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Katya de Becerra

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Katya de Becerra is the author of genre-bending, critically acclaimed speculative novels, What The Woods Keep and Oasis. Her next book, When Ghosts Call Us Home, is forthcoming in 2023 with Page Street. Her short fiction appeared or is forthcoming in various anthologies and literary magazines. She is a co-editor of a curated horror anthology This Fresh Hell (Clan Destine Press, 2023) which reimagines old horror tropes in new and unexpected ways. Katya has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Melbourne; for the past ten years she’s been working in academia as an educator and researcher. You can keep up to date with Katya’s writing and updates through her
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Katya de Becerra I wanted to offer a new take on the familiar tropes in Young Adult urban fantasy by drawing on my undying love for physics, psychology and mythology! …moreI wanted to offer a new take on the familiar tropes in Young Adult urban fantasy by drawing on my undying love for physics, psychology and mythology! In particular, I wanted to explore what happens to the human nature in that moment of panic when our logic clashes with something that refuses to be explained or understood through our familiar lens. I’m a huge fan of David Lynch (and of “Lynchian logic”), but I also love Hayao Miyazaki, Labyrinth, and X- Files - and all of it influenced my writing and reasoning. I hope that What The Woods Keep leaves readers energized to explore the world around them, to keep an open mind, and to be true to themselves no matter what they are facing. I also very much enjoyed writing the strong friendship between two girls that’s at the core of this book! (less)
Katya de Becerra First, I take a step back and remind myself that it’s all mind over matter. Then I go someplace cool and quiet, make myself a cup of strong bitter cof…moreFirst, I take a step back and remind myself that it’s all mind over matter. Then I go someplace cool and quiet, make myself a cup of strong bitter coffee and think about the real reason behind my writer’s block de jour. Knowing more or less how my writing brain works now, I tend to get blocks when I, a). can’t decide on the style/voice of the book, and, b). get bogged down by some specific plot conundrum. If it’s the former, I go back to the drawing board, do a bit more research, and contemplate what I want this story to be and how I should tell it. And if it’s latter, I just move on to the next part in the story, but leave a little reminder for myself in-text to come back to this problem later on. Usually, I find that plot elements causing me the writer’s block agony get edited out in my first round of revision, anyway! (less)
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I have something really cool for you all today, dear readers!

It is a very special interview with a fellow YA author who is also an artist and whose stunning designs are making writerly hearts flutter with excitement and joy.

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I have a story in this one! (More like, it's a novelette since it's on the longer side of 'short'.) The tentative title is She's Come Undone...

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