Interview with Author Kristen O’Neal (Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses)

Joining the show on this fine day is Kristen O’Neal, author of the contemporary YA werewolf novel Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses, which just had its paperback release on May 10th. Tune in to hear her and Arthur discuss a multitude of subjects, including their shared love for Jurassic Park, their equally shared displeasure for … Continue reading Interview with Author Kristen O’Neal (Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses)

Interview with Author Eric Berlin (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen)

Joining the show for today is Eric Berlin, who wrote The Puzzling World of Winston Breen and its two sequels, all of which belong to the small group of puzzle-themed middle-grade books that Arthur had devoured as a child. On top of that, Eric creates puzzles for a living, having whipped up crosswords and variety … Continue reading Interview with Author Eric Berlin (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz (Quetzalli’s Last Song)

In the house today is microbiologist-turned-author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz, who wrote and illustrated the 2017 picture book Tata’s Earrings, then penned her debut novel Quetzalli’s Last Song, the first entry in the Brum Hesles Series. Listen to Arthur chat with her about topics like her former work in microbiology, the gorgeous illustrations in QLS, … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz (Quetzalli’s Last Song)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Lacie Waldon (The Layover)

Today’s guest is author Lacie Waldon, whose debut novel, The Layover, is a vacation rom-com that mixes The Hating Game with The Unhoneymooners. In this episode, you’ll hear Arthur and Lacie cover subjects like her background as a flight attendant, her upcoming book From the Jump (which will be published on July 19, 2022), being a … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Lacie Waldon (The Layover)

Interview with Author Manda Collins (An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire)

This isn’t any regular old review, listeners. Nope, 2CC is presenting its first ever author interview (albeit one that kicked off with a technical blunder)! Arthur has brought on historical romance author Manda Collins, whose work includes A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem, the Studies in Scandal series, and the Ugly Ducklings series, with … Continue reading Interview with Author Manda Collins (An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire)

Project Super Nex – Chapter Twenty – Finally Home

“Morning, Maykal.”  Her voice slides through the darkness and into my ears. I feel her sit on the side of my bed seconds before my eyelids drag open. Mom looks so youthful and carefree in her cardigan and beige corduroys. Her smooth olive skin and chocolate ombré hair seem to glow in the gray light … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Twenty – Finally Home

Project Super Nex – Chapter Nineteen – Always

I was five when Mom told me about the lusiere’s role in Teönor mythology. Apparently, a group of demon gods known collectively as the Urogotha had a bothersome habit of scheming to overthrow Metura, ruler of the heavens and the mortal world. One of their favorite tactics was dispatching spirits to possess mortals and bend … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Nineteen – Always

Project Super Nex – Chapter Eighteen – Bring Into The Light

I fade in and out of a silent, sprawling darkness. I fight off its attempts to ensnare my soul in its talons, carve it out of me, rip it apart. Sidney materializes, holds out her hand to me, calls out to me. Don’t go. Before I can take her hand, she dissolves into the void. My … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Eighteen – Bring Into The Light

Project Super Nex – Chapter Seventeen – In The Fractured Island

When I walk into the Citadelle through the main entrance, the atmosphere of the lobby is abuzz with a palpable tension, as if preceding a crucial event in the future. Warbearer Overseers seem to frown even deeper at me from their giant portraits, the battles between the crimson force and Grimhet emanate more violence from … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Seventeen – In The Fractured Island

Project Super Nex – Chapter Sixteen – Chaos and Death

It’s the 25th of Merto, ten past eight in the morning. The edges of a cumulus cloud burn white as it slips over one of the suns, while the second sun radiates razor blades that slice gashes through other approaching clouds. The grass and the trees and the lake of Gollinger Park flash and gleam … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Sixteen – Chaos and Death