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!

Rarely not talking

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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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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Introducing Team Mist: Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks is the fifth member of Light Grey Art Lab‘s 2016 Iceland Residency: Team Mist to volunteer to be introduced. Previous interviews are all linked on this post: Iceland.

K: What lights you up about what you do?

Lana: I enjoy trying to figure out shapes and patterns and new way to build forms. I spend a lot of time researching so it makes me feel like I am unwrapping mysteries. I started out as an illustrator so I still like to bring some narrative into the works as well.

K: Do you have an example?

Lana: Snake oil was a piece for an exhibit called Zealots Elixir at Modern Eden, It was my first attempt at a snake skeleton. Each vertebrae is 7 individual pieces of fabric so it is a pretty good example of translating the flat to the 3D.

 

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

 

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

K: And where can we find you online?

Lana: I am at www.lanacrooks.com and @lanacrooks on Instagram

Introducing Team Mist: Betsy Bauer

Betsy Bauer is the fourth member of Light Grey Art Lab‘s 2016 Iceland Residency: Team Mist to volunteer to be introduced. Previous interviews are all linked on this post: Iceland.

K: What lights you up about what you do?

Betsy: I think creating concept artwork for animation is particularly exciting because you see your ideas realized by other artists.  It’s so rewarding to see a character or prop that I have designed translated into 3D by the modeling and surfacing departments.  Animation is such a collaborative medium!

K: Do you have an example?

Betsy: This isn’t really a great example of what I’m talking about because it’s hard to show that, but I do really like this image. :).

by Betsy Bauer

by Betsy Bauer

K: And where can we find you online?

Betsy: betsybauerART.com

Gobbolino interview

I have been interviewed in connection with my illustrations for the forthcoming Utz Publishing edition of Ursula Moray Williams’ classic book Gobbolino, the Witch’s Cat.

The interview features behind-the-scenes sketches, including the L’Oreal Toad and a too-pretty sea-witch.

Interview with Kathleen Jennings, illustrator of Gobbolino, The Witch’s Cat.

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Introducing Team Mist: Jared Tuttle

Jared Tuttle is the third member of Light Grey Art Lab‘s 2016 Iceland Residency: Team Mist to volunteer to be introduced! Previous interviews are all linked on this post: Iceland.

Jared Tuttle

Jared Tuttle

K: What lights you up about what you do?

Jared: What I enjoy most about my work is the feeling I get from seeing my vision come to life and take shape on paper.
K: Do you have an example?
Jared: I’ve attached an image of me working on a piece that I suppose could fit with the above response (ink, graphite, and gold leaf on claybord)

Jared Tuttle: Sphinx work in progress

Jared Tuttle: Sphinx work in progress

K: Where can we find you?

Jared: www.jared-tuttle.com