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KnippKnopp Interviews…Kim Richards Gilchrist of Damnation Books   5 comments

One of the most exciting things about being a writer today is the number of venues available for getting your work published.  There’s the traditional big press, those international publishing houses now reduced to six main players.  As the number of major publishing houses have shrunk, so have the number of opportunities they offer, especially to new authors.

…there's super-traditional, which is my preferred method of publishing...

…there’s super-traditional, which is my preferred method of publishing…

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KnippKnopp Interviews….Gregory Frost   4 comments

Gregory Frost is sharp.

...That's Mr. Frost to you, James.

…yes I am…and that’s Mr. Frost to you, James.

Everything about him – from his insightful and knowledgeable workshops, to his wry sense of humor, to his taut and tension filled writing style – exudes …um… sharpitude.  (Hey, I’m a writer – we’re allowed to make up words).  One of his latest short stories, “No Others are Genuine” appears in the October/November issue of Asimov Science Fiction Magazine and quickly landed in my top 20 short stories of all time.  Set in 1920s Chicago, it masterfully weaves a pervasive, mounting sense of dread as you follow the protagonist (a young boy in love with his boarding house neighbor) as he discovers the horrible truth about her disappearance. I highly recommend you pick up a copy and check it out.

Greg has been nominee or finalist for pretty much every major fantasy award out there (Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr), runs a fiction writing workshop at Swarthmore College, is an active member of high esteem at the Philadelphia Liars Club, and is a frequent workshop leader at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.  His works include the Shadow Bridge series (Shadow Bridge and Lord Tophet), Lyrec, and Fitchner’s Brides, a retelling of the Bluebeard story that the Philadelphia Inquirer book review called “…a deliciously evil literary pastiche that combines high gothic horror with a cracking good Victorian ghost story.”

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