Madeline Ashby – futurist and author of “Vn“, “iD“, and the soon-to-be-released “Company Town” – is most definitely ‘a danger to those who profit by the way things are.’ It says so right on the title of her blog (drawn from a quote by Ursula K. LeGuin) and she’s earned that appellation through her rigorous studies into diverse disciplines and her fearless expression of her discoveries and beliefs through her beautifully wrought prose.
Joined by Lauren “Scribe” Harris – my podcast sister and author of the Millroad Academy Novels “Exorcising Aaron Nguyen” and “The Girl in Acid Park” – we indulge in (far more than) 20 minutes of writerly – and geeky – discourse with Madeline, exploring her perspective on the fundamental motivation of many writers, the spirit of fandom in relation to genre fiction, how to write a superb first scene, and more. Bring your back-up brain… you’re gonna need it! (and definitely check out Madeline’s Workshop episode)
Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Madeline Ashby
[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]
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Madeline is dangerous on the web…
- Her website is a crossroads of writerly wisdom, the trials and tribulations of multiple careers, a hotbed of political discourse, and more.
- Her Amazon Profile is a superb gathering of her literary iterations thus far
- You can track her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter