Five questions

Five questions with Jordanna Max Brodsky

Mythology has always been close to my heart and I love fantasy that explores traditional mythology in new ways. Jordanna Max Brodsky first set sights on the tales of Ancient Greece with her Olympus Bound trilogy. But her latest novel, The Wolf in the Whale, covers...

Five questions with Jenn Lyons

With her debut fantasy The Ruin of Kings just hitting the shelves, we caught up with author Jenn Lyons and asked her a few searching questions about one of our favourite topics - dragons!* *may also contain kraken Dragons! What made you fall in love with dragons? Do...

Five questions with Sue Burke

After the exquisite science fiction film Arrival, along with Ann Leckie's breakout Ancillary Justice, I've been on a bit of a linguistics-inspired scifi journey. Like Leckie's groundbreaking novel, Sue Burke's debut is equally trailblazing. Whoever said debut authors...

Five questions with Genevieve Cogman

On the blog this week is author Genevieve Cogman, whose Invisible Library series centres around the eternal struggle between the forces of chaos and order, represented respectively by the Fae and the Dragons. The fifth and latest instalment, The Mortal Word, continues...

Five questions with Francesca T Barbini

In niche genres, independent publishers are more important than ever before. And one of the best speculative fiction presses currently out there is Luna Press. If you've never had the opportunity to speak to Francesca, I can't recommend it highly enough – she knows...

Five questions with Rowenna Miller

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love innovative genre fiction. Rowenna Miller's debut novel, Torn, uses the traditionally feminine art of sewing as the basis for its magic system. We asked Rowenna how she fit so many different elements into the one novel, the...

Five questions with Jane Skudder

This week we're talking to Jane Skudder, bookseller extraordinaire. Essex-born. Yorkshire-based. Once described by a colleague as having been bookselling since the dawn of time, Jane works for Waterstones based in the enviable Wool Exchange building in Bradford. Here...

Five questions with Jacqui Castle

Freelance writer and journalist Jacqui Castle decided to turn her writing talents to fiction, giving us the debut YA dystopian novel The Seclusion. The novel, released in September, has been garnering great reviews. We asked Jacqui about her inspirations and why she...

Five questions with Meg Caddy

I was back home in Western Australia recently and, as always, made a point to visit the local speculative fiction specialist bookshop (Stefen's Books, if anyone is interested – I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area!). While there, I was recommended a YA...