Fri
Mar 2 2012 5:30pm

Introducing Beatrice: An App Full of Author Interviews

A frequent Tor.com contributor, Ron Hogan has been editing the literary site Beatrice since 1995. For almost as long the Internet has been around, Ron has been chatting with his favorite authors, discussing the craft of writing and all aspects of literary life with an ever-growing list of talented people, including genre giants like George R.R. Martin, Jonathan Lethem and Laurell  K. Hamilton, just to name a few.

Now he’s hoping to make these author interviews available as a free app, but he needs your help. Ron’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to help get the official Beatrice app rolling, so if you’re into supporting a homegrown, dedicated video author interview series, you can find all the details here. Furthermore, Ron’s always looking for suggestions from fellow fans and readers, so be sure to let us know which authors you’d like to see interviewed on Beatrice in the future...

 


Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com. Stubby knows Ron would do a video interview with Stubby, but Stubby is oddly camera shy.

3 comments
Ron Hogan
1. RonHogan
Thanks, Stubby! One thing I'd definitely like to do is build "issues" around a bundle of interviews that are thematically related by genre -- like, say, talking to Gail Carriger, Mark Hodder, and Pip Ballantine/Tee Morris about Victorian-set fantasies, or Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss, and Brandon Sanderson on epic fantasies.

But I'm really curious to hear about the writers other people would like to see interviewed -- especially geographic clusters where I could talk to several people in one city (or slightly larger area).
Kristina Kopnisky
2. Kristina Kopnisky
Elisabeth Staab. Her first novel was published last month. http://elisabethstaab.com/
Ron Hogan
3. RonHogan
That could be cool -- I've done an interview with Meg Cabot about her second vampire novel, Overbite, so that would put us halfway or two-thirds into a vampire/romance issue!

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