Writer Nancy Jane Moore pursued both the law and martial arts with equal vigor, applying their lessons to many areas of her life. She found that questions of justice, fairness, and equality were extremely important to her. This led to her championing low income housing, food co-ops, and working as a legal editor. As she puts it, she didn’t become rich from the law. However, she is a fourth degree black belt in Aikido, both teaching the art and expanding her own knowledge of it. Here at Book View Cafe we suspect she is secretly a superhero.
Her approach to fiction is equally mind-bending.
By Brenda Clough Oh happy day, the second Hobbit movie is out! Perhaps you, like I, cannot get to the theater this weekend. So to tide you over, here is another LOTR song parody for the occasion, dug out from … Continue reading
Laura Anne Gilman. Writer. Editor. Tired Person.
This has been Laura Anne Gilman’s tag line forever, and with good reason. She does enough work for three people—she’s worked for major New York publishing houses and start-ups, including running the successful ROC Line; she has a flourishing editing business, and writes under both her own name (fantasy, SF, urban fantasy, YA) and L.A. Kornesky (mysteries).
Writing is not for the faint of heart… or the lazy. I realize the public thinks of authors as desk jockeys who stare out their windows all day until a burst of genius has them rattling their keyboards. All right, … Continue reading
Once I put those two things together, vampires and roller derby, I realized that my energy vampire could very well discover that, oh, yes, there’s something magical about roller derby.
By Brenda W. Clough The pupils at the workshop I was teaching, such dewy-eyed and youthful sprouts! Their tender and innocent question was, how do you begin a story? My first and accurate response was (per Rudyard Kipling) that there … Continue reading
“Once upon a time, alas by now a long time ago, when Indians or to be correct the aboriginal people of America where still allowed to follow the nomadic lives of their choice, there were those afraid of and maligning, … Continue reading
BVC is releasing my original novel, Notorious Atherton, today, in print and e-book. It’s the third book in a series that originated with a major New York publisher. What you won’t see on release day is the behind the scenes … Continue reading
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel reinvents herself every decade or so. It’s not on purpose, mind you – it seems her path involves overturning the apple cart, collecting new information & varieties of apple seed, and moving on. The one constant she has reached for in life is telling stories. Her latest book, available September 17th at book View Cafe, is Night Calls.
One of the first things I did after I got to Oakland was bicycle over to the Pedalfest with my friend Jim. (That’s Jim trying out the double-decker bicycle, which was difficult to get on, but easy to ride, according … Continue reading