Archive for August, 2007

Videopost: interview with Joshua Palmatier

At Confluence, a Pittsburgh area convention, I saw down and asked Joshua Palmatier to talk about himself and his books. The sound might be a bit low, as we had no mics, just an iBook recording us. Enjoy!

The Name Game

I recently received an email from a reader about how I “come up” with the names of my characters.  I always have fun when naming my characters (and no one else can argue about it – unlike with my children – can you believe my husband wanted a say??). I own 5 baby name books, and am on […]

Is the novel dead?

At 28, I’m usually the youngest novelist at any given gathering of authors. It’s not something I brag about, but it’s endlessly pointed out to me that I’m a young turk. And one of the interesting things that happens is that I’m often asked by older authors, and other people, “why are you investing in […]

Caught up in the Rapture…

…no, not THAT one. It’s the kind of rapture that has at one time or another swept away every one of us here on this board, or we would not be here at all. And there are many more who are out there who are in its power, and will immediately understand what I mean […]

Welcome back!

Welcome back to SF Novelists. Over a year ago when we first created this site it was planned to be a gathering place for readers to find out about science fiction and fantasy novelists, and get to hang out. The initial site aggregated feeds from all our personal blogs and pointed out our latest novels. […]

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Tobias Buckell
Tobias Buckell

Tobias is a professional blogger, freelance writer, and author of 2 novels. His Caribbean roots often inform his fiction, but so does his love of technology, science, and the rapidly changing world all around us. Visit site.

Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder has been writing fiction and nonfiction since 1995. She has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers. Her first published novel, Poison Study appeared on the shelves in 2005, and chronicles Yelena’s challenges in surviving her dangerous job as a food taster. Magic Study follows with Yelena’s efforts to learn about her magic while searching for a rogue magician turned serial killer. Fire Study chronicles Yelena's adventures with a Fire Warper and was released in March 2008. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology at Penn State University. Much to Maria’s chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn’t one of her skills. Writing, however, proved to be more enjoyable and Maria earned a Master of Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. As part of her research for her Study novels, Maria signed up for a glass blowing class to learn how to shape molten glass. The first thing she learned is it is considerably harder to sculpt glass than it looks. Maria now has an extensive collection of misshapened paperweights, tumblers, and bowls. When she’s not traveling, Maria lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, daughter and yellow Lab. She is working on her next MIRA novel, Storm Glass, due out Spring 2009. Readers are welcome to contact Maria by e-mail at maria@mariavsnyder.com, or they can find more information on her Web site at www.mariavsnyder.com. Visit site.

Tobias Buckell
Tobias Buckell

Tobias is a professional blogger, freelance writer, and author of 2 novels. His Caribbean roots often inform his fiction, but so does his love of technology, science, and the rapidly changing world all around us. Visit site.

Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander is a novelist, short story writer and anthologist whose books include High Fantasy ("Hidden Quen""Changer of Days"), historical fantasy ("Secrets of Jin Shei", "Embers of Heaven"), contemporary fantasy ("Midnight at Spanish gardens") and YA (the Worldweavers series, the Were Chronicles). She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats. Visit site.

Tobias Buckell
Tobias Buckell

Tobias is a professional blogger, freelance writer, and author of 2 novels. His Caribbean roots often inform his fiction, but so does his love of technology, science, and the rapidly changing world all around us. Visit site.

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