Podcast Episode 61: One Bad Ass Genre Writer

Danielle Ackley-McPhailIn 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.

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Mirabile by Janet Kagan
Mirabile by Janet KaganTo 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.

FaerieConThe 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.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.