Karen Heenan interview

Pride Nights at Queen’s: An Interview with Karen Heenan

Day two of Pride Nights at Queen’s is proud (ba dum tss) to present our first interview. Author of intriguing historical fiction, Karen Heenan visits the Asylum to talk about her Tudor Court series, law and sexuality in the 16th century and related research, and, of course, the mischievous but utterly adorable companions/spawns of hell we humans like to call cats.

Caroline Hardaker interview

Composite Creatures: Interview with Caroline Hardaker

Today it’s my pleasure to take part in the Composite Creatures online tour organized by Angry Robot, in celebration of Caroline Hardaker’s debut Sci-Fi novel. In fact, my interview with Caroline is the closing act of this awesome tour, and if you only just heard about it, I would recommend you go and check all the posts the other participants hosted over the past weeks.

Yaroslav Barsukov interview

Interview with Yaroslav Barsukov

Today, we welcome Yaroslav Barsukov to the Asylum to discuss his latest novella, Tower of Mud and Straw, a story that blends science-fiction, fantasy, and even the atmosphere of the gothic genre.

T. Frohock interview

Interview with T. Frohock

It’s our pleasure to welcome T. Frohock to the Asylum. She is the author of Miserere as well as the Historical Fantasy series, Los Nefilim. Of which the last book, A Song with Teeth will be released on February 9th. We assure you, you don’t want to miss out on this series. But let us chat with the author herself and see if we can persuade you further.

Ginger Smith interview

Interview with Ginger Smith

Ginger Smith has worked as a record store employee, freelance writer, bookstore assistant manager and high school teacher of English. In the past, she has played in many tabletop RPG groups and even run several of her own. She collects vintage toys, sci-fi novels and comic books, as well as mid-century furniture. She currently lives in the southern USA with her husband and two cats, spending her free time writing and watching classic film noir and sci-fi movies.

Mike Shackle interview

Interview with Mike Shackle

Originally from London, Mike Shackle has wandered the world before settling in Vancouver, with his wife and two children. His other constant traveling companions around the globe have been his comic books, his favorite fantasy novels and an army of super-hero statues. He more often than not can be found daydreaming over a cup of tea.

Tom Parker interview

Interview with Tom Parker

Tom Parker is an English illustrator living in Taipei. We’ve talked about his maps, art, fantasy and his friendship with RJ Barker among other things.

RJ Barker interview

Interview with RJ Barker

RJ Barker is the author of The Wounded Kingdom and The Tide Child series. We’ve talked about his books, writing, my favourite character and his future plans.


Interview with Dyrk Ashton

Thank you for having me! Those screams though… I’m Dyrk Ashton, former SAG/AFTRA actor and filmmaker, professor of film for the day job, and author of the Paternus epic urban fantasy trilogy. I live in NW Ohio and spend nearly all my time in front of a computer.