Interviews

CHRIS PANATIER : SF

In between creating some amazing artwork, Chris managed to squeeze some time in to knock out a crowd-pleasing novel, The Phlebotomist (Angry Robot, 2020) and still find time for his family, a full-time job as an artist and lawyer, and answer a few questions about writing.

STEPH BROADRIBB : CRIME FICTION

Training as a Bounty Hunter is one way to do research for a series of books that not many of us either get the chance to do, or, more to the point, take the chance on doing. But Steph Broadribb certainly did and then some. And who says a life of crime doesn’t pay?

KATHLEEN KENT : CRIME FICTION

Moving from a high-powered job in the US Defense dept. to writing historical novels full-time paid off for Kathleen when she decided it was time to call it quits. But not content to write historical fiction, she then turned to (as they say) a life of crime bringing us the Detective Betty Rhyzyk series starting with The Dime.

DAVID THOMAS MOORE : EDITOR, ABADDON BOOKS

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

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), was her first urban fantasy ebook aimed at adults.

GARETH L. POWELL : SF

Gareth L. Powell is the 2014 BSFA Award Winning author of the novels Ack-Ack Macaque, The Recollection and Silversands, the last two of which were favourably reviewed in The Guardian, 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 followed a year later by Macaque Attack.

LOU MORGAN : FANTASY

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.

BREN MACDIBBLE : SF & YA

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.

GREG FROST : SF & FANTASY

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.

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.

COLLEEN GLEASON : YA & SUPERNATURAL

Colleen Gleason, the 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.

KELVIN HENNEY : FLASH FICTION & DRIBBLE

LYNN TAYLOR : BOOK COVER ARTIST

GAUTIER LANGEVIN : COMIC BOOK AUTHOR