Category Archives: Interviews & Smart Responses

An Interview with Bennett Madison, author of September Girls

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Back in May, I had the opportunity to interview Bennett Madison, author of September Girls.  September Girls is a book in which the main character goes through so much personal growth that I almost set the book aside after the first couple of chapters but ended up completely devoted to it.  I often talk about…

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An Interview With Nicola Griffith, author of Hild

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Nicola Griffith is the author of Hild, a historical fiction novel about Hild of Whitby.  Hild is not a romance, but it does have many romantic elements as well as a large and vibrant cast of women.  Nicola shared her perspectives on the importance of detail in historical fiction, writing about women in the Middle…

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Emma Approved: An Interview with Kate Noble

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Last year, half my Twitter feed was going bananas over The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a webisode transmedia adaptation – excuse me! EMMY WINNING webisode transmedia adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. There were weekly videos, plus Twitter feeds, blogs, and a never ending supply of animated gif sets on Tumblr, too.  Now, the team at Pemberley Digital is back with Emma…

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An Interview with DB Reynolds

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Each year I donate an interview to the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction, and each year I get to know about a completely unique book or author. Past interviews have featured Angie Fox, Delilah Marvelle, Jesse Petersen (with whom I did a video interview), Dianne Venetta, and Kim Boykin. This year, I'd like to introduce you…

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Q&A with Wendy and Richard Pini

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I had the immense honor of moderating the Q&A session with Richard and Wendy Pini at Convolution.  The Pinis are the creators of the comic series Elfquest, which has now been running for 35 years.  Wendy Pini is also the writer and illustrator of Masque of the Red Death. Wendy and Richard Pini are huge heroes…

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An Interview with Cover Artist Joe DiCesare

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Awhile back, I received the following email about a cover snark from 2010 titled Vintage Covers are Ready for their Close Ups:  Subject: The power of sexxy thumb-on-the-chin revealed…. Hi Sarah! Came across your blog and had to laugh. I'm the cover artist for Night of the Hunter, AKA “channeling-the-Hoff-with-the-sexy-thumb-on-the-chin” come hither look. The comments are…

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An Interview with Connie Willis, Part II

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Part I of this multi-part interview with Connie Willis, conducted at the Nebulas this year, can be found here. If you like Connie Willis, this interview should make you very, very happy! On what Connie has learned from her books: Carrie:  What are some things you’ve figured out from your books?  I’m thinking especially of…

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An Interview with Connie Willis, Part I

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Connie Willis is one of those writers whose books shape me as person.  Her contributions to science fiction cannot be overstated – and romance readers love her romantic books and short stories (she writes a huge variety of stuff, so don’t assume from that that everything she writes is romantic or happy).  I’m unbelievably honored…

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