“Write a new world…” — JLR Interviews Kris Ripper


I emailed Kris a couple of weeks ago to say how much I enjoyed reading zir queer fantasy story, “The Queen’s Reflection”, in the Follow Me Into Darkness anthology. We ended up chatting about what stories we want to see more of, and the struggles with writing characters outside our comfort zones. I was extremely curious to know more about writing Isah (as well as other non-cisgender characters, of which ze has written several), so I was thrilled when Kris offered to answer my questions!

Thank you so much to Kris for agreeing to this interview! I’ll jump right in:

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Advanced Book Review: California Skies, by Kayla Bashe

bashe-california-skiesCalifornia Skies, by Kayla Bashe
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 13, 2016

Rating: 4 out of 5

Buy Link: Publisher

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Bandits came looking for the legendary emeralds belonging to Maggie’s family, killing her older brother and scarring her face. She can’t change the past, but finding the jewels will help her injured sister recover. In need of reliable muscle, she goes to an old friend of her brother’s: tough-as-nails nonbinary bounty hunter California Talbot.

While Maggie expected hard roads and violence, given the tragedy that provoked the journey, she wasn’t expecting the bar fights, snakes, and bandits to be the easy part—and the difficult part to be a growing attraction to someone who’d probably never look twice at her mutilated face.

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