Tag: authors

Listen to my new podcast–interviews with major SF/fantasy writers about the creative process

I’ve thought about doing for a long time, I’m now actually doing: I’ve started a podcast, The Worldshapers: Conversation With Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors About the Creative Process. In each hour-long episode, I explore how a particular author began writing science fiction or fantasy, and the go through their creative process, focusing on one …

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Saturday (er, Sunday) Special: J.R.R. Tolkien, Master of Imaginary Worlds

I think I’ve now posted the introductions to all of the biographies I wrote for Enslow Publishers except this one: J.R.R. Tolkien, Master of Imaginary Worlds. Like my book on Orson Scott Card, it was part of their Authors Teens Love series. Why, yes, I did really really enjoy writing this one. How did you …

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On the occasion of Madeleine L’Engle’s 90th birthday…

…her granddaughter has posted some lovely and moving thoughts. Madeleine L’Engle, from the moment I read A Wrinkle in Time as a child, has been one of my all-time favorite writers. I can’t say how she’s influenced me–there’s not much relationship between one of her elegant stories and my novels, at least on the surface–but …

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