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My Road to Publication: Medium Wave by Rose Zolock
Posted by Rose Zolock in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

Dear writer, your book is written, your friends loved it, your mother loved it and she sobbed with pride. My mother, by the way, read my book – a paranormal...

Ready Player One: LitRPG and Virtual Reality by Conor Kostick
Posted by Conor Costick in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

Ready Player One opens in cinemas soon and it’s going to be a major event, not least because it marks Stephen Speilberg’s return to directing SciFi. The film is based...

Choosing to Self-Publish: The Path of Totality by Bronagh Curran
Posted by Bronagh Curran in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

      I wrote my first book in 2011, my second in 2012, third and half of fourth in 2013. I gave up on number four to start number...

Mia Gallagher on Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland and Voice

Voice is something I’ve been interested in for years. My mum’s a writer, but practised as a speech therapist, so maybe that was the starting point. As a kid, I...

Horrible Happenings Down Below The Reservoir

Graham Tugwell is an Irish writer of short, strange fiction and an incredible novel FOLD (currently seeking a home). Over eighty of his stories have been published across five continents....

Finding the ‘Edge of Heaven’ by RB Kelly
Posted by RB Kelly in > Speculative Fiction

Mums, I think most artists would agree, are the unsung heroes of the creative world. I happen to have a particularly great one, and she was instrumental in helping me...

About Sisterland: A New World From Martina Devlin

The idea of genre leaves me nervous. One book is literary and the other book is historical, his book is crime and her book is commercial fiction. Aren’t they all...

Creating a Buzz; Laline Paull’s Debut On Baileys Shortlist

“It takes twelve bees their entire lives to gather enough nectar to make one teaspoon of honey. It should be priced like gold.” Laline Paul Laline Paull’s remarkable and quite...

The Magic In The Real by Janina Matthewson
Posted by Janina Matthewson in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

The world of literature is bigger now, and full of possibilities. Lines are crossing and blurring and it’s becoming more and more difficult to slot books easily into genres. This...

Dealing in Dark Dreams: CS Kane

Shattered is the debut novella from Belfast born dark fiction author C.S. Kane. Here she talks about how the book came to be and how the specialist US horror publisher...