Five questions

Five questions with Jane Hennigan

It feels like forever ago that we made an episode on ageism. And, well, it kind of was... (*looks back at all of our episodes and freaks out that we've been doing this for six years*) Back in 2017, when we were still new to the podcasting game, we decided to tackle...

Five questions with Susan Dennard

YA books are my comfort reads. And I mean no disrespect with this *at all* – I'm so sick of people looking down on those who read or write YA as though it were somehow lesser. So why are they my comfort reads? I just freaking love teen drama, romance, and angst. It is...

Five questions with Jess Hyslop

Ever since I read 'How to Love a Necromancer' (read here) years ago I have been obsessed with Jess Hyslop's short fiction. And now we have an awesome novella to read! Do yourself a favour and get a copy of Miasma now! What does the term 'new weird' mean to you? Were...

Five questions with Rochelle Hassan

It's been a while since our last five questions feature! Life has a way of taking over and we prioritised getting out new episodes for you all to enjoy. But we are SO EXCITED to be able to bring it back with a YA debut! We don't tend to feature too many YA authors on...

Five questions with J. M. Alvey

To support the incredible Books on the Hill kickstarter "Open Dyslexia: The Sequel" that launched on 7th June, we're delighted to host historical crime writer J.M. Alvey on the BtGS blog. You may know J.M better as Juliet E. Mckenna. You’ve written several novels...

Five questions with Ava Reid

This summer, a fascinating novel evoking imagery from fairy tales likes Little Red Riding Hood arrived – but this one was a little different. Ava Reid's The Wolf and the Woodsman explores Jewish mythology while leaning into Hungarian history. If you enjoyed Gabriela...

Five questions with S. Qiouyi Lu

If I've said it once, I've said it 1,000 times: novellas are where it is *AT* for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy these days. And I'm not sorry to see it. They are a playground for fascinating ideas. Short enough for authors and publishers to take risks,...

Five questions with Cari Thomas

We are loving the feminist stories that are reclaiming witchcraft as a positive force! As Cari Thomas discusses in the interview below, witchcraft has long been used to punish and control women. It is time for change! Cari Thomas' brilliant debut novel Threadneedle...

Five questions with A.C. Wise

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing A.C. Wise live on Instagram recently. We had great fun, or perhaps I should say *I* had a great time... I can't speak for Alison! Don't worry, you can still enjoy watching us be silly, talk about our literary crushes,...