Women in Queer SFF: Interview with Sarah Gailey, author of “River of Teeth” and “Taste of Marrow”!

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Throughout September, we’re celebrating the women of queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy! You can find the master-list of posts and the schedule here!

Today we’re excited to welcome author Sarah Gailey to the blog to talk about her series of alternate history, that has hippos in it, people, and about queer and female representation in fiction.

El: Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some of our questions today.

Let’s start with the burning question: What made you decide to write an alternative history of the US with feral killer hippos?

I wanted to write a heist narrative — a caper — and I wanted to write about fabulous hats and bloodshed. Hippos were a natural fit, of course.

Seriously, though. A.B. Guthrie once said something to the effect of: the key to good writing is a constant thread of the unexpected. When I had the idea to write about an America in which the Hippo Bill passed, I knew that I could do something with them that would keep that thread of the unexpected going strong throughout the story, and River of Teeth was born.  Continue reading

Women in Queer SFF: Interview with Amanda Foody!

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We’re halfway through September, which means we’re halfway through our month dedicated to celebrating Women in Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy!

Today we’re highlighting new author Amanda Foody, whose recent release, Daughter of the Burning City, is a darkly whimsical fantasy set in a traveling circus, and who has the talent to create realistic illusions of people… illusions which are somehow being murdered.

I sat down with Amanda at San Diego Comic Con, to ask her all about this incredible book, and about what’s coming up next for her!

So welcome, Amanda! 

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Women in Queer SFF: Interview with Seanan McGuire

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Throughout September, we’re celebrating the women of queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy! You can find the master-list of posts and the schedule here!

During San Diego Comic Con, I found a few minutes to chat with author Seanan McGuire, author of dozens of novels and short stories, including Every Heart a Doorway (one of my all-time favorites!) and the October Daye series! In between her incredibly busy schedule, Seanan found time to talk to me about writing queer characters in genre fiction, and balancing several different series at the same time!

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me today!

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Women in Queer SFF: Interview with Katherine Locke, author of “The Girl With the Red Balloon”!

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Throughout September, we’re celebrating the women of queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy! You can find the master-list of posts and the schedule here!

Today we’re excited to welcome author Katherine Locke to the blog, to talk about her book, The Girl With the Red Balloon and the main character, Ellie, who time travels back in time to East Berlin and the Cold War.

So welcome, Katherine, and thank you so much for joining us today! 

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SPORTS SUNDAY: Tiffany Reisz talks baseball… and books!

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El and DMac have teamed up to bring you a September full of baseball-themed Sports Sunday posts! Every weekend for the next month, we’ll highlight the intersection of ‘queer’ and ‘baseball’, from the MLB to our favorite authors and beyond.

Today we’re excited to welcome author Tiffany Reisz to the site. Tiffany is the author of The Original Sinners series, The Night Mark, and the upcoming Michael’s Wings— and more! She’s also an avid baseball fan, and has been known to overlap her writing and her love for the sport.

Welcome Tiffany!

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