Category: Interviews

Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou

December 8th, 2016 by

Natalia Theodoridou is the author of this week’s story, “The Tunnel.” She is a Media & Cultural Studies scholar based in the United Kingdom. Her strange stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and elsewhere. Occasionally, she tweets as @natalia_theodor. This interview was conducted in November 2016 via email. Kerstin Hall: “The Tunnel” is your […]

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Author Interview: Veve Jaffa

October 13th, 2016 by

Veve Jaffa is creative director at award-winning transmedia games studio Peardrum, producing interactive installations and playful art experiences exhibited around the world. Specializing in narrative design, FMV games and VR experiences, Veve’s work focuses on resurrecting and repurposing old and forgotten media as a basis for technical and emotional experimentation. Veve is the author of […]

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Christopher Brendel

Game Designer Interview: Christopher Brendel

September 1st, 2016 by

Christopher Brendel is an author and game designer dedicated to producing strong story-based titles. He is the owner of Unimatrix Productions, a couple-run independent game studio that has produced a platform for creating interactive fiction—Storycentric Worlds—as well as several adventure games.  This interview was conducted via email in August 2016.      Devi Acharya: To begin, tell […]

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Rick Stemm -- Heroic Games

Author Interview: Rick Stemm

August 18th, 2016 by

Heroic Games is a San Antonio game design and media company founded in 2015 by Rick Stemm. Their first project, Heroes Must Die, combines interactive theater and gameplay to create an epic transmedia tale based on the tropes of classic RPGs. The game is currently available for free on Steam, and more information about the […]

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Author Interview: Marie Vibbert

August 11th, 2016 by

Marie Vibbert is an IT professional from Cleveland, Ohio.  She is a member of the Cleveland science fiction writing workshop, The Cajun Sushi Hamsters, attended Clarion in 2013, and joined the SFWA in 2014.  She has ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and plays for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football […]

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Author Interview: M. Darusha Wehm

May 24th, 2016 by

Darusha Wehm is originally from Canada, but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing around the Pacific. As M. Darusha Wehm she’s published five science fiction novels and many short stories. Without the M. she writes mainstream fiction. Find out more at http://darusha.ca. This interview was conducted via email. […]

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Author Interview: Lisa Shininger

March 17th, 2016 by

A book-loving space nerd, Lisa Shininger hosts the Apex Magazine and Bossy Britches podcasts and reviews short fiction for Luna Station Quarterly. Despite their best efforts to convince her otherwise, she is also a Cleveland Browns fan. You can yell with her about pop culture (and everything else) at @ohseafarer. Kerstin Hall: Dinosaurs or robots? Lisa Shininger: Dinosaurs, […]

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Interview: Jean Leggett of One More Story Games

March 4th, 2016 by

Jean Leggett is co-founder and director of One More Story Games. She is situated in Canada and makes a lot of jokes about dumplings. This interview took place over Skype.   Kerstin Hall: Let’s start with the basics. When was One More Story Games founded? Jean Leggett: OMSG was founded in July 2013, incorporated in […]

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Author Interview: Cat Manning

January 21st, 2016 by

Cat Manning is a writer and editor primarily based in Los Angeles. Her interests include interactive fiction, translation, speculative fiction, and she is one dissertation away from receiving her Ph.D. in English Literature. She can be found on Twitter and on WordPress. She is the author of this week’s story, Invasion. This interview was conducted via […]

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Caleb Wilson

Author Interview: Caleb Wilson

December 19th, 2015 by

Caleb Wilson’s non-­interactive stories have appeared in Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. He has also written interactive fiction including HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, Starry Seeksorrow, and Six Gray Rats Crawl Up The Pillow. He can be found online at Tumblr and Twitter. He and his wife live in Illinois. He is […]

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Author Interview: Adam Cadre

November 19th, 2015 by

Adam Cadre is responsible for the stuff at adamcadre.ac, which includes interactive and conventional fiction, the Lyttle Lytton Contest, online comics, podcasts, music, essays on various topics, and he believes there is a picture of Scooby-Doo dunking a basketball in there somewhere. This interview was conducted by email in November 2015. Devi Acharya: How did you […]

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Author Interview: Hannah Powell-Smith

November 12th, 2015 by

Hannah Powell-Smith is the author of Aquarium and this week’s story, swept up. She lives in Norwich with her wife, Fay, and three-month-old son, Alistair. With Fay, she has produced three NPC mods for Baldur’s Gate 2: Nathaniel, the Luxley Family and Faren. This interview was conducted by instant message in November 2015.     Kerstin […]

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Author Interview: Ryan Veeder

November 5th, 2015 by

Ryan Veeder is the author of Taco Fiction (1st place, IF Comp 2011), MOTORCYCLUS (scariest book currently extant), and The Ascent of the Gothic Tower (commissioned by StoryBundle). He produces a text adventure podcast with Jenni Polodna called Clash of the Type-Ins. He wrote this week’s story, The Horrible Pyramid. This interview was conducted in November by […]

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Author Interview: Autumn Nicole Bradley

October 29th, 2015 by

Autumn Nicole Bradley is a mercurial mixture of equal parts speculative fiction writer, game creator, and incorrigible polymath. Her Twine game “Player 2” appeared in Video Games for Humans, and her serial queer love story, Trash Romance, is available at trashmance.com. Follow her on Twitter @lifeinneon. This interview was conducted by email in October 2015.   Devi […]

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Author Interview: Chandler Groover

October 22nd, 2015 by

Chandler Groover is a New York-based author of both novels and interactive fiction. His work includes the novels What Happened at Heath-Cliff Hall and Finnian’s Fiddle, as well as the games Hunting Unicorn and Toby’s Nose. This interview took place by instant messenger on 7 October 2015.   Kerstin Hall: In addition to your interactive fiction, […]

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Artist Interview: Elena Distefano

October 15th, 2015 by

Elena recently graduated from Loughborough University (UK) with a degree in Illustration and is pursuing a career as a freelance illustrator. She specializes in dark imagery and works in traditional media such as graphite and acrylic paint. This year she was selected as a winner of YCN Pan Macmillan’s brief to recreate the cover for […]

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