Our April Author Takeover comes from debut author Michelle Osgood, whose novel “The Better to Kiss You With” will be published by Interlude Press later this month. Michelle developed her writing in fandom communities and joins a family of authors who have made their way into Interlude’s ranks through the realm of popular fan fiction. Not only are these titles fantastic examples of writing with an understanding of fan culture and interests, but they also fill a gap in mainstream publishing, embracing literature with LGBTQ* and diverse characters.
We read and loved the new book “The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle” by Janet Fox, so we’re delighted to be a part of Janet’s Blog Tour promoting the book! Today we’ll be sharing our exclusive interview with Janet!
This month’s Author Takeover comes from Eve Ainsworth on the eve of the publication of her second novel, “Crush”. We all know that love is a powerful tool in the “Potter” world, be that tangled teenage emotions, first kisses, broken friendships, or family frays. In “Crush”, Ainsworth explores what happens when the darkness takes over. Love can hurt. But should it hurt this much?
This week’s Author Takeover explores the power of an ancient, elemental kind of magic that forms the background to our understanding of magical worlds today. After all, there would be no “Avada Kedavra” without “Abra Kedabra” and no magic words at all without the Djinni of old. Alywn Hamilton, author of the brand new YA novel “Rebel of the Sands”, writes about her journey through “Potter” and how it helped to release the genie of fantasy novels to a new generation of readers.
We recently announced a giveaway of Israel Grey’s “Dark & Day” series, where you can win one of 34 prize packs, including the grand prize of an autographed copy of the complete “Dark & Day” set! Now the author tells us more about the “Dark & Day” series and its place in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy.
Laura Lam’s “Dark Circus” series has undergone a transformation in recent months, gaining a new costume of covers and revealing the final novel in the trilogy, “Masquerade”, at its new home of Pan Macmillan publishing. To celebrate the reincarnation of the original novels, “Pantomime” and “Shadowplay”, and look forward to the release of “Masquerade” in a year’s time, we asked Laura to tell us about her whirlwind writing journey.
Today we are very excited to be a part of the blog tour promoting Katherine Catmull’s latest novel, “The Radiant Road”! We absolutely loved this book – you can read our review here – and for our portion of the blog tour, Katherine will be sharing with us a little bit about the development of “The Radiant Road” and its journey to publication. Read on to learn more!
If you’ve ever wanted to wander around the library at Hogwarts, explore the restricted section and discover all of its secrets, you should probably take a look at this month’s Author Takeover. Author Genevieve Cogman explores the use of masks in the Harry Potter series and the importance of designing an identity.
This month’s Author Takeover sees the return of Ryan Graudin to celebrate the release of her new novel, Wolf by Wolf. Many fans see strong parallels between Voldemort’s rise to power and the events of World War Two, Wolf by Wolf explores an alternate history of our own world, where Hitler has won the war and medical experimentation within concentration camps has created unexpected results.
Ryan’s previous Author Takeover explored the art of creating a complex world. This time, she examines the concept of identity and what it can mean for characters with the ability to metamorphose.
This month’s Author Takeover comes from multi award-winning author Philip Reeve. His new book, Railhead perfectly embraces the emotions felt by all Potter fans who have wanted to board the Hogwarts Express. A step away from the dystopia movement, this book brings mystery and adventure to a sci-fi Utopia of riches, wonder and hyperspace trains.