#32 (Part 2): Medieval and Pagan Tie-ins to the Punks With Author Jesikah Sundin

In Part 2 of this conversation, we talk about a few things you don’t often hear about when it comes to “the punks”, and that’s why you won’t want to miss it!

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Show Notes: What You’ll Find in Episode 32

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Personal Update by Host Cindy Grigg

Here’s what I’ve been up to: The day job! I’m a technical writer, instructional designer, and editor–and clients have been keeping me beyond busy. (Relate?!) 🙂

And drafting more fiction! Check that out at www.CindyGrigg.com.

Interview with Author Jesikah Sundin

Jesikah shares some really cool insights about medieval, mythological, and pagan tie-ins to the punks. She’s co-authored an Arthurian legend series titled Knights of Caerleon.

Also, we’ll be reading Paolo Bacigalupi’s ecopunk novel The Windup Girl in the Storypunks Salon and Reading Room virtual book club via Facebook Live on Earth Day: April 22, 2019 8 p.m. Central. See you there!


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Here are questions I asked:

  • You have another series set 500 years after The Biodome Chronicles ends, titled The Last Forest Kingdoms. What challenges or surprises did you run into when creating this follow-up series?
  • In what ways do you feel ecopunk writers handle worldbuilding uniquely, since environment plays such a key role in these stories?
  • You’ve collaborated with author Claire Luana on an Arthurian legend reverse harem romance titled The Knights of Caerleon. What lessons learned can you share about co-writing? How about tips for writing reverse harem romance in general?
  • Okay, story candles: so totally cool. Tell us more!
  • Unless we’ve already covered it in previous questions, what mistakes should creators avoid when creating ecopunk or forest fantasy? What pitfalls or pet peeves do you run into that you wish creators were better informed about?
  • Finally, what have ecopunk and forest fiction taught you as a writer or a person? What, if anything, do you hope these genres teach individuals and societies as we move further into 2019?

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