In this series, I ask various publishing professionals (including authors, bloggers, editors, agents etc.) to recommend 2-3 authors or books they feel haven’t received the recognition they deserve.

Today’s recommendations are by Richard Kadrey. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus ten novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, Carbon Copy, was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget.

He has been immortalized as an action figure. “Kadray [sic]: The Invincible Wizard” was a villain in an episode of the Blackstar animated TV series.

Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics mini-series ACCELERATE, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future.

He has written and spoken about art, culture and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW and Wired For Sex on the G4 cable network.

Richard has no qualifications for anything he does.
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[INTERVIEW] Tracy Deebs, Author of Doomed

Tracy Deebs collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. From the first page of that first book, she knew she’d found her life-long love. Now a writing instructor at her local community college, Tracy writes YA novels that run the gamut from dark mermaids and witches to kissing clubs and techno-Armageddon stories… and she still has a soft spot for Judy Blume.

Tracy was kind enough to chat with SF Signal about her new book, Doomed!


Kristin Centorcelli: Tracy, will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

Tracy Deebs: First off, thanks so much for hosting a stop on my blog tour. I’m thrilled to be here today. As for a little bit about myself, hmmm… while this is my first serious venture into the world of Sci-Fi fiction, I’ve been a reader of the genre since my father handed me Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land when I was twelve and it’s exciting to finally have a book out in the genre I love. In February, my first Urban Fantasy comes out as well, so it’s a really busy sci-fi/fantasy winter for me and I couldn’t be more excited.

In my time away from actually writing, I am a college writing professor. I’m also a mom of three crazy boys who keep me on my toes at all times and the wife of an electrical/telecom engineer whose talents I exploited shamelessly while I wrote Doomed.

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