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.
A special live authors’ roundtable is driven by questions from publishing execs and writers — about idea theft, the dangers of creating characters from real people, the perils of writing near-future sci-fi, and more! Recorded live at the Towne Book Center and Wine Bar. Legendary children’s book author Judy Schachner even shows up with a question or two for Oddcast cohosts Kelly Simmons, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, and Keith Strunk.
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.