Interviews

Straying from the norm: Sophia Madison on antiheroines

Sophia Madison is the author of Blue Ruin, a gothic fantasy about a woman named Maura and the vampire who intends to use her to end the world (as we know it). BELINDA: Tell us about Maura, what makes her an antiheroine? SOPHIA: Everything. Maura does things a normal (sane) person wouldn’t do. But she makes … Continue reading Straying from the norm: Sophia Madison on antiheroines

The faintest glimmer of light: Traci Loudin on antiheroines

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Traci Loudin is the author of The Last of the Ageless, a post-apocalyptic adventure featuring the shapeshifting Nyr. BELINDA: Tell us about Nyr, what makes her an antiheroine? TRACI: Nyr lives in a morally gray, post-apocalyptic world. She can partially shapeshift to gain the claws, fangs, and fur of a tigress, as well as some of … Continue reading The faintest glimmer of light: Traci Loudin on antiheroines

Daydreaming the future: An interview with Jenny Martin

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Cars, racing and a passel of my favourite movies! I talk with Jenny Martin about what makes YA sci-fi awesome and her book, Tracked.  Don’t forget to check out how you can win a copy of Tracked at the bottom of the interview. BELINDA: What is YA science fiction to you? JENNY: First and foremost, it’s something near … Continue reading Daydreaming the future: An interview with Jenny Martin

Geekdom, YA sci-fi and Africa: An interview with Shallee McArthur

Shallee McArthur is the author of The Unhappening of Genesis Lee, a sci-fi thriller about a girl who remembers everything, until the day she doesn’t. Don’t forget to find out how you can win a copy of The Unhappening of Genesis Lee at the bottom of the interview. BELINDA: What is YA science fiction (sci-fi) to … Continue reading Geekdom, YA sci-fi and Africa: An interview with Shallee McArthur

Someone to empathise with: Bokerah Brumley on antiheroines

Bokerah Brumley is the author of the upcoming novella Feather, an urban fantasy about a vampire named Jane, the assassin out to kill her and the hotel she drags him to. BELINDA: Tell us about Jane and what makes her an antiheroine. BOKERAH: Jane Jones hides in average. She isn’t tall, she isn’t thin, and she … Continue reading Someone to empathise with: Bokerah Brumley on antiheroines

On space opera, YA and druids: an interview with Janine A. Southard

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Janine A. Southard is the author of the Hive Queen Saga, a sci-fi (space opera, to be exact) trilogy about a group of teenagers who steal (kinda) a spaceship and take off on the adventure of their lives. If you haven’t read the first book, you can find out how to get a free copy of … Continue reading On space opera, YA and druids: an interview with Janine A. Southard

Just trying to get out of it alive: D. Scott Johnson on antiheroines

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D. Scott Johnson is the author of Gemini Gambit, a novel about a woman who’s in hiding after she “accidentally-but-sort-of-on-purpose flash-freezes the son of a drug kingpin”. BELINDA: Tell us about Kimberly and what makes her an antiheroine. SCOTT: I went and looked up the definition first, just to be sure I didn’t blow it by … Continue reading Just trying to get out of it alive: D. Scott Johnson on antiheroines

I don’t give a shit: Rebecca Lim on antiheroines

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Rebecca Lim is the author of the Mercy series, a paranormal fantasy about an angel, named Mercy, who hijacks the bodies of mortal girls. BELINDA: Tell us about Mercy, what makes her an antiheroine? REBECCA: In Mercy and the other books in the series Exile, Muse, Fury and the next instalment I’m writing at the moment, … Continue reading I don’t give a shit: Rebecca Lim on antiheroines

Authors, readers and worldbuilders for interview

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If you’re one of the following, I’m looking to interview you. An author of books and/or comics An avid reader A game designer/game master A worldbuilder in general. Interviews are posted here and promoted via my newsletter, Twitter and Facebook. Each month I post a series of interviews around a specific topic (check below for upcoming topics). … Continue reading Authors, readers and worldbuilders for interview