Janine A. Southard

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Janine A. Southard writes and edits speculative fiction in between working on videogame projects. She's attended more than the average number of universities, which she claims is a FEATURE not a bug. ("Oxford educated, but Californian at heart;" she's also lived and traveled in Europe, the United States, and Japan.)

Currently, she lives in Seattle with a husband and a cat. The cat pretends to care about this.

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Interview with a SFWA Fantasy Author

If you read my blog, you already know a lot about the inner workings of my mind. Today, you’ll get the inner workings of someone else’s! Let’s have a warm welcome for L. Rowyn, author of The Moon Etherium. ::digital applause ensues::


Rowyn and I are both involved in the SFWA fantasy Storybundle—available till the end of this month—which is how I learned about her books.


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The absolutely most READABLE book I've read this year. The pacing was perfect, and the emotions were arc-y.

Only really lost a star because the ending was both predictable and way more action-focused than the rest of the book had been, which... I'd be
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I can't rate this book.

See, I liked the writing. It was quick and punchy and flowed neatly from scene to scene. As overplayed as amnesia stories are, I definitely enjoyed the way the main character figured out the answer to the age-old "who am I?" wh
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This book was initially described to me as "The Godfather, but in a fantasy world." And that is exactly what it is.

The family politics! The rival syndicates! The magic of jade!

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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Read this one for book club and felt largely "meh" about it.

In the first half the book, the characters are entirely unlikable. Eleanor is a judgemental jerk, and her new friend is the rudest person on the planet.

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“Without activity, padded rooms are kind of creepy.”
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“speculative fiction and reads it aloud to her cat. She’s story gamed a few times and hopes to someday make a tie-in game for this novel, but first she needs to finish writing”
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Lucinda Dear Janine,
Thanks so much for acepting my friendship request! Your books look really good and so i cannot wait to read & discover your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Janine Southard agata wrote: "I'm still not sure about the Nantucket triology. Is there anything in particular you liked about it and would recommend?"

I like the viciousness, and the modern people's interactions with the older ones.


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agata Thanks for the friend request. I'm still not sure about the Nantucket triology. Is there anything in particular you liked about it and would recommend?


Janine Southard I had to start sometime, and today is a good day for it! I'm going through my blog from last year, when I was good about reviewing books, and trying to update my Goodreads library.


Flannery Welcome, Janine!

If you have any questions about how the site works, let me know:) Also, I have Forever War on hold at the library. I'm sure I'll like it.

Happy reading!
Flann


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