Ask the Author: Ilka Tampke

I spoke to the wonderful Ilka Tampke about her debut novel Skin. Ilka Tampke was born in Sydney in 1969. She studied theatre at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst NSW and completed honours in performance at University of Western Sydney. Tampke directed the Sydney Women’s Festival, Mallacoota’s Festival of the Southern Ocean and numerous other [...]

Ask the Author: Jim Webster

Husband, father, freelance writer, consultant and farmer, Jim Webster is a man of many talents. His latest novel, Justice 4.1, is book one of The Tsarina Sector, and was released early this year.  Justice 4.1 follows intergalactic investigator Haldar Drom as he cleans up criminal scum. Webster brings us brilliant, imaginative science fiction, with incredibly well-written [...]

Ask the Author: M.R. Carey

I spoke to the brilliant Mike Carey about his writing process. Born in Liverpool in 1959, Mike Carey is a well-known writer of comic books, films and novels. He wrote the Eisner Award-nominated comic book Lucifer for the Vertigo Imprint of DC Comics, as well as being the ongoing writer of X-Men: Legacy for Marvel [...]

Fantasy Faction’s Grim Gathering

On the 14th of August, we headed to Waterstones Kensington to hobnob with some more author types.  The basement was packed with people (who were there willingly, I assure you), waiting to see some of the biggest names in modern fantasy - Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Myke Cole and Mark Lawrence. To my shame, [...]