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Jon Bassoff, on things that go bump, and his new book, Factory Town

Jon Bassoff, on things that go bump, and his new book, Factory Town

Jon Bassoff’s brand new book, Factory Town, just came out this month from DarkFuse, and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about it, and more! I’m very, very excited about Factory Town! Will you tell us more about it? Well, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever written before. My writing tends toward the surreal and the grotesque, but I certainly went a bit overboard with this … Continue reading

Elissa Sussman, author of Stray, on feminism, fairy godmothers, and food

Elissa Sussman, author of Stray, on feminism, fairy godmothers, and food

Elissa Sussman’s debut fantasy, STRAY, just came out this month, and she kindly took a few moments out of her very busy schedule to answer a few of my questions. Please welcome her to the blog! Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a bit more about Stray and what inspired you to write it? Thank you! Stray is an original fairy tale about fairy godmothers, feminism and food. I … Continue reading

Interview: Christopher Buehlman, author of The Lesser Dead

Interview: Christopher Buehlman, author of The Lesser Dead

As you may know, I read Christopher Buehlman’s Those Across the River and The Necromancer’s House one after another, and LOVED them, so I’m very excited to have him on the blog today to talk about his brand new vamp fest, The Lesser Dead-please give him a warm welcome! I got my copy of The Lesser Dead today, and can’t wait to dig in! Will you tell us a little about … Continue reading

Catching up with Jeff Somers, author of We Are Not Good People

Catching up with Jeff Somers, author of We Are Not Good People

I was blown away by TRICKSTER (seriously, it’s amazing), the first book in the Ustari Cycle, and now the 2nd book is out, in an omnibus with the first, and it’s called WE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE. If you haven’t read this series yet, this is perfect, because you can book binge. I promise, you’ll want to. Anyway, please welcome Jeff back to the blog! He was kind enough to … Continue reading

Trey Dowell, author of The Protectors, on heroes, why he tells stories, and more

Trey Dowell, author of The Protectors, on heroes, why he tells stories, and more

I’m thrilled to have another Simon451 debut author on the blog today! Please give a warm welcome to Trey Dowell, author of The Protectors! Also, be sure to check out the Simon451 NYCC schedule! Will you tell us more about THE PROTECTORS and why you wrote it? The Protectors tells the story of three unique people—the only meta-humans in existence—and how they struggle against not only the foreign enemies who want … Continue reading

Nicholas Sansbury Smith on the Orbs series, why he loves SFF, and much more!

Nicholas Sansbury Smith on the Orbs series, why he loves SFF, and much more!

Please welcome Nicholas Sansbury Smith to the blog! I was thrilled to be able to ask Nick about his Orbs series (Book 2 is out this week), and much more! Also, be sure to visit Nick at NYCC with the rest of the Simon 451 authors! Orbs 2: Stranded, just dropped and you’ve got Orbs 3: Redemption coming out in 2015 from Simon451. Will you tell us more about the … Continue reading

Ethan Reid on The Undying, why we love a good apocalypse, and more!

Ethan Reid on The Undying, why we love a good apocalypse, and more!

In case you missed it, yesterday was the launch of Simon451, Simon & Schuster’s brand new SFF imprint, and I’m so excited to kick off that launch here with an interview with Ethan Reid, who’s apocalyptic novel, THE UNDYING (Simon451’s first aquisition, actually), just dropped. Please give him a warm welcome! *Also, for all you lucky folks that will by at New York Comic Con, Ethan will be too, and … Continue reading

A chat with Rajan Khanna, author of Falling Sky, and a giveaway!

A chat with Rajan Khanna, author of Falling Sky, and a giveaway!

Rajan Khanna’s debut novel, FALLING SKY, comes out tomorrow from Pyr, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book, and more! Also, courtesy of the lovely folks from Pyr, we’ve got 2 copies up for grabs, so be sure to fill out the widget below the post, and I’ll pick a winner on Oct. 15th (US only.) Congrats on the new book-it’s already gotten some … Continue reading

An interview with Patrick Hoffman on The White Van, unlikely heroines, and what comes next

An interview with Patrick Hoffman on The White Van, unlikely heroines, and what comes next

I LOVED Patrick Hoffman’s debut novel THE WHITE VAN, and was thrilled when he agreed to answer a few of my questions about the new book, and more! Your experience as a PI and investigator for the San Francisco public defender’s office were a huge influence on your highly praised novel, THE WHITE VAN. Will you tell us a little more about it and what made you take the plunge … Continue reading

In The Red: An interview with Elena Mauli Shapiro

In The Red: An interview with Elena Mauli Shapiro

Elena Mauli Shapiro is the author of 13, rue Thérèse, and her newest novel, IN THE RED, just came out in mid September from Little, Brown. She kindly answered a few of my questions about the new book, and much more! Tell us more about Irina and IN THE RED. What inspired you to write the novel? When Communism fell in the Eastern Block in 1989, Romania was my favorite … Continue reading

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