How I Live Now, by Natalie Schermer
Warning – How I Live Now spoilers ahead! Some years ago, I was introduced to Meg Rosoff through her novel Just in Case, which I liked so much that I’m afraid to revisit it for fear of ruining my memory of it. Soon after, I read her novel How I Live Now (2004), the story […]
Slow and Steady Wins the Race, by Clare Dugmore
Growing up, one of my favorite Aesop’s fables was The Tortoise and the Hare. The moral “Slow and Steady Wins the Race,” really stood out for me, because, although I was as smart as the other kids, I wasn’t as fast. My handwriting wasn’t great, so I took my time with it to make sure […]
Folklore Friday Author Spotlight: Krystalyn Drown, by Clare Dugmore
As Folklore Friday rolls into it’s third week, we interview the second of our own authors, Krystalyn Drown, the talent behind the amazing young-adult urban-fantasy Legasea. Thanks for joining us, Krystalyn. Let’s get this interview started … Did you always intend to write about selkies? Was Legasea always supposed to have the folklore side to it? Legasea […]
Friday Reads, by Clare Dugmore
Last week we shared what the CQ team have been reading, in our first Friday Reads post. This week it’s the turn of our fantastic authors. Here’s what some of them have been reading recently. If you’ve read any of the books mentioned, feel free to leave your non-spoiler thoughts, and of course please add […]
Book Blog Spotlight: Lines from the Master, by Ann Noser, by Clare Dugmore
Last month we hosted the blog tour for Ann Noser’s new-adult urban-fantasy How To Date Dead Guys, to much success. Unfortunately, a couple of guest posts were not used, and instead of them going unshared, we’ve found a home for them right here on the CQ site. The first post, Lines from the Master, is […]
Neil Gaiman and American Gods, by Natalie Schermer
I don’t know why it took me so long to really truly get in to Neil Gaiman. It definitely wasn’t a love-at-first-read situation; I didn’t pick up one of his novels and subsequently read all the rest I could get my hands on. Rather, my relationship with Gaiman has turned out to be much slower, […]
Don’t Be The Ol’ Gil of Social Media, by Clare Dugmore
If you’ve watched The Simpsons you’ll be familiar with the character Gil Gunderson, a down on his luck salesman who is always trying to get the Simpson family to buy his latest product. Normally by shoving it down their throats or desperately begging and pleading. If you’re an author on social media, you don’t want […]
Friday Reads, by Clare Dugmore
At the begging of the week, we shared what the CQ team have been listening to recently with Music Monday, now it’s time to see what we’ve been reading, with Friday Reads. If you’ve read any of the books mentioned, feel free to leave your non-spoiler thoughts, and of course please add recommendations of your […]
Folklore Friday Author Spotlight: Andrew Buckley, by Clare Dugmore
Folklore Friday continues as we interview one of our own authors, Andrew Buckley, the mastermind behind satirical-fairytale/ comedic-fantasy Stiltskin. Welcome to the site, Andrew. Let’s dive right into the questions … 1) Were you always intending to explore multiple fairy tales, or did that aspect of the book develop as you wrote? Have you always […]
Interview with Kaleidoscopic Productions’ Mike Robinson, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills recently had the pleasure of interviewing author-turned-video producer, Mike Robinson, whose Los Angeles New Media Film Festival award nominated company Kaleidoscopic Productions, is offering quality book trailers at reasonable prices.   Thanks for joining us Mike. Could you start off by telling us a little bit about yourself and Kaleidoscopic Productions? I’ve been […]