’16 Interviews

Epic Fantasy with Gail Z. Martin

Epic Fantasy with Gail Z. Martin

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Gail Z. Martin has published three epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of the Necromancer, The Fallen Kings Cycle, and The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga. She also writes the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series, which is set in Charleston, South Carolina, and, with her husband, Larry N. Martin, the Jake Desmet Adventures steampunk series. In addition, she writes four series of ebook short stories, The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures, the Deadly Curiosities Adventures, the Blaine McFadden Adventures, and the Storm & Fury Adventures
 
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Finding Lightness in Dark Genres: An Interview with Eric R. Asher

Finding Lightness in Dark Genres: An Interview with Eric R. Asher

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Eric R. Asher is the author of the urban fantasy Vesik series and the YA dystopian Steamborn trilogy. A former bookseller, guitarist, and comic book seller, he describes himself as “a lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games.” Daily Dragon (DD): Your first published series was urban fantasy about a necromancer. Please tell us what this series is about and what inspired it. Eric R. Asher (ERA): Vesik follows the story of a necromancer, his vampire sister, and their
 
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From the Page to the Screen: An Interview with Tamsin L. Silver

From the Page to the Screen: An Interview with Tamsin L. Silver

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Tamsin L. Silver writes a YA urban fantasy series, the Sabrina Grayson novels, and speculative fiction short stories. She not only writes but directs the New York City-based web series, Skye of the Damned. Tamsin holds a BA in Theatre and Secondary Education, with a minor in Creative Writing and Shakespeare, from Winthrop University in South Carolina. Daily Dragon (DD): You recently launched a new series, the Sabrina Grayson novels. What are those are about? Tamsin L. Silver (TLS): This
 
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Behind the Scenes with Disability Services

Behind the Scenes with Disability Services

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Dragon Con is dedicated to making its events accessible to as many people as possible. Cherie Wren, the Director of Disability Services, oversees the convention’s assistance services, which range from registration help to interpreter services and wheelchair-accessible shuttles. She sat down with the Daily Dragon to discuss the way her department works. Daily Dragon (DD): How long have you been working with Disability Services at Dragon Con? Cherie Wren (CW): I started in 1999 as an ASL interpreter. At that
 
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Stage and Screen: An Interview with Naoko Mori

Stage and Screen: An Interview with Naoko Mori

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Naoko Mori, best known to Dragon Con audiences as Toshiko Sato in Torchwood, is making her first appearance at the con. She took a few minutes to answer some questions about her time on Torchwood and Doctor Who, as well as some of her experiences on stage. Daily Dragon (DD): You had a guest spot on Doctor Who before Torchwood. How soon after appearing on Doctor Who did you know about Torchwood? Was it planned from the beginning that your
 
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Disciplined Writing: An Interview with Chris Kennedy

Disciplined Writing: An Interview with Chris Kennedy

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Chris Kennedy is an American science fiction and military fiction author and a former naval aviator and school principal. He is a member of the SFWA and the SCBWI. Chris’s full-length novels on Amazon include the Occupied Seattle military fiction duology, The Theogony and Codex Regius science fiction trilogies and the War for Dominance fantasy trilogy. Chris is also the author of the self-help book, Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the
 
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Which History Would That Be? An Interview with Michael J. Martinez

Which History Would That Be? An Interview with Michael J. Martinez

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Michael J. Martinez has spent the past 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and ABCNEWS.com. As a writer of alternative history science fiction, he is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. His newest novel, MJ-12: Inception, will be officially released September 6, 2016 (with a debut at Dragon Con). Daily Dragon (DD): Welcome back to Dragon Con. Thank you so much for taking
 
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Beyond Her Limits: An Interview with Janine K. Spendlove

Beyond Her Limits: An Interview with Janine K. Spendlove

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Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the United States Marine Corps as well as an award-winning writer. She is known for her War of the Seasons fantasy series but has also published speculative fiction short stories in various anthologies, including the Star Wars tie-in story “Inbrief.” Janine is a member of Women in Aerospace (WIA), Broad Universe (BU), and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and is a co-founder of GeekGirlsRun (GGR), a community for geek girls (and guys) who
 
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