Flyaway interview — New Books Network

Flyaway is out in less than a month! That means there’s still time to preorder it

In the meantime, here is a podcast interview I did with Gabrielle Mathieu on the New Books Network podcast.

It does have some slight high-level spoilers, so be warned, and it was a lovely conversation, although the time-lag on Skype made it difficult to not talk over each other!

Two interviews and a review!

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Nerds of a Feather interview

The lovely Andrea Johnson of Nerds of a Feather interviewed me about Flyaway, about which she also said, “There is so much art-thought behind Flyaway, that at times I have to talk about the novella as a piece of fiction, and at other times I have to talk about it as a piece of art that is separate from a plotline.” Which, as an artist, was lovely to hear. But she also said nice things about it as a book, too!

Interview: Kathleen Jennings, author of Flyaway.

Coode Street Podcast

Jonathan Strahan chatted with me for the Coode Street Podcast’s Ten Minutes With series:

Ten Minutes with Kathleen Jennings.

In it, with occasional external disruptions, we “discuss reading and working in the time of the pandemic, the comfort of regency romances, illustrating The Tallow Wife, watching Hamish Macbeth, her new short novel Flyaway, and much more.”

You can listen through that link, or on your preferred podcast app. We talked about books and projects old and new — and then kept on talking for quite a while afterwards. It’s been too long between running into each other in conventions.

There are lots (lots) of great interviews on Coode Street. I recommend checking them out.

Quick Sips Reviews

Charles Payseur of Quick Sips Reviews took a look at the latest two issues of Strange Horizons, including my story “The Present Only Toucheth Thee“.

Quick Sips – Strange Horizons 06/01/2020 & 06/08/2020

As a reader, I’ve been developing a liking, lately, for reviews that are thoughtful appreciations —they are themselves often lovely pieces of writing, they deepen my liking for stories I’ve read, and frequently drive me to read others I might not have (and give me ideas). And as a writer it is of course gratifying to read a considered response to even such a short story.

(Charles also reviewed “The Heart of Owl Abbas” after that came out: Quick Sips – Tor dot com April 2018.)

Corella — two interviews

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As part of the blog tour for Corella Press‘s launch of their first two publications, I (as illustrator) was interviewed by two lovely review blogs:

The Book Muse (blog; twitter) — Corella Press Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Jennings

Genie In A Book (blog; twitter) — A glimpse into the life of an illustrator – Interview with Kathleen Jennings

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Locus Interview – Raised by Wolves, & ABC interview

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When I was at World Fantasy in November, I was interviewed by Liza Trombi of Locus Magazine. The interview is out in this month’s edition, and look at that line-up — I respect all these artists hugely. Charles Vess is one of my artist heroes and inspirations and his interview is online: Narrative Impulse (the Singer Sewing Machine story always sounds like something out of O’Henry).

And before I left, Rhianna Patrick of the ABC interviewed me for her segment, and that is online here (full disclosure: I’d just thrown out my back and was on painkillers).

Bambi in the Jungle

Michael Mackenzie of ABC Radio National interviewed Kim Wilkins, Namila Benson and me about the curse of distraction. It was live (argh) but the edited podcast is now up online. The federal government leadership spill happened halfway through and I had a deer-in-the-headlights moment, but those have now been removed so you can pretend this all takes place in a calm and stable environment.

Are distractions stifling our creativity?

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-distracted-are-we/10113730

Light Grey Interview

I have a new desk, and an interview up at Light Grey Art Lab, about how I work, and new things I’ve been doing….

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Snapshot 2016: C’est moi

In which Tansy Rayner Roberts interviews me as part of the Australian SF Snapshot Project (which has some fabulous interviews).

 

2016 Snapshot: Kathleen Jennings

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