How long have you been writing? I have been writing since before I could write!
When I was about five, I would draw pictures to tell a story, and then I’d make these stories into books. As soon as I could read and write, I started writing stories.
How long have you been a published author?
I was first published in my college literary magazine. My first paid publishing gig was in 1983.
What titles do you have available?
I have many titles available. Here’s the list: Her Frozen Wild, Swans in Winter, The First Book of Old Mermaids Tales, The Fish Wife: an Old Mermaids Novel, The Blue Tail, Deathmark, Church of the Old Mermaids, Ruby’s Imagine, Broken Moon, Coyote Cowgirl, The Gaia Websters, The Jigsaw Woman, and Mercy, Unbound.
What made you choose the subject of this book?
Many years ago I read a National Geographic article about frozen mummies in
Do you have any new titles coming soon?
I have several new books coming out soon. My husband, Mario Milosevic, and I have a joint short story collection, Entangled Realities, due out this month. Then I have my own short story collection, Tales: Fairy and Fabulous out the following month. My novel antebellum novel Jewelweed Station will be out this summer. Butch: a Bent Western will probably come out this fall. Sometime soon, The Desert Siren, which is about a women in the borderlands of
What is your favourite genre and why?
I don’t tend to think in genre. I like all kinds of books as long as the characters and the stories are interesting! I tend to write between genres. I really admire the Latin American magical realists, and many of my books are like that: Ordinary life has mystery and magic woven right into it. Mermaids show up in the desert, along with fairies. People shapeshift into animals and vice versa. I like a little bit of weird in what I write and in what I read.
What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
I love sitting down and letting the magic happen. It’s as though the story is a memory and I’m just writing down what I experienced—or what my character experienced, and I feel like I’m there. I just love the creative flow of it. When I wrote Her Frozen Wild I was in
If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
If I could co-author a book with anyone living or dead, it would be interesting to write with Emily Dickinson, since she was one of my favorite poets. I love Mary Oliver’s poetry, too. I’d love to collaborate with her. Or maybe I’d just like to spend time with both of these amazing writers. But the truth is that I don’t think I could collaborate in the actual writing of a book. Since my stories often feel as real as memories, I wouldn’t be very open to someone else’s view of my story. I can’t change my memory, so it would be almost as difficult to change a part of my story to satisfy a co-author, or to let her/him change something.
Where can readers find you on the web? http://www.kimantieau.com/
FAQ about Her Frozen Wild:
price: print: $16.99, e-book: $6.99
number of pages: 372
genre: adventure, mainstream, fantasy, science fiction
publisher: Green Snake Publishing
release date: January 2012
Kim Antieau has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, both in print and online, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov’s SF, The Clinton Street Quarterly, The Journal of Mythic Arts, EarthFirst!, Alternet, Sage Woman, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. She was the founder, editor, and publisher of Daughters of Nyx: A Magazine of Goddess Stories, Mythmaking, and Fairy Tales. Her work has twice been short-listed for the Tiptree Award, and has appeared in many Best of the Year anthologies. Critics have admired her “literary fearlessness” and her vivid language and imagination. She has had nine novels published. Her first novel, The Jigsaw Woman, is a modern classic of feminist literature. Kim lives in the
Her latest book is Her Frozen Wild.
Learn more about Kim and her writing at www.kimantieau.com.
About Her Frozen Wild
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