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Eating Authors: Anna Kashina

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Anna Kashina

One of the things I like about writers is how everything in their lives influences the work and shoes up (consciously or otherwise) in their fiction. Is it any wonder then that I prefer reading authors with full-blown careers in their histories, a range of educational experiences, and backgrounds in alternate cultures and languages?

All of which is my way of seguing to this week’s EATING AUTHORS guest, Anna Kashina, who has a doctorate in cell biology and a day job at the PENN”s School of Veterinary Medicine. Anna was born in Moscow, coming over to the USA in 1994. In addition to more recent work in English, she’s published novels in both Russian and German. Her latest book is The Guild of Assassins, the second volume in her Majat Code series.

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Eating Authors: Jon McGoran

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Jon McGoran

It’s another exhausted Monday, at least for me, as I spent the last three days at a convention. But I’m back, and in honor of coming home I’ve brought you a local talent for EATING AUTHORS. This week’s guest is none other than Philadelphia author Jon McGoran.

Jon has a more intimate relationship with food than most of our guests, having been an advocate for cooperative development, urban agriculture, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. As if that weren’t enough, he’s written a pair of thrillers dealing with genetically engineered food. In addition, he’s also authored an assortment of forensic crime thrillers under the name D. H. Dublin.

Among his other associations, Jon is a founding member of The Philadelphia Liars’ Club, a group that includes such folks as Greg Frost and Jonathan Maberry. Regardless of whatever else might be said of them, with Jon among their number we can at least hope they’re eating healthy.

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Eating Authors: E. Catherine Tobler

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E. Catherine Tobler

This week’s guest is E. Catherine Tolber and she occupies a special place in my heart, not because she was a finalist for the Sturgeon Award back in 2013 (she was), but because she bravely accepted the challenge to create a story for an anthology I was publishing. An anthology, I might add, with the gimmick that all the stories began with the same three writing prompts: watermelon, turtle, sex worker.

Having recovered from that experience, she’s gone on to write novels. Her first book, Rings of Anubis was released by Masque Books (a digital imprint of Prime Books) in late July and her second novel, Watermark, comes out tomorrow.

Many writers also know Elise not for her writing, but for her editorial prowess. She’s the senior editor over at Shimmer. So, if you’ve ever found yourself on the wrong end of one of her rejection letters, in addition to her own short fiction, you now have a pair of novels to study to learn how to get it right. And too, her remarks on her most memorable meal may also prove instructive.

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Eating Authors: Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

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Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Lately (for a project that I’ll talk about on this blog come November) I’ve been corresponding with a lot of past nominees for the Campbell Award. This has been great fun, and in several instances it’s allowed me to segue from that project to this blog and invite folks over to tell you about there meals. One such bit of serendipity is today’s guest Katharine Eliska Kimbriel.

Like a growing number of authors, Kat’s explored new avenues in publishing, bringing her backlist to ebooks via the wildly popular Book View Café, and in fact releasing the latest book, Spiral Path (volume three in her Night Calls series), on their website as well as the usual places just last Tuesday.

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Eating Authors: Beth Cato

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Beth Cato

Our guest this week is Beth Cato, and you’ve probably been reading her work for years without knowing it. She’s written inspirational essays for nearly a dozen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul volumes, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers – Budding or Bestselling – from Books to Blogs, which really brings things full circle in a way.

Beth has also written short stories for a long list of anthologies (such as a wonderful piece that I bought and published in the pages of Cucurbital 3). She has a great voice, and I encourage you to go out and read her work.

But neither soup nor short fiction is why she’s here gracing this blog today. We’re all about novels here, and tomorrow marks her formal transformation as a shiny new novelist with the launch of her first book, The Clockwork Dagger, from Harper Voyager. It’s action and adventure with assassins and airships, spies and steampunk, and much more. Buy a copy now and boost her release day sales; we’re going to want to ensure that her publisher demands more books from her.

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Eating Authors: R. S. A. Garcia

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R. S. A. Garcia

I have a really blessed life. I don’t acknowledge that often enough, either to myself, my loved ones, or the wider world. And I should, because one of the things remembering how good I’ve got things does, is it reminds me to share that good fortune, spread it around both deliberately and unconsciously. Or in terms probably more familiar to the readers of this blog, to pay it forward. I’ll definitely be setting aside some time today to do more of that.

In the meantime, let me tell you about this week’s guest. R. S. A. Garcia published her first novel, Lex Talionis, back in February of this year to a starred review in Publishers Weekly and some inspiring praise from other authors. Beyond that though, I don’t have much to tell you about her other than she lives in Trinidad and likes dogs (and really, that last bit is all that I need to know). I’m happy to have her here, and looking forward to what she’s going to write next.

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Eating Authors: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Welcome to September (and if you’re in the US, Happy Labor Day). I finished my novel revisions yesterday so I’ll be spending the day doing absolutely nothing! Well, okay, that’s not true, I’ll do my morning workout and maybe go to the local zoo to have a chat with some otters but really, that’s it. For those of you without access to otters, I present the latest installment of EATING AUTHORS instead.

Our guest this week is Danielle Ackley-McPhail. She’s probably best known for her work editing the Bad-Ass Faeries series, and she’s something of a legend at conventions up and down the northeast for organizing the most impressive book launches any small press has ever seen.

In addition to editing and being a short story writer, Danielle is also a novelist, and it’s here that she shows off one of the most impressive talents any author can possess: tenacity. Danielle doesn’t know how to quit. As an example of this, I offer up her Eternal Wanderings trilogy, each book of which was originally released by a different small press. Not only have her fans followed her from publisher to publisher, in under a week they’ve already funded a Kickstarter project to pay for a new novella in the series. I encourage you to check it out because if she’s applying the same enthusiasm to her stretch goals as she does to her book launches you won’t want to miss it.

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Eating Authors – The Master List

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The first EATING AUTHORS post appeared on June 6, 2011. Since then, every Monday at 7:30 a.m., a different author has generously shared a memorable meal here.

Below you’ll find an alphabetized list of participants. Over time, the names will be turned into active links. For now though, if a name you want to follow isn’t yet coded, you can type it in the search box on the lower end of the column on the left side of this page.

Thanks for reading (and eating).

Daniel Abraham
Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Forrest Aguirre
Saladin Ahmed
Cassie Alexander
Alma Alexander
Jon Armstrong
Catherine Asaro
Barbara Ashford

Amelia Beamer
Elizabeth Bear
Bradley P. Beaulieu
Steve Bein
Gregory Benford
Carol Berg
Beth Bernobich
Lauren Beukes
Danny Birt
Anne Bishop
Jenna Black
Leah Bobet
Marie Brennan
David Brin
Mike Brotherton
John Brown
Tobias Buckell
Mark Budz
Lois McMaster Bujold

James Cambias
Gail Carriger
Beth Cato
C. J. Cherryh
J. Kathleen Cheney
Zen Cho
Adam Christopher
Wesley Chu
Richard Chwedyk
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Brenda Clough
Myke Cole
Michelle Lowery Combs
Harry Connolly
Tina Connolly
Paul Cornell
Larry Correia
Julie Czerneda

Aliette de Bodard
Terri-Lynne DeFino
David Anthony Durham
Sarah Beth Durst
Julia Dvorin

Jennifer Estep
Lawrence Watt-Evans

Jane Fenn
Sheila Finch
Karen Joy Fowler
Ty Franck
Michael Jan Friedman
Gregory Frost

Yasmine Galenorn
Charles E. Gannon
Cate Gardner
R. S. A. Garcia
Chris Gerrib
Laura Anne Gilman
Max Gladstone
Steven Gould
Robert Greenberger
Daryl Gregory
Lev Grossman
Sally Wiener Grotta
Peadar Ó. Guilín
James Gunn

Joe Haldeman
Merrie Haskell
John Hemry
Howard V. Hendrix
Christina Henry
Jim C. Hines
M. K. Hobson
Sarah Hoyt
Matthew Hughes
Walter H. Hunt
Faith Hunter
Kameron Hurley

Elaine Isaak
Victoria Janssen

N. K. Jemisin
Kij Johnson
Howard Andrew Jones

Anna Kashina
Eliska Kimbriel
Alethea Kontis
Ted Kosmatka
Nancy Kress

Mur Lafferty
Jay Lake
Stina Leicht
Karen Lord
James Lovegrove

Jonathan Maberry
David Mack
Nick Mamatas
Lisa Mantchev
Gail Z. Martin
Lee Martindale
James Maxey
Jack McDevitt
Heather McDougal
Jon McGoran
Seanan McGuire
Will McIntosh
Juliet E. McKenna
Emmie Mears
Christie Meierz
Melissa Mickelsen
Steve Miller
Judith Moffet
TL Morganfield
Sunny Moraine
Eugene Myers

Linda Nagata
Mark Nelson
Larry Niven

Peter V. Orullian

Joshua Palmatier
John A. Pitts
Gareth L. Powell
Tim Pratt

Mike Resnick
Alastair Reynolds
Jason Ridler
Judson Roberts
Shauna S. Roberts
Rebecca Roland
Aaron Rosenberg
Diana Rowland
Jamie Rubin

Sofia Samatar
Karl Schroeder
Mike Shevdon
Douglas Smith
Bud Sparhawk
Angelia Sparrow
Allen Steele
Jennifer Stevenson
S. M. Stirling
Michael Swanwick

Howard Tayler
Bruce Taylor
Lavie Tidhar
Mark Tiedemann
E. Catherine Tobler
Patrick S. Tomlinson
Brad Torgersen
Ian Tregillis
Harry Turtledove

Michael Underwood

Genevieve Valentine
Jim Van Pelt
Kim Vandervort
Carrie Vaugn
Michael Ventrella

David Walton
Dan Wells
Jaye Wells
Martha Wells
Chuck Wendig
Ysabeau S. Wilce
Walter Jon Williams
Liz Williams
Gregory A. Wilson
Leona Wisoker

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