Ann Marston discusses new YA novel, Diamonds in Black Sand

June 1, 2017, a new YA fantasy releases from Ann Marston, author of the much-beloved The Rune Blades of Celi series Diamonds in Black Sand. Ann took time to discuss this engaging new novel from her home in Alberta, Canada. LS: You return to your first love with this story by way of cultural influence, that of Scottish sensibilities. What is it about the culture that draws you, that feeds your imagination? AM: Scotland—its people, its landscapes, its culture,…

Timothy Gwyn discusses forthcoming novel, Avians

In which author, Timothy Gwyn, discusses the creative process for his forthcoming YA novel, Avians. LJS: What was the inspiration for Avians? Was it a concept, an action, place or person, or something quite other? TG: I wanted to take aviation in a greener direction. I asked the question, “What would aviation look like on a world that burned no fossil fuels?” Gliders and solar-powered airships were the core elements of the story, and everything else…

Launch of The Great Sky

Come out to the launch of D.G. Laderoute’s latest novel, The Great Sky! The first time Piper Preach died he was ten years old. But the Anishnaabe spirits thought otherwise. Now, six year later, Piper struggles with the hard realities of life in a big city. The ancient ways of his people are a distant memory. But the spirits aren’t done with him. Pulled into their bizarre world, the place the Anishnaabe call The Great…