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Archives - February 2018

Interview: Mackenzi Lee, author of Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Feb 26, 2018

Mackenzi Lee is the bestselling author of THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, an 18th-century romantic adventure featuring a young bisexual British lord, his best friend/secret crush and plenty of hedonistic hurrahs. Mackenzi drew upon her background in history to write her book, but soon realized that there were plenty of amazing historical women who deserved more attention and kicked off #BygoneBadassBroads, a weekly Twitter series where she spotlighted forgotten women. In BYGONE BADASS BROADS, Mackenzi shares the stories of 52 of these remarkable trailblazers from all over the world. In anticipation of the release of this incredible new book, we had the opportunity to ask Mackenzi about the success of her Twitter series, compiling stories for her new book and, of course, the gorgeous art. Read below for her answers!

Interview: Michael Moreci, author of Black Star Renegades

Feb 8, 2018

Whether you're a teen or an adult, there's no doubt that you've seen all of the tremendous buzz around the new Star Wars films. As the films have recaptured our attention, science fiction has also made a huge comeback in the book world, especially in YA. One book that has recently been getting tons of praise is Michael Moreci's BLACK STAR RENEGADES, a fantastic mashup of all of our favorite sci-fi elements with perfectly flawed characters and tons of action. Our reviewer, Matthew Burbridge, recently had the chance to speak with Moreci, a self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd, about the inspiration for his book, transitioning from writing comics to novels and where his characters will go in the sequel. Read an excerpt here and read below to see his answers!