TalkCast 315 – Books For YA & Middle Grades

Jenise Aminoff & Susan Jane Bigelow join us to discuss the craziness that is the Kickstarter of their new books The Witch’s Kitchen and The Demon Girl’s Song.

Jennise AminoffJenise talks about her secret identity, Dianna Sanchez , and why she feels it’s so important to use it. This is her debut novel. She also shares details about being a an MIT alumna, her time as an editor of New Myths magazine, teaching science in the Boston Public Schools and her Preschool Chef cooking class for children ages 3-5

Susan Jane Bigelow is a fiction writer, political columnist, and

Susan Jane Bigelowlibrarian. She mainly writes science fiction and fantasy novels, most notably the Extrahuman Union series from Book Smugglers Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine’s “Queers Destroy Science Fiction” issue, and the Lamba Award-winning “The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard,” among others.

The discussion wandered as it usually does to talk about their writing styles, the importance of young readers, The Locus Awards, the importance of diversity in writers and subject matter, how they work and their affiliation with Dreaming Robot Press. It’s a refreshing conversation with 2 very literate and entertaining authors.


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