I tried to provide answers that did not suck.

Click!

Heading back into …

… the lands of the Sourdough/Bitterwood world …

“Books were in the blood of the Briars; Sandor, great-great-great-grandfather of the clan, was a collector (less frequently a bookseller for he could hardly bear to part with the things), especially of tomes and fragments
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The Starlit Wood: Seanan McGuire

Today the prolific and generally amazing Seanan McGuire talks about “In the Desert Like a Bone”, her story in The Starlit Wood.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

I used to work in coyote rescue, and I
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