Sunday, August 07, 2016

2016 AAPI Hapa Urban Fantasy Authors interview each other

Over at Angry Asian Man, there's a great guest post between Sarah Kuhn and Paul Krueger where the two Asian American authors interview each other and their processes. The title is extremely clunky, but throughout the interview they address Identity, Representation and "Bad Role Models."

Sarah Kuhn is the author of Heroine Complex,the first in a series starring Asian American superheroines for DAW Books that I've been looking forward to.

Meanwhile, Paul Krueger's book just came on my radar with this interview but it sounds like it will be a very entertaining read as well. "College grad Bailey Chen has a few demons: no job, no parental support, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend who’s around when she moves back home. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders, her demons get a lot more literal. Like, soul-sucking hell-beast literal. Soon, it’s up to Bailey and the ragtag band of magical mixologists to take on whatever—or whoever—is behind the mysterious rash of gruesome deaths in Chicago, and complete the lost recipes of an ancient tome of cocktail lore."  

There's a lot to go through and unpack in this interview, but I hope it proves inspiring for many emerging Asian American writers. Be sure to check out the interview, and check out their books!

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