An interview with Janina Matthewson

The lovely Janina Matthewson, author of Of Things Gone Astray, agreed to answer some questions from BookieMonster.  I don’t really need to say this but congratulations on how amazing Of Things Gone Astray is! It’s such an original book. What was the initial idea or impetus behind connecting all these characters with a “thing which/that […]

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An Interview with Stephen Minchin from Steam Press

For those of you who don’t know, Steam Press is a local (Wellington, but don’t hold that against them) speculative fiction publisher that is, in the words of yours truly, “the kiwi publishers to watch now“. They’ve already published some truly fantastic titles including The Factory World, Mansfield with Monsters and The Prince of Soul […]

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Guest Post: Tim Jones interviews Keith Westwater about Tongues of Ash

Today’s guest post: Tim Jones (author of Men Briefly Explained) interviews Keith Westwater (author of Tongues of Ash). Thanks Keith and Tim! 1) The publisher of Tongues of Ash, Interactive Publications, has described the collection as ‘travel poetry’. Is that how you see the collection? I must admit, when I first saw the term I was […]

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Guest Post: Keith Westwater interviews Tim Jones about Men Briefly Explained

Today’s guest post: Keith Westwater (author of Tongues of Ash) interviews Tim Jones (author of Men Briefly Explained). Thanks Tim and Keith! 1) Is it possible to explain men, briefly or otherwise? It would probably take a much longer book than mine to do that job full justice. I guess that Men Briefly Explained attempts […]

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Six Quick Questions with Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare

Author of The Infernal Devices – the prequel trilogy to the bestselling The Mortal Instruments. All text courtesy of Walker Books. 1. The first book in The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Angel, ended on a cliffhanger as Will went to seek help from Magnus Bane, but we weren’t told why. Can you tell us where Clockwork […]

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