This week I talk with writer Emily St. John Mandel about how she went from dancing to writing, the thankless and gallant work done by small presses and how much we both appreciate the small publisher who gave us our shot, the literary scene in Brooklyn, jumping to a big publisher, and the thrill of an Australian literary festival. Emily is the author of the novels Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet all from Unbridled Books. You can find out more about Emily at her website http://www.emilymandel.com. And if you haven’t yet, go read them.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
In this episode I talk to editor and author Brian Farrey about, well, everything from horrible workshop experiences, genre busting, and how he became an editor at Flux Books, to the existence of dinosaur slash fiction. Brian is the author of the YA novel With or Without You, published by Simon Pulse. With or Without You was a 2012 Stonewall Honor Book. Brian is also the author of a middle reader series from Harpercollins Childrens division, the first book in the series is The Vengekeep Prophecies (a multiple award winner). The second book in the series, The Shadowhand Covenant was released at the end of October and is available in bookstores now. You can check out Brian and his books at his website (http://www.brianfarreybooks.com).