Wed, 28 April 2010
Sara M. Harvey (fantasy author, costume designer, teacher and historian) is today's featured guest.
Topics: how the mixing of literary genres is one way that new genres evolve spontaneously out of old ones; her first-hand experiences with a publisher that went bankrupt and very nearly dragged her first novel into oblivion with them; a few tidbits of how fantasy novels are marketed; unusual ways a writer can promote their work; as well as Wikipedia, book covers, word choice, sentence structure and inspiration.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the April 28, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 60 minutes] (This interview was recorded before a live audience at LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN on July 11, 2009.)
Sara M. Harvey is an author of fantasy novels who prides herself on her genre-mixing style of story-telling. Her latest novel is The Convent of the Pure (2009 from Apex Book Company). She has a Master of Arts in visual culture, with an emphasis in costume history, from New York University. As an academic she contributed several nonfiction chapters to the three volumes of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through World History. She also spent several years working in various entertainment industry costume departments, including the Creative Costume Department of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Currently, she is an instructor of design and fashion history at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville, Tennessee.