author creature feature

{author} adrienne kress

I have posted on favorite illustrators, costume designers and directors. I was thinking about posting on favorite authors, but not just any of my favorite authors, but those with whom I want more readers to become familiar. This first post for this feature is a bit of a cheat, but a good one.

For last year’s TalyaWren zine, author Adrienne Kress agreed to an interview with the daughter. I translated those pages into a png file, just right click the file and open in a new tab: kress interview 1.png There are images, an intro by Natalya, a lovely interview, and brief reviews of the books referenced.

Ms. Kress has written an essay for The Girl who was on Fire, has a story in Corsets & Clockwork: Steampunk Romance stories, and has a new (steampunk) YA book coming out in December: The Friday Society; she does Steampunk well. Alex and the Ironic Gentleman is still a favorite of Natalya’s, and its companion Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate is not too shabby either.


links to Adrienne’s website and blog.

her page at Weinstein Books (from where the above image hails and whose photo originated in Tom Tkatch’s camera.)


project link

I mentioned the other day that the family is working on a Zine-Project. Primarily this is the daughter exercising her creativity while getting to learn project management. We talked about ways to generate and keep interest in the zine, having already drawn in creative contributors. I pitched the idea for a blog-site where we could keep people updated on the zine’s progress, as well as her trip’s; have some fun interactions, generate more creativity, etc. Natalya liked it. We put it up on Sunday Evening.

TalyaWren‘s blog-site. You should go over and check it out: all 3 posts–you’ll quickly catch up on the goings-on. Today’s post is a fun one, would love to hear your answer to any or all of the questions posed.