Posts tagged: the hardest part

The Hardest Part: C.S. Fuqua on Rise Up

Posted on 2012-11-28 at 21:19 by montsamu

When Bull Spec opened for submissions in November 2009, I had no idea what to expect. Certainly not the avalanche of good stories which buried me for the better part of two years. But there's a fine line between a good story and one of those stories that I just had to publish, and the very first of these was "Rise Up" by C.S. Fuqua. (So early in fact that this was before there was even a "magazine", only a vague idea about publishing a story now and then.) Reading the story, listening to the music, I knew

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The Hardest Part: J.L. Hilton on Stellarnet Prince

Posted on 2012-11-21 at 17:20 by montsamu

Raleigh author J.L. Hilton's debut novel Stellarnet Rebel was published by Harlequin imprint Carina Press in January, with a release party at Tir Na Nog. A fitting place, as the space station at the center of the novel contains an Irish Pub and one of the book's protagonists, Genny O'Riordan, well, you can probably guess by the name. (Also, there's a certain shortage of local Glin establishments, though that's more than understandable considering it is one of the alien races invented by Hilton for the book.

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The Hardest Part: Nathan Kotecki on The Suburban Strange

Posted on 2012-11-07 at 22:7 by montsamu

Durham author Nathan Kotecki's debut novel is a young adult urban fantasy novel The Suburban Strange [Goodreads | IndieBound], and he is as a self-described  "classic literature snob" who has never read Twilight or Harry Potter. Cue the contradictions? Maybe not, as you may learn in this week's "The Hardest Part". Writing outside the influence of these commercial juggernauts gave Kotecki some freedom to follow his own storytelling urges -- and also led to an interesting revision process both with his agent

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