Samantha Warren, Author of The Risen King


On December 30th, indie author Samantha Warren released her most recent novel, The Risen King. The Risen King is the third and final book in the Risen King trilogy. The first book, The Iron Locket, is available as a free eBook. Why not download it and see if you like it? Here’s the short blurb for The Risen King: In an ... Read More »

Interview with Ashley Cope, Creator of Webcomic Unsounded

We had the chance recently to sit down with the creator of the fantastic webcomic Unsounded, Ms. Ashley Cope! Read on to find out about Unsounded‘s origins, the truth behind pymary, the delight of writing villains, and more. . . Hello there and welcome to the Ranting Dragon! Now, for those of us for whom Google is a mystery, please tell ... Read More »

Interview with Anne Sowards, Editor of Ace and Roc

During last year’s New York Comic Con, Garrett sat down with Anne Sowards, executive editor of Penguin’s speculate imprints Ace and Roc. We’ve been sitting on the interview for a while, but since Sowards is the editor for Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files, among other things, this seemed like the perfect time to share it with you. If you’re a ... Read More »

Interview with Chris McGrath, Cover Artist

A couple of years ago, after the cover art to Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story was announced and I subsequently fell in love with it, I tracked down the artist to ask about the possibility of getting a print. That artist was none other than Chris McGrath—who I then had the pleasure to meet in person at New York Comic Con ... Read More »

Interview with Fred Hicks, Co-President of Evil Hat Productions, LLC

What with this being our Dresden Mania bonanza-fest and all, and with the graphic novels and television show getting some coverage, I thought it Right™ and Good™ that the Dresden Files Roleplaying Game (DFRPG) get some lovin’, too. And to that end, I lined up an interview with a friend of mine: Fred Hicks (Awesome Dude With Purple Hair™ in the banner ... Read More »

Interview with Peter V. Brett, Author of The Demon Cycle

Peter V. Brett is one of my favorite authors. I absolutely loved the first two novels in his Demon Cycle, The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, as well as the novella Brayan’s Gold. Therefore, I was absolutely thrilled when he agreed to this interview. I sat down, notepad in front of me, pen in my hands… And couldn’t think ... Read More »

Interview with Adam Christopher

Adam Christopher is the debut author of Empire State, an ambitious parallel world, science fiction, detective noir standalone novel released in early January 2012. Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving an advance copy of Empire State and found it to be a fast-paced, exciting and unique read complete with memorable characters, a fascinating setting, and near-endless plot twists. The next logical ... Read More »

Guest Blog by Kameron Hurley: "Stories From Another Country"

This December, the wonderful people at Night Shade Books are hosting a holiday countdown, encompassing a wide variety of articles by Night Shade authors, giveaways, and excerpts around the blogosphere. Today is the third day in the countdown, and we have been given the honor to host not only an exclusive excerpt from Infidel, but a guest blog by its ... Read More »

Interview with Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker trilogy

I had the privilege of meeting Kate Elliott last year when she visited Australia for WorldCon 68. Meeting Kate and attending that convention opened my eyes to some of the issues that face genre writers (beyond the need to produce quality stories). It’s a privilege to interview her on behalf of The Ranting Dragon in light of the release of Cold ... Read More »

Interview with Rhiannon Hart, author of Blood Song

Rhiannon Hart is an Australian debut author whose first novel, Blood Song, was recently released by Random House Australia. Blood Song is the first in the Lharmell trilogy and is aimed at a young adult audience. After I was lucky enough to read a review copy of this enjoyable novel, I sought to get to know a little more about ... Read More »