FanLit Asks: October 16, 2012

Some of your favorite authors take some time to answer our questions:

fantasy book reviews Stephen Deas Memory of Flames 1. The Adamantine Palace 2. The King of Crags 3. The Order of the Scales 4. The Black Mausoleum

Got any news to share?


Stephen Deas: The Black Mausoleum came out in August and The King’s Assassin will hit the shelves in a couple of days.epic fantasy book reviews Bradley P. Beaulieu The Lays of Anuskaya 1. The Winds of Khalakovo 2. The Straits of Galahesh

Bradley Beaulieu: I’m headed to the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, Canada at the end of this month. I’ll be doing a reading there, and there’s also the mass autograph signing, so if anyone happens to be there, please stop by and say hello. I’d love to see you.

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

Laura Bickle: My first YA novel, The Hallowed Ones, was released last month. I’m very excited! Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the outside world. But the outside world comes to her when a helicopter falls out of the sky near her house. Katie must confront not only a massive disaster unfolding in the world outside her community, but also the threat of darkness in her own increasingly fragile society. I’ll be appearing at two Ohio book festivals soon: Books by the Banks on 10/20 and the Buckeye Book Fair on 11/3. I’ll be online at CoyoteCon on 10/27.

What are you working on these days?


Jenn Bennett: I recently finished Leashing the Tempest, a followup novella to Summoning the Night, the second book in my ARCADIA BELL urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. The novella comes out this December, and is both a good introduction to Arcadia’s world (for those who haven’t yet taken the plunge) and a nice treat for fans of the series who are waiting for the next full-length release in June 2013 (Binding the Shadows).

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.: I’ve just started another RECLUCE review Alma Alexander WorldWeavers: 1. Gift of the Unmage 2.  Spellspam 3. Cybermage

Alma Alexander: Working hard to finish the fifth and final book in the WORLDWEAVERS series — with the first three books in the trilogy about to be reissued with brand new covers and everything, imminently.

Read any good books lately?


Ken Scholes: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Really good stuff.

Jacqueline Carey: It’s not a fantasy, but Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity is an outstanding — and heartbreaking — work of historical fiction. I recommend it highly. Have tissues close at hand!

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KAT HOOPER, who started this site in June 2007, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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  1. A new Worldweavers and a new Recluce novel. That’s great news.

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