Janice Blaine

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Urban Green Man Anthology (co-editor/illustrator/designer)
Genre: Urban Fantasy Anthology from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

Quick description: The Urban Green Man is a collection of 31 short stories and poems from an international cast of authors that explore the myth of the Green Man in contemporary society. Edited by Adria Laycraft and Janice Blaine. Introduction by Charles de Lint.

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Brief biography:
Janice Blaine is an Aurora nominated artist working out of Calgary, Alberta. Throughout her career, she has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from pre-production animation to design and illustration of children’s books. She is co-editor and illustrator of The Urban Green Man Anthology, and her illustrations have appeared on the covers of numerous books and magazines. Her most recent illustrated book, The Funny Farm written by Gordon R. Perry, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Book in the Children’s Interest category. She currently works as the Production Manager of EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

Links to buy Janice’s book:
Urban Green Man website
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing catalogue

Janice’s promo links:
Painter’s Block Studio website
Urban Green Man Anthology website

What are you working on now?
I’m currently illustrating several self-published children’s books which are due to be released later this year. I also have ongoing personal paintings that I post in progress on my website at the following link:
http://www.paintersblock.com/worksinprogress.htm

Janice’s reading recommendation:
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Janice’s co-editor on The Green Man Anthology, Adria Laycraft, was previously featured on Reading Recommendations.

Suzanne Church

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My story, “Fun Sucker” appears in Urban Green Man published by EDGE SF&F. My collection Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction will be released from EDGE in spring 2014.
urbangreenman_COVERQuick description:
“Fun Sucker” is a twitter feed of the gods. I tried to imagine an urban version of the Green Man, who had a cell phone in his hand and a Prius and Blue Box in his garage.

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Elements contains over 20 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror short stories, including several new to the collection.

Brief biography:
Suzanne Church juggles her time between throwing her characters to the lions and chillin’ like a villain with her two teenaged sons. She writes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror because she enjoys them all and hates to play favorites. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Cicada and On Spec, and in several anthologies including Urban Green Man and When the Hero Comes Home 2. Her collection of short fiction, Elements will be released in the spring of 2014 from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

Links to buy Suzanne’s book:
Urban Green Man

Suzanne’s promo links:
Website
Blog
Twitter
Facebook

What are you working on now?
I’m working on the publicity for Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction, that was published in spring of 2014 from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

I’m shopping two novels, Flight and The Magic Storm.

I’m always submitting short stories as well.

Suzanne’s reading recommendation:
Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther

Adria Laycraft

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Urban Green Man, an urban fantasy anthology from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy

Quick description: Urban Green Man is a collection of short stories that explores the idea of the Green Man myth brought into modern times … what would happen if he woke and saw what we’d done to the planet?

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Brief biography:
Adria Laycraft is a grateful member of IFWA and a proud survivor of the Odyssey Writers Workshop. She co-edited Urban Green Man, which launched in August of 2013. Look for her stories in Tesseracts 16, Neo-opsis, On-Spec, James Gunn’s Ad Astra, Hypersonic Tales, DKA Magazine, and In Places Between. Author of Be a Freelance Writer Now, Adria lives in Calgary with her husband and son.

Links to buy Adria’s book:
Urban Green Man Website

Adria’s promo links:
Website
Facebook
The Write Initiative

What are you working on now?
I am writing a novel about a young woman who is psychic and fighting it. She just wants to be normal – until her sister is burned to death in a bullying incident gone completely wrong.

Adria’s reading recommendation:
Michelle Sagara’s Silence is a fabulous read, and I’m looking forward to the sequel, Touch.

Adria’s co-editor on The Green Man Anthology, Janice Blaine, has also been featured on Reading Recommendations.