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Author Interview – Stefan Bachmann

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Author Interview – Stefan Bachmann

Photo from http://stefanbachmann.com/author/   One of my favorite parts about Stefan Bachmann‘s writing is the beauty and imagination of his prose. Not only are his worlds so imaginative, but each character, each description, and each setting is infused with wonder. I first came across his work in THE PECULIAR, which I highly recommend. Bachmann has since published a sequel, THE WHATNOT, and a new title, A DROP OF NIGHT. Image from http://stefanbachmann.com/the-peculiar/   THE PECULIAR has received a number of fantastic...

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Gothic Books – The Cocktail Recipe

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GOTHIC BOOKS – COCKTAIL RECIPE Serves: 1 reader Prep time: As long as it takes you to browse the bookstore. A hint of ghosts. They don’t have to be real ghosts. But if something spooky or supernatural is happening, and we don’t know what yet…perfect. A murder. A body means something happened that must be explained, which means learning about secret desires, jealousies, betrayals, and all sorts of deviousness of the human heart. Cobblestones. Basically, anything and everything that evokes Victorian era or semi-vague-unhistorical...

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Author Interview – Kathleen O’Dell

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Author Interview – Kathleen O’Dell

Photo from http://www.kathleenodell.com/index.html   I first came across Kathleen O’Dell’s work during a period of infatuation with silhouette covers, which to me seemed (and seem) perfectly whimsical, creepy, and enticing. Add a mysterious mansion, hyper-intelligent birds, and the ghostly influence of a magician, and you have a perfect mix of the spooky and magical. Image from http://www.kathleenodell.com/theaviary.html   Kathleen has written a number of other books for young readers as well (I encourage you to check...

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Author Interview – Carol Plum-Ucci

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Author Interview – Carol Plum-Ucci

Photo from http://carolplumucci.com/about-carol/   As far as titles go, I’m not sure there are many better than Carol Plum-Ucci’s The Body of Christopher Creed. It’s so simple, and so evocative–all the more because the body, in that story, is missing. Image from Amazon   I first read The Body of Christopher Creed years ago, but the story has stuck with me. That’s why I was so excited to ask Carol these questions about writing and publishing. And, at the end of the post, you’ll find a number of...

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Author Interview – Alex Bell

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Author Interview – Alex Bell

Photo from http://www.alex-bell.co.uk/about/   If you love creepy tales involving haunted locations, mysterious characters, and some VERY terrifying dolls, you have to check out Frozen Charlotte. Image from http://www.alex-bell.co.uk/books/frozen-charlotte/   Alex Bell’s YA horror is creepy all the way through, and it’s one that I recommend to anyone looking for a new story in this genre. Bonus? Today marks the release of Alex Bell’s prequel to Frozen Charlotte, Charlotte Says: Image...

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Round-Up: Great Podcasts for Writers

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It’s no secret that podcasts are undergoing their own renaissance right now. Here are just some of the podcasts on writing and publishing that I love: 1. 88 Cups of Tea—Host Yin Chang interviews writers and agents about their process, their craft, and everything in between. One of my favorites was the interview with Leigh Bardugo. Even better? Chang also hosts her own Facebook group for podcast listeners to connect. 2. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy—If you’re looking for interviews with big name sci-fi and fantasy authors like Neil Gaiman, Diana...

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