On mirrors and YA sci-fi: An interview with N.K. Traver

A computer-hacking teen. The girl who wants to save him. And a rogue mirror reflection that might be the death of them both. That’s a great opening line and it’s on the back of Duplicity, a YA cyber-thriller by N.K. Traver. Find out how you can win a copy at the bottom of the interview. BELINDA: … Continue reading On mirrors and YA sci-fi: An interview with N.K. Traver

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

Win 7 YA Sci-fi books!

Win 7 YA sci-fi books

Love YA Sci-Fi? As part of the 2016 Brain to Books Cyber Convention, I’ve teamed up with six fantastic sci-fi authors–N.K. Traver, Janine A. Southard, Jenny Martin, Susan Adrian, Shallee McArthur & Fonda Lee–to offer you the chance to win some awesome books! The giveaway starts 12 am on 8 April and ends 11:59 pm on … Continue reading Win 7 YA Sci-fi books!

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

2016 Brains to Books Cyber Convention

Brains to Books Cyber Convention. April 8 to 10 2016.

You are cordially invited to the annual Brains to Books Cyber Convention! Instructions: Book lovers | Authors If you’re a book lover, join us at the Fairgrounds, on Goodreads, for your chance to find new favourite books, contests and freebies! Plus, I’ll be giving away a signed paperback copy of Hero plus some cool swag! To … Continue reading 2016 Brains to Books Cyber Convention

Authors, readers and worldbuilders for interview

Old Fashioned Microphone.

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

On starcats, worldbuilding and cinematic storytelling

This is a reposting of an interview I conducted as part of the launch of Leonie Roger’s second book, Frontier Resistance, and has been edited to reflect the growing list of Leonie’s published works. Starcats are the kind of animals that we all would have nagged our parents to get for Christmas. Fortunately for our parents, starcats … Continue reading On starcats, worldbuilding and cinematic storytelling