Interviews

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BIG SHINY ROBOT: INTERVIEW WITH “EMPIRE OF LIGHT” AUTHOR ALEX HARROW

We had a chance to speak with Alex about their book, what brought them to telling stories, and their experience in publishing.

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NICKI J MARKUS: AUTHOR INTERVIEW^3

In which I talk to pub sibling and LGBTQ+ author Nicki J Markus about writing, inspiration, and Empire of Light.

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NICOLA MARKUS EDITS: AUTHOR GUEST BLOG ON EDITING

In which I chat with editor Nicola Markus about how much I prefer editing to first drafting and other editing advice.


Guest Posts

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QUEER BOOKS UNBOUND: FAVORITE TROPES AND HOW TO SUBVERT THEM

I’m pleased to welcome Alex Harrow on Queer Books Unbound today. They’re here to talk about their favorite tropes and how they subverted them in their debut Empire of Light.

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QUEER SCI FI: SPOTLIGHT

Alex Harrow has a new MM sci fi book out: Empire of Light.

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LGBTQ READS: EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: EMPIRE OF LIGHT

I’m very excited to have Alex Harrow on the site today, revealing the cover of their upcoming adult sci-fi best described as “gay Fireflywith magic,” Empire of Light! (See tags for more information on rep and content warnings.)

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WRITER’S BLOCK PARTY: WRITING IN YOUR SECOND LANGUAGE

Let’s be clear, being bilingual/multilingual isn’t an obstacle to overcome. It’s who we are. It’s a huge asset…It taught me writing in an organic way: by watching people and language function around me. It’s how I learned about voice. About character. About different backgrounds and code-switching.


Podcasts

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WROTE PODCAST

Alex Harrow joins us for a great conversation about the release of their first novel, Empire of Light, the importance of representation and #ownvoices within the community, and writing in a language that isn’t your first.


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WRITE THROUGH THE ROOF

Alex Harrow talks to author Madeleine D’Este about their writing process, being a mix of a plotter and a pantser, and how not all writing happens at the keyboard. Alex shares how when editing EMPIRE OF LIGHT, they just made the book queerer and queerer and how good critique partners are absolutely essential and talks about the impact the writing community has on their work!

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BI SCI FI PODCAST

This episode features author Alex Harrow and artist/author Lex Chase. We discuss our love of morally gray heroes, the use of singular “they,” plus we throw a few book recommendations your way. Links are below the cut.


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LITCAST OF DOOM

Who's ready for the desire to burn the world down for someone and the power to back it up? Friends and fam, we bring you EMPIRE OF LIGHT by Alex Harrow! Also featured: coolkid news, impending conventions, The Aesthetic(c), clawing at my face from sheer happiness, and much more!

NOTE: Spoilers! Listen AFTER reading!

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#BEINGLGBTQ PODCAST

Queer author and teacher Alex Harrow joins us to discuss their pronouns and how their students respond to gender neutrality. They also chat about their upcoming queer science fiction debut novel, Empire of Light.


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THE SKIFFY AND FANTY SHOW

Jen interviews Alex Harrow about their new science fiction novel, Empire of Light! Alex tells us about the complicated relationships between the characters, the importance of queer representation and how they specifically try to combat many of the negative queer tropes, why the super powers that they created for Empire of Light (the Voyance) comes with consequences, the importance of finding community, and more!