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My Favorite Bit: Gideon Marcus Talks About SIRENA

Gideon Marcus is joining us today to talk about his novel, Sirena. Here’s the publisher’s description: Young captain-for-hire Kitra Yilmaz has gotten her first contract: escort the mysterious Princess of Atlántida beyond the Frontier and find her a new world. It’s a risky job, fraught with the threat of pirates, dangerous squatters, and rising romantic …

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My Favorite Bit: Caitlin Starling Talks About THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE

Caitlin Starling is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Death of Jane Lawrence. Here’s the publisher’s description: Practical, unassuming Jane Shoringfield has done the calculations, and decided that the most secure path forward is this: a husband, in a marriage of convenience, who will allow her to remain independent and occupied with …

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My Favorite Bit: Stephanie Burgis Talks About SCALES AND SENSIBILITY

Stephanie Burgis is joining us today to talk about her novel, Scales and Sensibility. Here’s the publisher’s description: Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into Hathergill Hall. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope’s pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with …

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My Favorite Bit: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Talks About SQUAD

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is joining us today to talk about her graphic novel, Squad. Here’s the publisher’s description: Pretty Little Liars meets Teen Wolf in this sharply funny, and patriarchy-smashing graphic novel from author Maggie Tokuda-Hall and artist Lisa Sterle. When the new girl is invited to join her high school’s most popular clique, she can’t believe her luck—and …

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Join Us Tonight on Patreon for my Writing Class: Schmoozing 101!

Writing class tonight at 8PM Eastern! Learn how to get the most out of conventions with Schmoozing 101. We’ll chat about why one goes to conventions, some general concepts behind schmoozing, and then go into specific techniques. Learn about how conventions relate to your life as a writer, what types of goals you should have …

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My Favorite Bit: Jason Sanford Talks About PLAGUE BIRDS

Jason Sanford is joining us today to talk about his novel, Plague Birds. Here’s the publisher’s description: Glowing red lines split their faces. Shock-red hair and clothes warn people to flee their approach. They are plague birds, the powerful merging of humans and artificial intelligences who serve as judges and executioners after the collapse of …

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My Favorite Bit: TJ Klune Talks About UNDER THE WHISPERING DOOR

TJ Klune is joining us today to talk about his novel, Under the Whispering Door. Here’s the publisher’s description: Welcome to Charon’s Crossing.The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be …

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My Favorite Bit: Lavie Tidhar Talks About THE ESCAPEMENT

Lavie Tidhar is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Escapement. Here’s the publisher’s description: Into the reality called the Escapement rides the Stranger, a lone gunman on a quest to rescue his son from a parallel world. But it is too easy to get lost on a shifting landscape full of dangerous …

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My Favorite Bit: Cassandra Khaw Talks About THE ALL-CONSUMING WORLD

Cassandra Khaw is joining us today to talk about their novel, The All-Consuming World. Here’s the publisher’s description: Maya has died and been resurrected into countless cyborg bodies through the years of a long, dangerous career with the infamous Dirty Dozen, the most storied crew of criminals in the galaxy, at least before their untimely …

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My Favorite Bit: David Liss Talks About THE PECULIARITIES

David Liss is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Peculiarities. Here’s the publisher’s description: All of his life, Thomas Thresher has been free of obligation and responsibility. But that is all over now. He is a twenty-three-year-old man whose best days are behind him. Thomas’s older brother Walter has trapped him in …

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My Favorite Bit: Elayne Audrey Becker Talks About FORESTBORN

Elayne Audrey Becker is joining us today to talk about her novel, Forestborn. Here’s the publisher’s description: A young, orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend in Elayne Audrey Becker’s Forestborn, first in a new fantasy series with a timeless feel.TO BE BORN OF …

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My Favorite Bit: R.W.W. Greene Talks About TWENTY-FIVE TO LIFE

R.W.W. Greene is joining us today to talk about his novel, Twenty-Five To Life. Here’s the publisher’s description: Life goes on for the billions left behind after the humanity-saving colony mission to Proxima Centauri leaves Earth orbit…but what’s the point? Julie Riley is two years too young to get out from under her mother’s thumb, …

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