Interviews

TESS CAMILLO : MURDER-MYSTERY

Tess Camillo is, of course, the wonderfully quirky super sleuth character created by author, Morgan Hunt. Her trilogy, first published by Alyson books, are an eclectic mix of murder-mystery, wry observations on life, droll humour, and a large slice of the author herself, both character and author having survived breast cancer to fight another day.

STEPH BROADRIBB : CRIME FICTION

Steph Broadribb states on her website that she’s a woman who leads not just a double life, but a triple life — By day I’m a corporate suit, but by night (and early morning) I’m a writer, avid reader, and book reviewer of all things crime thriller.”

DEEP DOWN DEAD (reviewed here) is her debut novel and, can I just say, an absolute cracking-paced crime thriller. I could almost smell the burnt rubber on the asphalt the pacing is that fast.

KATHLEEN KENT : CRIME & HISTORICAL FICTION

Thankfully for those of us who love their crime fiction, Dallas-based author, Kathleen Kent, has taken a break from writing historical fiction to bring us a new series, and a new heroine to get behind. In her latest novel, THE DIME, Kent introduces us to Betty Rhyzyk, a smart, gutsy, and slightly unconventional detective from Brooklyn who transfers into the narcotics division, of Dallas PD.

GREGORY FROST : SF & FANTASY FICTION

Of his writing, Greg Frost states on his web site that: “Edgar Allan Poe called them Tales of Mystery and Imagination. I just call them ‘what I write.’ Some are disturbing, some are capricious. Some, I hope, will make you think about something in a new way, and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” Indeed, it’s true, Greg’s work is thought-provoking, unusual, and delves way passed the what if. His characters grab you from the get-go and haul you on dark journeys that maybe you didn’t want to take.

BREN MACDIBBLE : SF & YA FICTION

Aussie-based Science Fiction writer, Bren MacDibble, who deals with ‘Carbon-based Lifeforms’ only because that’s what pays the bills; states on her web site: “I write science fiction and comedy and everything in between for children and adults and everything in between.” In order to find out exactly what Bren means by, “…and everything in between,” read the interview.

COLLEEN GLEASON : YA & SUPERNATURAL FICTION

Colleen Gleason—international best-selling author of the paranormal romance series The Gardella Vampire Chronicles and the post-apocalyptic romance series The Regency Draculia—shares some insight into her novels and just how she got into this writing lark to begin with.

KEVLIN HENNEY : DRABBLE/FLASH FICTION

Henney might be considered a man of few words, but is prolific enough when it comes to writing flash and Drabble fiction, which he enjoys sharing at Spoken Word events. He generously took time out of a packed schedule to answer a couple of questions, some at length, and explain why he write what he writes.

GAUTIER LANGEVIN : GRAPHIC & COMICBOOK NOVELIST

Gautier is a Montreal-based author. He is a partner in Studio Lounak and writes screenplays, novels, and most of all wields his pen and wit in a number of graphic novels and online comics. Check out his FAR OUT series of graphic novels with Olivier Carpentier.

DAVID THOMAS MOORE : COMMISSIONING EDITOR

When not trying to steal the Mona Lisa, snatch irreplaceable scrolls from the Library of Alexandria (no relation) or wreck havoc on time itself, moustache-twirling, mojito-drinking, re-enactor Moore is a commissioning editor for Abaddon Books.

E.E. RICHARDSON : URBAN, FANTASY & HORROR FICTION

Elizabeth Richardson has written a handful of YA horror and urban fantasy novels, her first, The Devil’s Footsteps, was followed by several more. Under The Skin, published by Abaddon Books (Oct. 2013), is her first urban fantasy ebook aimed at adults.

GARETH L. POWELL : SCIENCE FICTION

Gareth L. Powell is the 2014 BSFA Award Winning author of the Ack-Ack Macaque series of novels. And of the short story collection The Last Reef, which Morpheus Tales described as “One of the finest collections of SF short stories I have had the privilege of reading.” Hive Mind, released in December 2013, was the second in the ‘Ack-Ack Macaque’ series.

LOU MORGAN : FANTASY FICTION

Louise Morgan’s first short story was published by the British Fantasy Society in 2008, and her work has since appeared in venues including Hub Magazine and Morpheus Tales. Born in Wales, she now lives with her husband and son in Brighton, England, placing her firmly on the front line in the event of a mutant-squid attack. This is not something she likes to think about. Blood and Feathers was her debut novel.

STUART SHARP : FANTASY, GHOSTWRITER & HUMORIST

Stuart Sharp lives in East Yorkshire, where he divides his time between writing, not quite translating medieval Latin correctly, and getting hit over the head with swords. He has a PhD from one of the Three Great British Universities for the second of those. His urban fantasy series is published by Double Dragon Publishing, but other than that he mostly writes things with more jokes in. He was quite disappointed to learn that ghost-writing didn’t involve Ouija boards at any point, but keeps doing it anyway. He is easily distracted by… mmm… shiny…

RACHEL GREEN : URBAN FANTASY & POETRY

Rachel Green is a forty-something writer from Derbyshire, she lives with her two partners and three dogs. Although primarily a novelist, she is enraptured by the stage where her work has been performed in London and elsewhere. She also writes poetry, paints and illustrates. When not writing, Rachel walks her three dogs, potters in the garden, drinks copious amounts of tea and stabs people with swords.

LYN TAYLOR : COVER BOOK ARTIST

Book jacket designer and artist, Lyn Taylor, talks to us about her life and creative process from the land down under, in Australia.

Lyn Taylor is a digital artist specializing in creating book cover artwork. And, just as you would expect from looking at her photo, she is funny, vivacious and has that bubbly personality of a go-getting Australian.