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Interview with Janine Ashbless/Keris McDonald

This week, Charlotte talks to erotica and horror (as Keris McDonald) author Janine Ashbless. No topic is off limits with this wordsmith. They discuss pornography vs erotica, what frightens a horror writer, and pacing stories as a kind of ‘teasing’. If you blush easy, this might be one to save for when …

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Labyrinth

This Monday marked the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth’s release (in the US). In these three decades, the entire world has been captivated by the story of teenager Sarah and her adventures in the labyrinth. The film is dark, imaginative, and strangely relatable for such a weird fantasy world. With David Bowie’s …

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Interview with Ben Peek

This week on Breaking the Glass Slipper, I interview Aussie fantasy writer Ben Peek. If you aren’t familiar with Ben’s writing, show your support for an emerging talent by buying his books! His most recent publication is Leviathan’s Blood, the second in the Children Trilogy. The first in the series, The Godless, …

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Samantha Shannon on the imagination of the child

Today’s episode is an interruption to our previously scheduled episode, an interview with Ben Peek. Fear not, we will post the interview next time. In the meantime, a controversy amongst the SFF community was recently sparked by a British educator when he posted a blog about the dangers of exposing …

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Writing gender

When you set out to write a novel or short story, do you find yourself naturally writing a male protagonist? What about peripheral characters, do you unconsciously refer to them as he? Gender is an inescapable part of character development. An author must choose what gender to make their characters …

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Interview with Jen Williams

This week, host Lucy Hounsom interviews Jen Williams. Jen Williams is the author of The Copper Cat trilogy: The Copper Promise, The Iron Ghost, and The Silver Tide, and is currently working on the first book in a new fantasy series. Along with writer Den Patrick, Jen runs the Super Relaxed …

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Gender inequality in ‘best of’ lists

Welcome to the brand new podcast, Breaking the Glass Slipper. There are so many wonderful women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror but they are often overlooked. We ask why gender inequality continues to pervade best of lists and where the bottleneck may lie. If you’re interested in any …

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