47 min

Season 2. Episode 18: Cat Sparks & Rob Hood Secrets from the Green Room

    • Arts

Irma and Craig discuss inspirational quotes.

Then Craig chats to writing couple Cat Sparks and Rob Hood about whether there’s competition in a relationship when you’re both writers, how your book can be a sausage in the sausage factory, how hard it is as an editor to get what you want from a slush pile (because authors don’t read the freaking guidelines!). Also, the benefits of being published by small presses and having a supportive writing community, what constitutes a good writing day versus a bad writing day, and snobby big name authors in the green room!

About Cat
Cat Sparks is a writer of speculative fiction as well as an editor, graphic designer and photographer. She has run Agog! Press, an Australian independent press that produced ten anthologies of new speculative fiction from 2002–2008. She has won several Ditmar Awards and Aurealis awards for excellence in speculative fiction, and has published a bajillion short stories, two collections of her own work and a novel, Lotus Blue.
About Robert
Robert Hood is one of Australia's leading horror writers although his work often crosses genre into science fiction, fantasy and crime. He has published five young adult novels, four collections of his short fiction, an adult fantasy novel, fifteen children's books and over 120 short stories in anthologies and magazines. He has also co-edited many anthologies of horror and crime. He has won seven Ditmars and been nominated for six Aurealis Awards.

Irma and Craig discuss inspirational quotes.

Then Craig chats to writing couple Cat Sparks and Rob Hood about whether there’s competition in a relationship when you’re both writers, how your book can be a sausage in the sausage factory, how hard it is as an editor to get what you want from a slush pile (because authors don’t read the freaking guidelines!). Also, the benefits of being published by small presses and having a supportive writing community, what constitutes a good writing day versus a bad writing day, and snobby big name authors in the green room!

About Cat
Cat Sparks is a writer of speculative fiction as well as an editor, graphic designer and photographer. She has run Agog! Press, an Australian independent press that produced ten anthologies of new speculative fiction from 2002–2008. She has won several Ditmar Awards and Aurealis awards for excellence in speculative fiction, and has published a bajillion short stories, two collections of her own work and a novel, Lotus Blue.
About Robert
Robert Hood is one of Australia's leading horror writers although his work often crosses genre into science fiction, fantasy and crime. He has published five young adult novels, four collections of his short fiction, an adult fantasy novel, fifteen children's books and over 120 short stories in anthologies and magazines. He has also co-edited many anthologies of horror and crime. He has won seven Ditmars and been nominated for six Aurealis Awards.

47 min

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