The inimitable Jaye Wells joins us as she releases the fourth book in her Prospero’s War series, Volatile Bonds. We chat with her about going indie, writing and teaching (check out Jaye’s Office Hours!), her grad school experience, Sabina Kane, and what’s in store for the future.
We won’t call it Pick of the Week, since it’s been months and months since the last round. Nevertheless, we offer a few recommendations from our current pile of distractions, including Mjolnir, Black Sails, Your Name, Lakeview Cabin, Pantheon, Finding Florida, Popplet, Stardew Valley and more. So much more.
Congrats to author Lois McMaster Bujold and her Vorkosigan Saga for winning the first Best Series Hugo. (We totally planned the timing.) Lois requires no introduction from us, and we were thrilled to chat with her about the pleasures and challenges of writing extended series, changes in the industry and within fandom, and what’s in the pipeline for her beloved characters.
We Eat Our Own tells a fictionalized account of the shooting of a horror film inspired by the infamous Cannibal Holocaust. Author Kea Wilson joins us to discuss her novel, the true story of the controversial film at the heart of the idea, her influences and her experiences. Put down that ham sandwich and have a listen.
The great 2017 BaltiXtravaganza begins with the 2017 Writing Excuses Cruise! Cath and Chris board the MSC Fantasia for writing advice and excursions to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn and St. Petersburgh. We welcome fellow cruisers Sean Arthur and Ninette and Niklas Bahne to talk about their own experiences. Next time, it’s on to Helsinki for Worldcon!