Author Archives: Casey Blair

Guest Post: The Belfast Bar’s Beer-Battered Cod from The Big Cinch by Kathy L. Brown

In the prohibition-era, supernatural noir novel, The Big Cinch, Sean Joye, a young veteran of 1922’s Irish Civil War, has made his way to his brother’s place in the United States and into the employ of an ambitious judge. The courthouse charwoman, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Food and SF in Jewish Australia – Part 3 by Gillian Polack

Part Three The recipes in The Wizardry of Jewish Women are Jewish food, but not as most people know it. In the novel, two sisters (Judith and Belinda) are sent boxes that were stored in a garage for two generations. One box is full of culinary recipes from … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Food and SF in Jewish Australia – Part 2 by Gillian Polack

Part Two I have ten published novels. I’ll talk about just five today. Even five is too many, however, Judaism slips quietly into five, so I’m introducing five of my novels today. There are two novels I couldn’t write without being Jewish Australian. I’ll save those … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Food and SF in Jewish Australia – Part 1 by Gillian Polack

This essay has three parts. The first tells you about who I am and why I find ways to put Jews and Judaism in my fiction. The second tells you about my novels and the Jewishness of them. The third … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Best Halloween Ever by Wendy Wagner

Halloween has always been my very favorite holiday. I have a brilliant memory of being four years old and dressed as a bat, holding hands with my sister (dressed as a Rubik’s cube) eating powdered sugar donuts at the local … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Food and Politics by Juliet Kemp

I’m a city person (despite the occasional dream of country solitude), and a crucial part of the worldbuilding for my Marek series of fantasy novels has been the city of Marek itself. It’s been a lot of fun to create. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing Uplifting Stories by Casey Blair

A few years ago, I decided to try writing a fantasy book as a web serial. It was a project I came to for a lot of reasons, but one of the keys was that I wanted to have a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Storytelling Ourselves Out of Paralysis

Storytelling Ourselves Out of Paralysis by Christina De La Rocha and Ariel Kroon One of the best things about science fiction is that it lets us try futures on for size. Do you look good in dystopia, finding the hero … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing with Cannabis by Derek Nason

Do you like getting high sometimes? Do you like writing? Have you always suspected that these two activities would go really well together but didn’t know how? Well, here’s how. I’m going to share my favorite buds to write with … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 4 Essential Tips for Writing Cinematic Fantasy by Savannah Cordova

Fantasy is quite literally a magical genre, and as a fan, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing that magic brought to life. From epic undertakings like the Lord of the Rings trilogy to dazzling new Netflix series like The Witcher, … Continue reading

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