Suzanne McLeod Interviews Nalini Singh

In the second in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Suzanne McLeod (author of the Spellcrackers.com series) interviews Nalini Singh (author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series) about season two of the Psy-Changeling series, plotting and chocolate fixes…   SM: Hi Nalini! Thanks so much for answering some questions! NS: It’s lovely to chat with you, Suzanne. 🙂   SM: But first, huge congratulations on ten awesome years in your Psy-Changeling series! How amazing does that feel? NS: It’s a little surreal. I still vividly remember writing the…

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Test Your Knowledge in the #GollanczFest Connecting Wall Quiz

Many of you have probably seen the BBC puzzle programme Only Connect, and lost countless hours yelling out answers at the television screen. But if you’re anything like us you’ve probably also spent some time lamenting the fact that so few of the puzzles are . . . how do we put this? . . . SFF Geek-friendly. Well, lament no more!  Thanks to the excellent Puzzgrid site, we’ve been able to compile our own SF-centric grid for your solving pleasure! Just to recap: sixteen clues are arranged at random in a 4-by-4 grid. Your first task is to identify…

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Charlaine Harris interviews Suzanne McLeod

In the first in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Charlaine Harris (author of the Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries, Midnight, Texas and more) interviews Suzanne McLeod (author of the Spellcrackers.com series) about writing, urban fantasy, and Hellhounds…   CH: How long will the Spellcrackers series continue? SM: There are currently three more books to come in the Spellcrackers series! The next one up is The Hidden Rune of Iron which is book #5. It’s going to be the last book to feature Genny Taylor as the main character and it…

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Advice for Writers from Writers- Part Four

Welcome to our final collection of amazing advice for authors, with contributions from Aliette de Bodard, Anna Caltabiano, Jon Wallace and AJ Dalton. The previous parts are here, here and here. We hope you’ve found something useful in this collection of sometimes contradictory advice, and look forward to seeing you at #gollanczfest!   Aliette de Bodard: Rules shouldn’t be broken–unless you do it with enthusiasm and burn things to the ground. Some writers write detailed outlines, some just let the story take them where it will. It’s useful to know which one you are, but it’s also useful to remember…

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