Posts Tagged ‘writing’

A Golden Age of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

March 11, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

Interview originally appeared in Publisher’s Weekly’s Booklife Bestselling indie author Christian A. Brown resists labeling his work, though it has been called speculative fiction. His Four Feasts till Darkness series takes place in the fantasy realm o…

Creative Collective: Luanne Bennett

March 4, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

I’m delighted to share with you today a snippet from Luanne Bennett’s latest work: Crossroad of Bones. I love crossroads—since they’re usually where supernatural forces converge—and I love bones and creepy things so I figured I’d like this novel! And I…

Authenticity vs. Posturing

February 11, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

“Diversity” is the buzz-phrase of the age. Given the rise of fascism and intolerance, the universe has had to balance itself with an equal rise of libertarian ideals. However, and with any social and political force, diversity can become as much an emp…

Mr. Brown’s Mailbag #2

February 4, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

I’ve had a number of emails over the past month with various iterations of the same question: “When is the next book coming out?” Okay, here’s the skinny. I missed my October 2017 deadline, clearly, though I ended up writing two books, which was both a…

A Reading at The Round

January 21, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

This week I was invited to share my work via a Chiseries reading event. The videos are below. I don’t really have much else to say and the 2-part video is about 15m, though you can expect lots of chatter in the upcoming weeks, including last year’s Cre…

Winterfall

December 24, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

A drift, a breath Another death Of season, and of time Gather around Family bound Beat snow-devils from your coat Summon your kin To hearth and stone To home and bone These ties that forever bind Winter has fallen A chill so near Pressing frosted claws…

Some Early Cheer

December 17, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Or late, depending on whether or not you were looking forward to this quarter’s newsletter. We’re still in the fourth quarter, though, so it wasn’t late as much as…strategically delayed and deployed. Or something. Anyhoo, Geadhain’s Quarterly was jus…

Creative Collective: David Antrobus

December 3, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Getting to know David was one of those ‘six-degrees-of-separation’ encounters. A few months back, I lost a member of my editorial team (to a new career, not the Great Beyond), and found myself in growing and desperate need of an editor. I reached out t…

The Long Road

November 26, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Writing these two novels—Feast of Darkness, Part I & 2–has been both the biggest struggle and achievement of my working life. It’s the conclusion to the series, and to be honest I’ve never really finished anything (professionally). Prior to being a…

Dust

November 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Meaningful thoughts come to us at the strangest of times; the inspiration for this poem hitting me while I was sweeping up dust the other day. I was thinking about how pointless, existentially, the process of cleaning really is—despite my Virgonian obs…