Rachel Morgan – Writer

Rachel Morgan is the best-selling author of the Creepy Hollow series, a YA fantasy. I read some of her books last year (I haven’t caught up yet because she’s so darn prolific, I can’t keep up!) and thoroughly enjoyed them. When I did a workshop with some Grade 7’s I even met one of her fans, who gushed on and… Read more →

Cat Hellisen – Writer

I read Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen earlier this year and gushed ad nauseam about it here, which is why I’m not sure how it took me so long to ask Cat for an interview. I sent her a barrage of questions that she was kind enough to answer. I love her candid, non-pretentious way of answering these questions. She gives… Read more →

Jaleigh Johnson – Writer

Jaleigh Johnson is the author of the middle grade steampunk fantasy, The Mark of the Dragonfly. I read this novel a few months ago and could not put it down. This extraordinary blend of genres was an adventure I will not soon forget. And so, of course, I thought I needed to ask Jaleigh some questions… she was kind enough… Read more →

Lauren Oliver – Writer

I was so excited when Lauren Oliver agreed to do this interview – it was one of those e-mails I didn’t think I’d get, given her success and busy schedule. Thankfully, Lauren is one of those authors who likes to share her knowledge, so she agreed. Lauren is the author of numerous books ranging genres and age groups, the most… Read more →

Wordsmack – Digital publishing

Wordsmack is a digital publisher ready to breach a new frontier in publishing: African speculative fiction. The team, made up of Leani Wessels (top image) and Louise Cosgrave (bottom image), saw a gap in the publishing industry and set their minds to mining it. They have already published some interesting SF books that are bound to make readers sit up… Read more →

Fox & Raven – Publishers

Fox & Raven is described as an upstart Indie Press, ready to make waves in the South African publishing industry. Of course, every speculative fiction author from Cape Point to Pretoria will be chomping at the bit to get work ready to send in. Why? Because unlike a lot of publishers in South Africa, this start-up is willing to take… Read more →

Anne Elisabeth Stengl – Writer

Has writing always been a passion, or is a recently kindled flame? I have wanted to be a writer since I was very small. I wrote my first “novel” when I was about nine years old, a sweet little children’s book about a naughty kitten and his search for the perfect home. I really loved building my cast of characters… Read more →

Ivor Hartmann – Writer & Editor

I recently asked some questions to Ivor Hartmann, the editor of AfroSF (which will be released in December 2013 on Amazon) about his editing process and his tips for writers. What do you believe is the chief role of a good editor? To give the writer an impartial perspective on their work, and back that up with solid editing experience.… Read more →

Greg Wilson & Brad Beaulieu – Writers & Podcasters

Greg Wilson and Brad Beaulieu are the founders of a brilliant website called (mentioned in my previous blog on Speculative Fiction) which features podcasts about the latest SF books, authors and writing. They were kind enough to answer some questions about themselves, their website and their writing. I know you’re going to love this one… Your Podcast: You both… Read more →

Karen Hancock – Writer

How long did it take you to get published? And what was that wait like? About 30 years. I wrote my first novel – a western romance  — in high school, submitted it to Doubleday without even an editor’s name on the package (I knew nothing about publishing)  and went off to college. When I came home for Christmas I… Read more →