Gavin Grant Entertains & Informs the Oddcast

This week a terrific interview with award-winning publisher/editor/and now bookstore owner (Book Moon) Gavin J. Grant. His publishing house, Small Beer Press, started in 2000 with a story collection, Stranger Things Happen, which Salon named a “Book of the Year,” and The Village Voice proclaimed as one of its 25 Best Books. He offers sage advice on navigating the mad world of publishing in the 21st century, and speaks to the return of the brick-and-mortar bookstore.

Gavin Grant, photographed by Adrianne Mathiowetz.

Across the Universe

Publishers Weekly and Library Journal weigh in delightedly on the Beatles-themed anthology, Across the Universe, edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Randee Dawn (Fantastic Books), with a December release. The book includes stories by Allen M. Steele, David Gerrold, Nancy Holder, Charles Barouch, Pat Cadigan, Christian H. Smith and yours truly. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Across the Universe cover art

On the Oddcast, fantasy author Anna Kashina reveals the facts…about competitive ballroom dancing & writing

A Liars Club Oddcast Interview with Award-winning fantasy author Anna Kashina. She discusses her “Majat Code” novels, her latest book, SHADOWBLADE, and reveals how being a competitive ballroom dancer and a scientist can help with your writing.

A Prism Award-winner and Locus Award nominee, she’s a student of world mythology, history, martial arts, an folklore. She writes historical adventure fantasy that features exotic settings, martial arts, assassins, and strong elements of romance.

Anna Kashina