Intrepid Correspondent interview – at the Granville Tavern

For today's interview, we're returning to Ascar, to interview the proprietress of the famed Granville Tavern: Virginia Granville. For decades, the tavern has been serving delicious food and drink to Ascar's lucky residents. It's not the only tavern in the city, of course, but nearly every local I have asked in the street has suggested … Continue reading Intrepid Correspondent interview – at the Granville Tavern

Glowing things

In my A Quiet Rebellion books (not yet published, but I'm inching towards it), a recurring element is animals' eyes glowing in the dark. This isn't anything terribly mysterious: it's just observations characters make about the tapetum (an anatomical structure at the back of the eye), from the perspective of a society that views all … Continue reading Glowing things

Ascar’s airship technology

After those last couple of interviews about hot air balloons, let's find out how they tackle the business of air travel in Numoeath. Their technology (remember, they call it "techne" here) level has only developed as far as lighter-than-air equipment within the last decade or so. Your Intrepid Correspondent suspects that some of that progress only … Continue reading Ascar’s airship technology

Author interview: Hanna on hot air balloons

For this post, I'm delighted to feature an interview with Hanna Day, who has been of immense help with blimp-related information. Hanna is a social media consultant for non-profits and small businesses. We met on Scriphophile, which is a workshopping site for writers. Hanna is working on an epic fantasy trilogy, the first novel of … Continue reading Author interview: Hanna on hot air balloons