Interview with Sarah Chorn (Bookworm Blues)

Welcome to the fortieth in this series of interviews. It’s just before dawn and I’m waiting to meet blogger Sarah Chorn of Bookworm Blues in perhaps the only brief window of availability in her incredibly busy life. Sarah is a freelance writer and editor, a semi-pro nature photographer, world traveler, three-time cancer survivor, and mom… Continue reading Interview with Sarah Chorn (Bookworm Blues)

Interview with Rob Bedford (SFFWorld,, SF Signal)

This afternoon I’ll be lumbering around looking for rare sunlight together with the original Blogosaurus, Rob Bedford. Rob’s been at the blogging gig since dinosaurs roamed the earth (one of his many college nicknames was actually Dinosaur Bedford in a reference to The Tick). He’s been participating in the online genre community/fandom since joining SFFWorld… Continue reading Interview with Rob Bedford (SFFWorld,, SF Signal)

Interview with Dave Robison (Roundtable Podcast)

My guest today is Dave Robison, founder and host of the Roundtable Podcast. SCy-Fy: How do you prepare for a show, Dave? DR: Each episode of the RTP starts with a “creageous” (creative and courageous) Guest Writer submitting a request to be on the show. Part of the Guest Query form includes a list of authors/editors… Continue reading Interview with Dave Robison (Roundtable Podcast)

Interview with Podcaster Paul Weimer

My guest today is genre reader, writer and podcaster Paul Weimer. SCy-Fy: Paul, you are involved in a wide variety of podcasts. How do you ensure that you are always well prepared? PW: Research, Research, Research. If I am on Skiffy and Fanty and we’re talking to an author, I’ve read the book and thought about… Continue reading Interview with Podcaster Paul Weimer

Interview with Jason Sizemore (Apex Magazine)

For today’s interview, we return to the world of science fiction and fantasy magazines. I’ll be talking with Jason Sizemore, the owner of Apex Publications and editor-in-chief of the Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. SCy-Fy: Jason, tell me about a typical day working on the magazine. JS: I read three or four submissions a day. That… Continue reading Interview with Jason Sizemore (Apex Magazine)

Interview with Charles Christian (Urban Fantasist)

My guest today is Charles Christian, the publisher of the Urban Fantasist blog, which is also the home of Urban Fantasist Publishing and the Grievous Angel poetry and flash fiction webzine. Visit or or – they’ll all take you to the same place! He is also the author of three SFF&H books… Continue reading Interview with Charles Christian (Urban Fantasist)

Interview with Tom Merritt (Sword & Laser)

Welcome to another interview with the people behind the SFF sites. Today I’m talking to Tom Merritt of Sword & Laser, a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club, video show and podcast. Tom also works on a daily podcast called Daily Tech News Show. SCy-Fy: How do you prepare for a Sword & Laser show,… Continue reading Interview with Tom Merritt (Sword & Laser)

Interview with SciFiChick

My guest today is Angela from SCy-Fy: First up – how did all this come about, Angela? SFC: I loved Star Wars as a child, but fell in love with science fiction when Star Trek: The Next Generation aired. So, yes, I was a geek in high school. Though, considering I run my own… Continue reading Interview with SciFiChick

Interview with Mieneke van der Salm (A Fantastical Librarian)

Today I’ll be talking to Mieneke van der Salm, the blogger behind A Fantastical Librarian. Mieneke works as an information specialist at a university library. In her free time she aims to create her own library at home and, together with her husband, raise two little geek girls. She blogs about her reading adventures at… Continue reading Interview with Mieneke van der Salm (A Fantastical Librarian)

Interview with Christopher J Garcia (Drink Tank, Journey Planet, Klaus at Gunpoint)

Welcome to another of my series of interviews with the people behind the science fiction and fantasy blogs and zines. My guest today is Christopher J Garcia, co-editor of The Drink Tank (Hugo winner for Best Fanzine in 2011, and 7-time nominee) with James Bacon and Vanessa Applegate, Journey Planet with James Bacon and various others… Continue reading Interview with Christopher J Garcia (Drink Tank, Journey Planet, Klaus at Gunpoint)