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  1. Interview with P.J.Hoover, author of Solstice

    Last Friday, at the pre-con leading up to Kidlitcon, I met author P.J. Hoover, and I took the chance to interview her about her new book, Solstice, and her writing life. This post was also used as an example of the techniques I taught in my Kidlitcon session, “Don’…

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  2. RIP John Christopher

    I’m so incredibly sad to learn of the death of John Christopher. His Tripods series was a big influence on me as a child, and he helped to shape the YA SF genre. Reading the books again as an adult I wasn’t disappointed. I posted reviews of the…

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  3. Neil Gaiman interviews Terry Pratchett

    “Discworld and the Alzheimer’s together have given me a platform.” — Terry Pratchett A fascinating chat between two amazing authors: Terry Pratchett interviewed by Neil Gaiman. Pratchett’s new Discworld novel Snuff is out today in the U.S.…

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  4. Author interviews from The Author Hour

    “The Author Hour” is a new internet radio show interviewing some of the biggest names in “speculative fiction, fantasy (urban, supernatural, paranormal, epic and adventure), science fiction (space opera, military and hard SF), romance, horror, young adult and children’s fiction.” The show is hosted by Matthew Peterson, author of…

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  5. Cool interviews! Anticipated sequels! My picks from the WBBT.

    As you may know, the Winter Blog Blast Tour, organized by the fabulous Colleen Mondor of Chasing Ray, is going on right now throughout the Kidlitosphere. It’s a great lineup of author interviews on a variety of kidlit blogs. I wish that I had the time to read all…

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  6. Kaimira Blog Tour: Interview with Chris Rettstatt

    Today, I’m interviewing Chris Rettstatt as part of the blog tour for his new book, Sky Village, book one of the Kaimira series. (Chris writes the series under the pseudonym Monk Ashland; his co-author uses the pen name Nigel Ashland). You can read my review of Sky Village here.…

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  7. Celebrating Canadian Authors

    Colleen Mondor of Chasing Ray is heading up a celebration of Canadian authors today. Blogs from around the blogosphere are highlighting their favorite Canadian authors, and Colleen has the complete list here. You’ll find my profile of Dennis Foon, as well as: Fuse #8 on graphic novelist Kean Soo…

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  8. Arthur C. Clarke, 1917 - 2008

    By now, you may have heard the sad news that science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke has passed away. Clarke was one of my favorite writers as a youth, and his writing had a big influence on me. Besides being one of a handful of science fiction writers whose…

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  9. John Christopher week

    Sam Riddleburger, author of The Qwikpick Adventure Society, is highlighting author John Christopher on his blog this week. I read Christopher’s Tripods trilogy as a child, and it made a big impression on me. It was one of the first science fiction books I read, and I’ve never…

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  10. Goodbye, Madeleine L'Engle

    From PW: Beloved children’s book author Madeleine L’Engle passed away last night at the age of 88. Her books were a big influence on me as a child. I loved A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, (the other Time Quintet books hadn’t been…

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