The fourth title in the Magical Menageries anthology series is being released very soon. Before that happens let’s take a quick peek back at the interviews I conducted with the contributors of the last two titles — Corvidae and Scarecrow.
Corvidae Contributor Interviews:
Angela Slatter — “…they can be sinister and clownish at the same time.” Find out what she’s talking about here.
Kat Otis — Learn what Kat’s favourite shiny thing is in her Corvidae contributor interview.
Jane Yolen —What’s Jane’s favourite corvid? Spoiler: It’s not magpies!
C.S.E. Cooney — “I like birds. I don’t like them as pets. I like them as dinosaurs…” read the rest of that quote and more insights in Claire’s interview.
Mark Rapacz — Enjoy a sample of the amazing voice in Mark’s Corvidae story.
Megan Fennell — Discover what would make Megan Fennell (who contributed to both Corvidae and Scarecrow) invincible in this awesome interview.
Leslie Van Zwol — “I have a brief surge of courage before I decide courage is a bad idea and dive into a juniper bush…” There’s more to this excerpt, check out the interview to read it.
Adria Laycraft — If she were a corvid, Adria would make her nest from the feathers of her foe… and that’s only one of the interesting revelations in this interview.
Michael S. Pack — The thing about corvids Michael most wanted to highlight was the sound of their wings in flight. This, and more facts are included in his Corvidae interview.
Michael M. Rader — If he were a corvid what thing would Michael include in his nest just to be edgy?
M.L.D. Curelas — What corvid-y books (aside from Corvidae) would Margaret recommend you read?
Mike Allen — Find out what Mike thinks is shinier than a wickedly good story.
Megan Engelhardt — Discover what bird terrorized Megan as a child.
Laura VanArendonk Baugh — How did Laura’s day job as a trainer contribute to her Corvidae story?
Jane Yolen — Find out how Emily Dickinson is (totally tangentially) connected to scarecrows
Virginia Carraway Stark — How did Virginia’s grandmother inspire her Scarecrow story?
Holly Schofield — Holly’s story is on the long list for the Sunburst Award. Learn about how it came to be.
Kristina Wojtaszek — What would Kristina trade being able to move to know? The answer says an awful lot of good things about her.
Scott Burtness — A funny interview that includes burnt pizza, Predator and the human psyche.
Katherine Marzinsky — Find out how The Legend of Zelda is connected to Katherine’s Scarecrow story.
Andrew Bud Adams — What does an owl stuffed with crows have to do with Andrew Bud Adams?
Laura VanArendonk Baugh — What are some of the inanimate objects that annoy Laura the most?
Phew! That’s a lot of interviews. Whether you read them all or only click through to the author of your favourite stories, this peek behind the curtain is sure to offer further insight into the incredible tales between the covers of Scarecrow and Corvidae!
Rhonda Parrish is driven by the desire to do All The Things. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of Niteblade Magazine, is an Assistant Editor at World Weaver Press, and is the editor of several anthologies including, most recently, Sirens and C is for Chimera. In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been included or is forthcoming in dozens of publications including Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012 & 2015), and Mythic Delirium. Her website, updated weekly, is at rhondaparrish.com.