Interviews

Spotlight – Charlie J. Stephens

About the Book Charlie J. Stephens‘ A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest came out by Torrey House Press this April. In 1980’s Oregon, Smokey is figuring out how to survive childhood with a young mom who is increasingly desperate in her search for love. As their mother’s boyfriends come and go, […]

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Spotlight – Suyi Davies Okungbowa

About the Book Lost Ark Dreaming is out May 21, 2024: Macmillan Publishers/Tordotcom. The brutally engineered class divisions of Snowpiercer meet Rivers Solomon’s The Deep in this high-octane post-climate disaster novella by Nommo Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa. Off the coast of West Africa, decades after the dangerous rise of […]

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Spotlight – Donna M Cameron

About the Book The Rewilding (Transit Lounge, 2024) is an exhilarating and unforgettable love song for our world. Heartbroken and in fear for his life, corporate whistle blower, Jagger Eckerman, escapes to hide out in a remote cave, but kick-arse radical, Nia Moretti, is furious a ‘capitalist suit’ has taken […]

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Spotlight – Tiffany Morris – Green Fuse Burning

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Green Fuse Burning (Stelliform Press, 2023) is “a transformative Indigenous eco-horror novella from Mi’kmaw writer Tiffany Morris.” “Green Fuse Burning is an impressively vigorous fiction debut from a truly dynamic storyteller. Tiffany Morris has laid out a concise […]

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Spotlight – Suniti Namjoshi – The Good-Hearted Gardeners

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book I enjoyed reading this witty novella set in lively gardens with speaking animals, two lovers discovering each other and how language envelops their world, and the whims of other gardeners and intermittent poetry, all beneath sunny London skies. […]

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Indie Corner – Overlord, Eric James Fullilove

Back to the Indie Corner series Today I chat with Eric James Fullilove, author of Overlord (Atmosphere Press), a climate change speculative fiction novel. Eric James Fullilove is an MIT graduate, CPA, and published author. He has worked in mainstream media (CBS, Young and Rubicam advertising, and Scholastic, the children’s […]

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Spotlight – Emily Grandy – Michikusa House

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book In Michikusa House (Homebound Publications, 2023), Winona Heeley spent the last year of recovery from eating disorders in rural Japan, at Michikusa House, alongside one other full-time resident: Jun Nakashima. Like Winona, Jun was a recovering addict and […]

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Indie Corner – Sarah Holding, blackloop

Back to the Indie Corner series In our last Indie Corner of 2023, I’m thrilled to chat again with Sarah Holding. We haven’t talked in nearly a decade, which is hard to believe! Sarah is a children’s and YA author and poet, known primarily as a climate fiction writer. She […]

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Spotlight – Janice Pariat, Everything the Light Touches

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Wise, funny, touching, wide-ranging, deep-delving; whip-smart dialogue and graceful, paced sentences, thousands upon thousands of them. Written by a novelist with the eye of a poet, and a poet with the narrative powers of a novelist, this is […]

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Spotlight – ​’Cúagilákv (Jess H̓áust̓i), Crushed Wild Mint

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book   This month we travel back to Canada, to the beautiful temperate rainforest on British Columbia’s west coast, to talk with Jess Housty, a writer and grassroots activist of Heiltsuk (Indigenous) and mixed settler heritage. They are based […]

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Spotlight – The Storm, Arif Anwar

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book     At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, Arif Anwar’s The Storm (Washington Square Press, 2021) “moves us deftly through time and across borders, beautifully illustrating the strange intersections we call fate, and reminding us how […]

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Indie Corner – J.J. Green – The Last Good Summer

Back to the Indie Corner series In this Indie Corner, I talk with J.J. Green, author of The Last Good Summer, published earlier this year and which is available from the usual online outlets as well as directly from the publisher, The Book Guild. I was intrigued because it’s set […]

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Spotlight – Gene Helfman

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Gene Helfman’s new novel FINS: A Novel of Relentless Satire is available at Amazon. You can also read more about it and Gene’s other books at his website. FINS combines elements of the typical shark horror story with […]

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Spotlight – Andrew F. Sullivan

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book This month we head virtually to near-future Toronto as we discuss Andrew F. Sullivan’s The Marigold (ECW Press, 2023). Weaving together disparate storylines and tapping into the realms of body horror, urban dystopia, and ecofiction, The Marigold explores […]

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