In this week’s episode, I chat with Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Our conversation touches on writing short vs. long fiction, transforming short fiction into long fiction, publishing in anthologies vs. magazines, the Bad Ass Faeries anthology series, urban fantasy, writing in multiple genres, networking as a writer at conventions, and more.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Mirabile by Janet Kagan
To make bringing along our plants and animals easier and so nothing could go extinct, geneticists built redundancy into the DNA of all the plants and animals we took with us to colonize other planets. The thing is, once the colonists got to Mirabile the data base telling them what species was inside what species was mostly lost … and the geneticists mixed plants and animals … so you never knew what you were going to get. Tulips could sprout bats. Kangaroos could be birthing wolverines. Add to that the unique flora and fauna of Mirabile and Annie Jason Masmajean (Mama Jason) had her hands full. She is the head scientist and acts as a genetic detective when weird things show up.
The 2011 FaerieCon was held a couple of weeks ago in the Baltimore area. It is a gathering of faerie artists and authors and grew out of Faerieworlds, a West Coast mythic music festival. For more information, go to www.faeriecon.com.
For more information about Danielle Ackley-McPhail:
Further Information and Reading:
- Classic creatures of SF: Fairy folk
- SF subgenres: What is fairy tale fantasy fiction?
- SF subgenres: What is urban fantasy?
- SF subgenres: What is steampunk?