Kristina Pérez Participating in WDU’s Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Virtual Conference This Week

This coming week, Kristina Pérez will be participating in the Writers Digest’s Annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Virtual Conference! Specifically, this event…

  • Writing Secondary Characters Who Steal the Show by Kristina Pérez
    In this one-hour session, Kristina Pérez will guide you through the process of developing your own compelling secondary characters

Pre-registration is required for this even. Full details can be found on the WDU website.

Craig Laurence Gidney Black History Month Event in Two Weeks!

In two weeks, on February 23rd (Tuesday), Craig Laurance Gidney will be taking part in an online event with P. Djèlí Clark: ‘Writing Between Genres’. The Zoom event will be hosted by the Sturgis Library

We will discuss working across genres, what challenges that presents, writing and reading tips, and much much more. The authors will also read from their work. a live Q and A will follow.

If you would like to take part in the event, which will start at 6:30pm EST, email

Ben Aaronovitch on the Cover WRITE ON! Magazine!

Just a quick heads-up that Ben Aaronovitch is on the cover of the next issue of WRITE ON! Magazine, which is out tomorrow! Published by Pen to Print, the issue is available free from their website.

Ben’s feature is What’s Your Story?, in which he discusses London, urban fantasy, and ‘why joy and resilience are at the heart of his writing’.

Ben is the author of the critically-acclaimed, internationally bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers Of London series. The latest novel, FALSE VALUE, is the eighth in the series. There are also two novellas set in the world (with a third on the way!), and eight comic collections.

The novels and novellas are published in the UK by Gollancz. The novels are published in North America by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-); the novellas are published by Subterranean Press. The comics (co-authored with Andrew Cartmel) are published in the UK and in North America by Titan Comics. All of the books are available in a growing number of translated editions around the world. (Check out Ben’s author page for more details on other international editions.)

John Berlyne Interviewed at NCWGF…

A couple of months ago, John Berlyne was interviewed at the National Creative Writing Graduate Fair. In the interview John talked about the importance of doing your research when looking for agents: he is ‘looking for professional people who are serious about what they want to do.’ Check out the clip, above.

The NCWGF is an annual event for aspiring writers, where they can ‘meet with literary agents, attend workshops and panel discussions run by publishing professionals, and meet like-minded writers from the North and beyond.’

Tomorrow: Louise Buckley Speaking at London Writers’ Cafe

Tomorrow evening, Louise Buckley — Zeno’s newest junior agent — will be attending an event at London’s Writers’ Cafe!

‘In Conversation: Agent Louise Buckley on opening pages’ will take place at The Perserverance in London, from 6:45-9:30pm. Full details for the event can be found here.