Five questions

Five questions with Caitlin Starling

I still remember the day my father showed me The Terminator for the first time. We were sat at breakfast one morning when he turned to my mother and said, 'I think she's ready.' Once I had finished eating my breakfast of Eggo waffles and ice cream, my father ushered...

Five questions with V.S Holmes

This week we're joined by author and archaeologist V. S. Holmes, who discusses writing in different genres, the ins and outs of collaboration and whether spec fic is making any real progress in representing its full and diverse readership. You seem equally comfortable...

Five questions with Helena Coggan

We asked Helena to come on the blog today to discuss YA fiction in all its guises – does it suffer from mostly being written by adults? Why are women so central to YA? Why does YA tend to gravitate toward dystopian narratives? All this and more... What do you think...

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...