Five questions

Five questions with C. B. Lyall

We caught up with author C. B. Lyall, whose novel The Virus of Beauty poses some interesting questions about power dynamics in our image-conscious society. The way someone looks directly influencing their level of power is intriguing and echoes the media's obsession...

Five questions with Vicki Jarrett

We're delighted to be joined this week by Vicki Jarrett, author of the eerie and imaginative Always North, out now from Unsung Stories, which has just won its second consecutive British Fantasy Award for Best Independent Press! Read on for a fascinating mini-interview...

Five questions with Heather Rose Jones

We talked to Heather Rose Jones about the eternal popularity of Regency novels, what magic can bring to a historical narrative and how class, gender and sexual identity intersect in women's stories. The Regency is a popular historical setting for writers. What drew...

Five questions with Kerstin Hall

Here at Breaking the Glass Slipper, we cannot get enough of the wonderful novellas being released by Tor.com publishing. The diversity in the authors and subject matter is delightful to see, especially when it comes to taking risks with stories other more traditional...

Five questions with Alex Harrow

Rogues have long been fan favourites in a lot of sci-fi fandoms, from Han Solo and Jim Kirk to Wydrin in The Copper Cat. We love these morally ambiguous trouble-makers at Breaking the Glass Slipper, which is why we are so excited to introduce you to Damian from Alex...

Five questions with Agnes Gomillion

I'm not saying I started this podcast as a way to defend my increasingly expensive reading habit, but... I definitely did just that! And it is books like Agnes Gomillion's The Record Keeper that continue to make me excited about genre fiction. If nothing else, genre...

Five Questions with Katie Lowe

What's your ideal novel pitch? I read somewhere that Katie Lowe's debut novel, The Furies, was The Craft meets The Secret History. While I may not have thought about what the perfect novel might sound like in a pitch, I now have a damn good idea. Not only is The...

Five questions with Verity Holloway

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love supporting indie publishers and authors. One of our favourite indie publishers in the spec fic space at the moment is Unsung Stories, who are publishing challenging, unique speculative fiction narratives, with a healthy...

Five questions with Ada Hoffman

Space opera. Gods. AI. Female scientists. Lovecraftian-overtones. Ada Hoffman's debut novel The Outside seemingly has it all! We asked her about writing autistic characters and why the development of AI's is causing so much fear in society today. Why did you want to...