Aug 042015
 
Interview with K.C. Tansley

If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say? Prep school junior Kat Preston accidentally #timetravels to 1886 Connecticut to solve a #murdermystery and break a #curse. #YA #TGWIG What books have influenced your writing? I love Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series and Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade trilogy. I get pulled in by an action-packed book with supernatural beings and an underlying mystery. I am also a huge fan of cozy mysteries with paranormal elements like Paige Shelton’s Country Cooking School Mysteries. I adored Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I’m a […]

Jun 242015
 
Interview: J.P. Choquette + Giveaway

Thank you, first of all, Sarah, for having me as a guest on your site—very exciting! If you had to describe your book Twitter syle (140 characters or less), what would you say? Hmmm, if I were to describe ‘Subversion’ Twitter-style, I’d post someone else’s review (self- promotion isn’t my strong suit): “Grab a quilt & a cup of tea; once you start this book, you won’t want to put it down~explores the darker side of human nature, while renewing your faith in humanity.” What books have influenced your writing? As far as finding my rhythm and “voice” as a […]

Mar 032015
 
Interview with Greg Van Eekhout

If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say? Wizards get magic by eating the bones of magical creatures. A thief goes after some of the most powerful bones of all: his father’s. What books have influenced your writing? Practically everything I’ve read in one way or another. A lot of Vonnegut, Wizard of Earthsea, the short stories of Ray Bradbury, lots of Stephen King, Tim Powers, and all that hard stuff that I read as an English major. What’s your favourite part of writing a book? I like the brainstorming before […]

Feb 232015
 
Interview with William L.J. Galaini

If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say? OMG My buk is best evAR IMHO!!!1! Actually, I wrote hardy scifi with a strong female lead. This is the time travel novel I always wanted. What books have influenced your writing? HUGE question, and a comprehensive answer may contain terrible books as well as good ones. Sometimes reading a God-awful novel is just what my ego needs! But here are the big influences in short order: 1. I, Robot 2. Moby Dick 3. Lord Jim 4. Pillars of the Earth 5. The […]

Feb 052015
 
Interview: Sharon Lynn Fisher + Giveaway

If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say? Love triangle between a parapsychologist, FBI agent & energy vampire from a parallel Earth. Black ops, quantum physics & dimensional travel! Maybe that should be “among.” Oh well, you get the idea! What books have influenced your writing? Probably the book that influenced me the most is A Wrinkle in Time. I read it more than a dozen times as a kid, and here I am still writing sci-fi romance mashups. (Though the romance in WiT was light, and suitable for a middle […]

Dec 152014
 
Interview: Sarah Noffke + Giveaway

If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say? Dreams are real. Nightmare too. One girl has no idea she holds the power to save dreamers. But to do it she’ll have to confront a nightmare no one has ever survived. What books have influenced your writing? My earliest influence was The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was the first time I fell in love with literature. Then later, I read His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman and I was fell in love with YA. I remember thinking: I […]

Oct 292014
 
Interview: Bess Kingsley

Today I have author Bess Kingsley here answering a few interview questions to help promote the anthology that she’s part of. Frozen will be available later this month, and contains Bess’ story Falling On Ice. If you had to describe your book Twitter syle (140 characters or less), what would you say? Oh, tough one. I’m such a bad twitterer…tweeter (see, I’m not even sure what to call it), but here goes. For my story Falling on Ice my tweet would be: Falling off a ladder straight into love. If it were for the anthology, I’d have to say: Frozen–eleven […]

Oct 152014
 
Interview: Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Today I have an interview with Pamela Fagan Hutchins for her new book Going for Kona, which combines humor, romance, mystery, and magical realism. If you had to describe your book Twitter syle (140 characters or less), what would you say? Michele wants to burrow into bed when her husband is killed, but she must compete in the Kona Ironman Triathlon in his honor and keep her family from meeting his same fate. How does this book differ from your previous ones? Going for Kona has a much more powerful emotional impact than my previous romantic mysteries. My Katie & […]

Sep 172014
 
Interview: Clare Marshall

I have Canadian author Clare Marshall here answering a few questions for her blog tour for her book The Violet Fox. She just recently revealed the cover for the second book in the series, Silver Spear. If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say? The Violet Fox: Cinderella meets Robin Hood in an epic fantasy land. What books have influenced your writing? Specifically for The Violet Fox, George R. R. Martin gave me a lot to think about with his detailed world building. After reading A Song of Ice and Fire […]

Jun 272014
 
Interview: Frances Pauli + Giveaway

What books have influenced your writing? I’ve read a lot of Andre Norton over the years. Like, a lot. There may have been years when she was all I read. She was so very prolific. I loved Witch World, how the books straddled fantasy and scifi, and how she always managed to weave in some romance, even though, I think, it was a bit of a risk for her to do so. I would say those books specifically, the Witch World novels, are my biggest influence. I could name others, McCaffrey, McKillip, Tanith Lee, but it always comes back to […]