Interview: Heart of Mist author Helen Scheuerer talks YA fiction, fantasy worldbuilding, and fierce female heroines

This interview was originally published by The AU Review on 30/06/17

Flashing back to an interview I did almost two years ago (!!!) with Oremere Chronicles author Helen Scheuerer. With the final book due out later this year, I thought it would be fun to revisit our chats from 2017 and 2018, and hopefully give you all a little nudge to get caught up on this gorgeous YA fantasy series.

I’ll post up the second interview tomorrow.

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Interview: Highway Bodies author Alison Evans talks representation, non-binary teens, and a very Aussie apocalypse

This interview was originally published by The AU Review on 21/02/19

Highway Bodies, the second novel from author Alison Evans, hit bookstore shelves earlier this month. I had the chance to chat to the writer about their latest work, a unique slice of Aussie YA fiction, which pits a diverse group of teens against seemingly impossible, zombie-riddled odds.

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Interview: Author Raymond A. Villareal gives us the lowdown on his debut novel, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

This interview was originally published by The AU Review on 08/06/18

A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising isn’t your everyday horror novel. Presented as an oral history, it’s a chilling mix of witness statements, legal documents, and interviews, and it should come as no surprise that the film rights have already been snapped up by Fox and 21 Laps, the team behind Stranger Things.

I had the chance to chat to author Raymond A. Villareal about his unique take on the genre, the vampire classics that inspired him, and the unnerving, real-life questions at the heart of the novel.

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