Here’s a bit of a round-up of some interesting articles from the last week or so.
Interviews with Helen Lowe
New Zealand SFF author and SpecficNZ member, Helen Lowe, is a finalist for this years’s David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel. As part of this year’s official programme, the Gemmell Awards’ administrators are featuring interviews with each of the shortlisted authors. Helen’s interview is up and you can read it here:
In case you missed it, Helen was also interviewed on Hugo Award-winning fanzine SF Signal in recent weeks by fellow NZ author Tim Jones; http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/09/guest-interview-tim-jones-interviews-david-gemmell-legend-award-finalist-helen-lowe/
NZ Book News
- BNZ Literary Award Winners Announced
- Is This the End for New Zealand Publishing? A lengthy article from the Dominion Post about the future of the industry.
- 50th Birthday Celebrations for Where the Wild Things Are in Nelson Bookstore Page & Blackmore
Articles on Writing and Getting Published
- 25 Steps to Edit the Unmerciful Suck Out of Your Story
- Insider Information FTW, an interview with Steam Press publisher Stephen Minchin
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