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Kari Sperring Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in 3 sentences and fewer.I’m Coventry-Welsh (it’s a thing), but have lived a peripatetic life, moving around England, Wales and, for two years, Ireland so I’m never quite sure where I really come from, or who … Continue reading

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Sarah K Ellis answers six questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I grew up in Portland Oregon and, minus some years in Olympia and Southern California, have lived in Tokyo for most of my adult life.  How and when did you begin … Continue reading

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Inspiration From the19th Century by Nancy Jane Moore

One of the reasons I avoided majoring in English when I was in college was that the department had draconian rules requiring you to take courses from many different periods. I had no objections to Shakespeare or Chaucer and was … Continue reading

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Liz Williams Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer.Born in the West of England where I now live. Have had a varied career, including witchcraft shop owner, SFF writer, college lecturer and international education administrator. Practising occultist. How and when … Continue reading

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Cherith Baldry Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I was born in Lancaster and studied at Manchester University and St Anne’s College, Oxford. For many years I worked as a teacher, including a spell as lecturer at Fourah Bay … Continue reading

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Ben Jeapes Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Born the day after “The Web Planet” was shown on TV and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” was at number one. Descendant of warriors, slavers and opium traders. Have lived in … Continue reading

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Tricking Myself Into Writing by Juliet Kemp

Sometimes, whilst busily procrastinating, I consider whether writing is more something that I want to have done, than something I want to do; but then once I finally get myself over the hump and sit down to apply words to … Continue reading

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Jaine Fenn Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Got born then grew up a bit. Did various tedious day-jobs while wishing I could write for a living. Finally got to write for a living. (too short? Ok then…) Although … Continue reading

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Nisi Shawl Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Nisi Shawl was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to Ann Arbor to drop out of the University of Michigan after learning to roll joints and read their poetry … Continue reading

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Where do you get your ideas? by David Allan

Many SFF writers say they get asked this. Neil Gaiman has said he’s responded ‘from a little ideas shop in Bognor Regis’. On the same lines, Harlan Ellison is reputed to have said ‘Schenectady’. Another response that I’ve come across … Continue reading

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