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The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood
Posted by A.K. Larkwood in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

Like so many things, it began with my tonsils. In the summer of 2015, I got the kind of tonsillitis where swallowing water feels like chugging a beaker of ground...

Becoming Jessica: Mageborn by Jessica Thorne (Ruth Frances Long)

When Bookouture made an offer to publish The Queen’s Wing, my strange little space opera fantasy, I was over the moon, to say the least. Often a book just has...

My Perfect Cousin by Colin O’Sullivan
Posted by Colin O'Sullivan in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

Grass is Greener Syndrome I live in Japan, and have done so, on and off, for about the last twenty years. I don’t particularly want to be here if truth...

The inspiration behind Number Games by Owen Dwyer
Posted by Owen Dwyer in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

I was asked recently where the idea for my book Number Games came from. It’s very difficult to pinpoint inspiration. In my case there seemed to have been a lot...

Where, When and How: Widow’s Welcome by D.K. Fields
Posted by D.K. Fields in > Speculative Fiction

Where, when, and how Widow’s Welcome, our political fantasy novel, started life is a subject of much dispute. The “D” of D.K. Fields remembers the moment of inspiration with startling...

Writing A Novel As A Books Journalist: The Familiars by Stacey Halls
Posted by Stacey Halls in > Interviews > Speculative Fiction

Every day I open countless jiffy bags, and I’m always excited to see what slides out on to my desk. My job at Fabulous magazine reviewing books allows me a...

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...