What a Way to Make a Living: Authors’ Other Jobs

In the Book Riot Live Interview, we asked speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). Q: What was the worst job you ever had? What was your best job?  Jeph Jacques: Phone answerer at a newspaper. Joni Rodgers: Worst: janitor in a porn movie theater. Best: writing, of course. If you […]

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Authors on Publishing

In the Book Riot Live Interview, we asked speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). Q: What do you now now about publishing that you wished you knew when you were first starting out?  Jeph Jacques: You’ll be doing this for your entire adult life. Joni Rodgers: Not a thing. […]

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Book Riot Live, Now With Extra Ravenclaw

In our Book Riot Live Interview, we asked our speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). To probably no one’s surprise, the answers were overwhelmingly the same — with a few delightful diversions. Q: Do you know your Hogwarts house? Jeph Jacques: Ravenclaw. Joni Rodgers: I’m a little bit Ravenclaw […]

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The Book Riot Live Interview: A Running Tally

In the Book Riot Live interview, we asked just two multiple choice questions. While we’re featuring the full interviews for speakers separately, we’re delighted enough with these pie charts to keep this post updated as new answers come in! Answers updated 10/18/2016. Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser?   Q: Chunky or smooth?

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Our Speakers Want You To Read These Books

In our Book Riot Live Interview (full interviews going up here, check back regularly!) we asked our speakers: What book do you wish more people had read? Here are their answers. Jeph Jacques: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Joni Rodgers: Strunk & White’s Elements of Style Meg Medina: Just more diverse authors in general. Rumaan Alam: Mary McCarthy, […]

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Diane McMartin

The Book Riot Live Interview: Diane McMartin

Diane McMartin is the author of This Calls For a Drink, and the presenter of our Friday evening Books & Booze pairing (tickets available!).  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option A: Plotter. I plan EVERYTHING OUT before I ever start writing. Q: Got a favorite superhero? Jessica Jones. Q: What’s one thing you want […]

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Charlie Jane Anders, credit Tristan Crane

The Book Riot Live Interview: Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky. Find out more about her here!  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option B: Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? Wonder Woman Q: What’s one thing you want people to know about […]

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Nisi Shawl, photo credit Caren Ann Corley

The Book Riot Live Interview: Nisi Shawl

Nisi Shawl is the author of Everfair. Find out more about her here!  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option B: Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? The rather obscure Isis, from the 1970s DC comic series; also, I really dig Wonder Woman. Q: […]

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Ayize Jama Everett

The Book Riot Live Interview: Ayize Jama-Everett

Ayize Jama-Everett is the author of The Liminal People, The Liminal War, and The Entropy of Bones. Find out more about him here!  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option B: Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? The question. [Editor’s note: Get the Question’s backstory here.] […]

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