Good morning, everyone!
Happy Labor Day, if you’re in the United States, and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!
Today, I am joined by authors Vanshika Prusty, Elly Ha, and Megan Manzano in conversation about the anthology the three are in, along with 11 other fabulous authors. The four of us are here today to talk not only about the collection itself, but also the way it came about, the authors’ individual stories, and the particular challenges that came with writing about faith, and much more!
So, please enjoy the interview, and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of the anthology for yourself!
Keep faith, in the broad sense of the word. It doesn’t have to be a religion, unless you want it to be. It doesn’t have to speak about the universe, unless you want it to. It doesn’t have to be about anyone but yourself. Keep faith, in other planets and other houses; be it in the face of danger, grief, or while you spread your arms and laugh. Keep faith the same way you keep hope, bright and shiny, ever present. Keep faith in all your queer, beautiful self. Because you deserve it.
This is an anthology of 14 short stories, by 14 queer authors, where faith and queerness intersect. Incidental, purposeful, we-exist-and-that’s-why queerness. And faith meaning whatever you want it to mean.
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Good morning, y’all!
I’m excited to have another author interview for you! Today, we are visited by poet and author Melissa Jennings to talk a bit about their upcoming poetry chapbook, POMEGRANATE SEEDS.
So, scroll on down to find out more about the collection and what MJ currently has in the works!
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Good morning, y’all!
Today, I have author Claudie Arseneault here to talk about the Common Bonds Anthology that she’s editing, along with fellow authors C.T. Callahan, RoAnna Sylver, and B. R. Sanders. The four of them have put their efforts into creating a collection of speculative fiction short stories and poems, all featuring aromantic main characters!
Submissions are currently open, and they are running a Kickstarter until the end of March to raise funds to produce the anthology, pay the authors, and everything that goes into producing a wonderful product!
So check out the interview below, support the Kickstarter (if you can!), and submit your work for consideration!
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LEAH: Hi hi, Brooklyn! It’s so great to have you back!
BROOKLYN: I’m so glad to be here! Thank you for having me.
LEAH: Okay, so. Today, we’re here to talk magic and every day witch life. To start off, can you talk a little bit about how you were introduced to witchcraft and how you came to realize it was important to your life?
BROOKLYN: I started practicing when I was really young. I bought my first book, a Llewellyn title, from my local Borders when I was in seventh grade. It was actually confiscated by the principal at my private Christian school. I kept doing research and reading at the bookstore and library whenever I could. Once I entered high school, I bought more books, got my own grimoire and did my first spell in the desert hills behind my house. It was intense and new. After that I did more research into my family history. My mother’s maiden name is Llewellyn, and I found out that we were Welsh and had some magic in our blood. Quite a thing for a young witch to learn. When I was in my late teens my friends and I started dabbling in… Well, we’ll say heavier magic. It was a wild ride. I miss being as reckless, curious and just… So charged with power as I was back then. It was truly a magical time in my life.
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Good morning, all!
Today’s special guest is the lovely Ana Mardoll! Xie is a dear friend who has, happily, taken some time out of xer schedule to stop by and talk with me!
You may remember my review of the short story collection NO MAN OF WOMAN BORN (if not, the title there has a handy link, so do the clickity click!), and if so, then you may recall that Ana is the the author of the collection. It’s a great bunch of stories about trans and/or nonbinary people taking on the myths and fairy tales we’ve grown up with, and it has a special place in my heart.
So today, I talk to Ana a bit about NMOWB as well as xer other novels and characters!
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Good morning, everyone!
If you follow my blog, you know I don’t usually post on the weekends, but today, I’ve made a special exception! Due to some personal things that were going on around the release, Jude Sierra didn’t get to really promote her book A TINY PIECE OF SOMETHING GREATER, a story of romantic love and learning to love yourself. So! Jude has decided to do a reboot tour, and when she asked me, I simply could not say no as I absolutely adored this book.
Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can’t quite escape. While staying at his grandmother’s condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid’s mental illness on their own and with each other.
Thus, today, she’s dropped by for an interview! I hope you enjoy, because I had a lot of fun with it!
Also, at the end of the post, I will include a graphic and links to the other blogs participating in the tour!
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Good morning, everyone!
Welcome back for another exciting post! Today is release day for one of my most anticipated anthologies–LOVE & BUBBLES, a collection of Under the Sea themed stories, all featuring characters on the queer spectrum! And I have the honor of interviewing one of the authors–MAGGIE DERRICK!
Mermaids? Other mythological creatures of the sea? Queerness? The stunning cover? An amazing cast of authors?
It honestly sounds right up my alley, and I cannot wait to get my preorder! And after doing this interview, I am even more excited to read Maggie Derrick’s story!
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Good morning, y’all! I’m excited to bring you another Writer Wednesday interview! This time with author Hudson Lin, whose debut novel released earlier this year and just released her second a couple months ago!
Please welcome Hudson and enjoy the interview!
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Good morning, good morning!
Before we get started today, please allow me a minute or twenty to completely fanby, because today’s guest for Writer Wednesday is one of my very favorite authors–LA Witt! And Lauren Gallagher. And Ann Gallagher. And Lori A Witt……Wow that’s a lot of names for one person, but we’ll get into that more shortly! Because Lori has very generously allowed me to interview her!
So please, have a seat with your mobile device and beverages of choice, and enjoy the interview!
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Hello, y’all! Welcome back to another Writer Wednesday, and one I am personally super excited about!
For today’s post, I got to talk to one of my very favorite authors–Garrett Leigh! Her work is intensely and heartbreakingly beautiful, and with every story, she steals my heart a bit more. Not to mention, the work she does as a cover artist! Each time I see a new one, I fall in love! If you haven’t read any of her work, be sure to check out the links at the end.
And now, before I spend too much time fangirling, and not enough interviewing, let’s get started!
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