I came across some links which I thought I had posted previously, but obviously hadn’t – so slightly out-of-date but still interesting (to me, anyway!):
- I went on a Georgette Heyer glom when I first discovered her several years ago (I know, and I call myself a romance fan). I enjoyed reading Mari Hess’s analysis of DEVIL’S CUB at tor.com - it’s one of my favourite Heyers. She quotes from the most memorable scene in the book, IMO (spoiler warning, if you haven’t read the book already).
- Kate Forsyth interviews Juliet Marillier, with a bit about her latest book, FLAME OF SEVENWATERS. Also, another Q&A about the book at Writers Unboxed - definitely worth reading if you’ve read FLAME as she talks about the writing process and challenges as well as the story itself.
- A transcript of the Sirens panel Women who Run with Wolves and Dance with Dragons @ Rachel Manija Brown’s LJ - it sounds as though it was an interesting discussion on companion animals in fantasy. I was so into Mercedes Lackey‘s Valdemar books when I was a teen and was (ahem) kind of obsessed with the Companions. I also dipped in and out of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books, but I was more into her Tower & Hive books. Anyone remember Rowan and her family? I’ve no idea how those books would hold up to a re-read now, but ah, good memories.
- I mentioned that I got into Kevin Hearne‘s Iron Druid UF books recently – here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the Iron Druid covers were pulled together @ Suvudu. The covers have always caught my attention, and now that I’ve read about the attention to detail, I’m not surprised.
- A NYT interview with Kristin Cashore – forgive the fact it dates back to July. I’m guessing this was when BITTERBLUE was released.