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EP015 - Talking One of Us With Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie joins me to chat his latest novel, One of Us (Orbit Books), the writing process, where characters comes from, and gives insight into hybrid publishing. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes Imagine the X-Men weren’t really superheroes, imagine they have power that is imperfect and not every character has a heart of gold. Then sprinkle in a bit of To Kill a Mockingbird and lay it on a wide-scale revolution impending. One of Us is the tale of creepers born into an everyday world, becoming teens in the year 1984. These creepers are children with any number of mutations from the evolutionary pool showing on their backs, or often enough, hides. They’re tucked away in internment camps, Home

EP014 - Talking The Hunger With Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu has joined me to talk her novel The Hunger, we also chat the method behind writing historical fiction, her background, and eating human flesh, in a pinch of course. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes Review It’s rare that I delve into historic fiction, I don’t really have a reason not to, it just doesn’t happen that much. Perhaps it’s because the general day-to-day of contemporary stories grabs hold of realities I know as a backdrop, and with historic fiction, I usually don’t know anything about the events beforehand. With The Hunger, that’s obviously a bit different, as everybody knows a little something-something about the Donner Party. Turns out the real story isn’t a creepy ride w

EP013 - Talking Nightingale With Amy Lukavics

Amy Lukavics joins me to chat her forthcoming novel, Nightingale. We also talk sexism, gender expectations, mental health, and roller derby. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes Review: Last year, Amy Lukavics was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award with The Ravenous. It was pretty good, fun, a little wild, certainly entertaining. If Amy Lukavics is not on the final YA Stoker ballot this year, it will be a crime. Nightingale is equal parts painfully engaging and off-the-wall nuts. The characters portrayed are realistically flawed and dated. The way it should be. Too often a character built of today’s stuff creeps into tales set in different eras. June Hardie is a strong willed and focussed young wo

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