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Five questions with Jeannette Ng

I was lucky enough to be on a panel with the fabulous Jeannette Ng at FantasyCon 2017, where her debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun had its launch. The panel involved a kind of crowd-sourced Dungeons and Dragons that was both insane and incredibly fun. I’m not sure we will ever be …

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Five questions with Callie Bates

I know, I know, they tell us not to judge a book by its cover, but when I saw the cover (US version) for this book, I was immediately intrigued. What great art! If you aren’t quite as shallow as me, why not trust Robin Hobb’s rave review? I spoke …

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Five questions with Selena Chambers

I am always in awe of authors who explore the darker sides of humanity in interesting ways. As such, I was very excited to talk to Selena Chambers about her work in weirding people out! What do you love most about speculative fiction? What drew you to writing in the …

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Five questions with Cat Sparks

Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love to see women breaking the mold. As such, we wanted to introduce you to Australian science fiction writer Cat Sparks. Her debut novel, Lotus Blue, has been receiving great buzz for its originality and complexity. So what makes a writer of such genre defying fiction …

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Five questions with Paige L Christie

Paige’s debut fantasy Draigon Weather is a tightly-woven, trope-flipping tale of two people caught in the gendered expectations of their regressive society. I found it original, compelling and can’t wait to see where she takes the story next. Here is Paige in her own words on her love of fantasy, …

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Five questions with Mallory Hill

We interviewed writer Mallory Hill on her route to publishing, what she loves about science fiction, and why we should all be reading her debut novel, Terminal Regression. You first found success with self-publishing. Why did you choose to go down that route and how did you move into a more …

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Five questions with Kristi DeMeester

Beneath by Kristi DeMeester

Some people may read for enjoyment, others for a fright. Lucky for the latter group, we have gifted writers like Kristi DeMeester writing horror in both short form and novels. With both her debut novel and a short story collection out now, we wanted to ask Kristi about writing for …

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Five questions with Wendy Wagner

With the recent release of her latest novel, An Oath of Dogs, we asked writer and editor Wendy Wagner a few questions about her love of SF, what it is like editing a short fiction magazine, and how she balances her critical and creative sides. What made you fall in love …

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Five questions with Shona Kinsella

Now that Shona’s first book Ashael Rising is out in the world, we asked about her journey into the wilds of genre publishing. What first sparked your love of genre fiction? I’ve been reading genre fiction for as long as I can remember, even the very early books I read were fantasy, …

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Five questions with Mahvesh Murad

While I first and foremost love at Breaking the Glass Slipper is speculative fiction writers, it’s important to note that there are women working in the industry on a wide range of projects and in a number of different roles. Mahvesh Murad is one of them, and furthermore, someone who wears multiple …

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