D C Wright-Hammer on the genesis of Between Two MInds: Awakening Between Two Minds: Awakening was the culmination of a lot of personal experiences. Nearly five years ago, I was working as a data migration specialist, and I had some serious health issues. I subconsciously blended my job and my condition, and I thought, “What … More Between Two Minds: Awakening by D C Wright-Hammer
Imagine you are an empath, capable of feeling – physically and emotionally – what others feel. Imagine that when you touch someone, their thoughts and memories may pass to you in a flash of colour. Imagine not knowing if the things you know, the things that drive you, the things you desire, are yours – … More Bits and Pieces, by Dawn Hosmer: Empathy, Terror, Bravery.
Let’s talk about the mind. As humans, we assume the way we think is the only way people can think. We see this over and over again, even in intraspecies relationships. When someone perceives the world differently, we view them as “weird” or “abnormal” or “different.” In extreme cases, we take our pitchforks and chase … More C.D. Tavenor: The Mind, Synthetic Intelligence, and Morality.
Interested in knowing more about the inspiration behind the Empire’s Legacy trilogy? Mandy Tremelling’s interview reveals what lies behind a 7th C adventure story.
I asked Silvia Hildebrandt to write an introductory piece to Dear Comrade Novak, her second novel, published in 2018. In it, she explains how she came to write the book, and its effect on her personal identity. We fled Romania for Germany in 1990, after the revolution and the civil war between Hungarians and Romanians. … More Book Review: Dear Comrade Novák, by Silvia Hildebrandt, with an introduction by the author.
J.C Salazar, the author of Of Dreams and Thorns, grew up as the child of immigrant parents in Houston, Texas. With a B.A. in English, a MS in Linguistics and another MA in Literature, plus some doctoral courses in English, Salazar values language and writing. Of Dreams and Thorns is his first novel. He is … More Of Dreams and Thorns, by J.C. Salazar: an interview and review
I believe it’s the work of an author that is of interest, rather than the author, for it holds the key to the inner workings of one’s mind. My latest novel Harvested is a dystopian sci-fi that reflects my inner fears. I guess the first question anyone would ask is why I wrote such a … More Harvested: How will AI determine our future? a guest post by Anthony O’Brien
Here’s a lovely review of Empire’s Daughter, on The Writing Alien’s new blog on writing and writers. https://thewritingalien.com/this-months-featured/ “…a knack for world-building that I have found in very few others.”
I was reading Madeleine Bunting’s thoughtful, thought-provoking travel memoir, A Hebridean Journey, earlier today. I’m reading it for two reasons: because I love books that look at landscape and their meanings, and, for setting and cultural research for my work-in-progress. One chapter is on the island known as Lewis and Harris, and the famous, beautiful … More Worldbuilding: The Role of Small Details
Five thousand kilometers away from where I currently am, a book is being launched this afternoon. I didn’t conceive of this book, or write it, but I have a lot invested in it, and I’m sorry to be missing the launch. A Gap in the Fence, by Kate Anderson-Bernier, is the first book other than … More Launching a Book – and an Idea.