Author Interviews

Jeffe Kennedy Q&A Part 2

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) board president Jeffe Kennedy is a hybrid author of Fantasy and Romance novels, who has won the prestigious RITA® Award from Romance Writers of America (RWA) and was finaled twice. She has received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award.

Fantasy and Romance author Jeffe Kennedy graciously shared her advice for aspiring novelists in Part 1 of our Q&A. Now, in Part 2, we asked the prolific author’s perspective on self-publishing, the growing—and potentially extremely lucrative—market for writers, particularly in the genre or popular fiction space.  

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Jeffe Kennedy Q&A Part 1

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author of Fantasy and Romance who has won the prestigious RITA® Award from Romance Writers of America (RWA) and was finaled twice. Kennedy’s works include novels, non-fiction, poetry, and short fiction.

Some genre authors write a book a year, others can barely manage to squeeze out a book every half-decade. Then, there are authors like current Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Board President Jeffe Kennedy who are—to put it mildly—prolific. 

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Attachments by Jeff Arch

As a genre fiction publication created by—and for!—Emerson College students and alums, nothing gives us more pleasure than celebrating the literary achievements of our peers. This week at Page Turner Magazine, we’re taking a break from judging submissions to highlight a novel written by one of our college’s distinguished graduates, Academy Award-nominated Jeff Arch.

Usually you hear of people making the leap from page to screen, but Arch has done the reverse—more than 28 years after penning the screenplay for the beloved hit rom-com, Sleepless in Seattle, the Emerson College alum (Class of ’76) published his first novel, Attachments, in May.

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Interview with Adelle Young

By Anna Chalmers

About the Author:

Adelle Yeung is a fantasy author, voice actor, and digital artist. When she’s not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures.  She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.

Like the majority of us lucky people in the thick of a global pandemic, fantasy novelist Adelle Yeung is stuck in some sort of limbo. 

“I am represented by a literary agent now, so I have some know-how on what the process to traditional publication is like, even if I don’t have a deal yet,” said Yeung, whose works include the young adult fantasy adventure series, The Cycle of the Six Moons.

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An Interview with James May

James L. May holds an MFA from Florida International University, along with a BA from Cornell University. He grew up in New Jersey, has lived in Miami and New Orleans, and now resides in New York City. His short fiction has appeared in Tigertail, and he has reviewed fiction for The Florida Book Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine and New Orleans Review.

I had the pleasure of interviewing James L. May, a historical fiction writer who just recently published his very first novel, The Body Outside the Kremlin, this year. I actually got a chance to meet James at a wedding a little more than a year back, and we talked about his book while it was still in the final stages of publication. He was so excited about his publisher spending the extra dough on getting the gold leaf embossed cover. Talking with him now, now that his book has completed its marketing cycle, it’s been enlightening and reassuring to see where reality and expectations align. —Michael Hamilton

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