Assorted guest blogs and interviews

I decided I’d done so many of these that it was time to list them all in one place. Here’s a directory of my interviews and guest blogs — ones that still exist at time of making this page! (And I’m updating as new things are posted.)

June 2017
Shaun Duke has invited me to contribute a “Five Favourites” post to his Month of Joy campaign. Here are my five favourite books by Diana Wynne Jones.

Oct. 2016
“What is K. V. Johansen Reading?”

Oct. 2016
Barnes & Noble Blog: “We asked writers how A Game of Thrones changed fantasy forever”

Sept. 2016

The Page 69 Test

Campaign for the American Reader

January 2016
SF Signal Mind Meld: A Spacecraft of One’s Own

August 2015
SF Signal Mind Meld: Exploring Fear in Fiction

April 2015
Here’s a piece on on the late Sir Terry Pratchett for SF Signal’s Mind Meld.

December 2014

Sample: First chapter of The Lady at Civilian Reader. (Not technically a guest blog!)

The Lady at the Page 69 Test. You can also see it at America Reads.

Something I put together for Marshal Zeringue’s “What are Writers Reading?” blog. And again, it’s also here at America Reads.

All four published stories of Moth's world. (Three covers by Swanland, one by Artemisia.) Aren't they handsome? The contents are pretty damn fine, too.

All four published stories of Moth’s world. (Three covers by Swanland, one by Artemisia.) Aren’t they handsome? The contents are pretty damn fine, too.

The Draumr Kopa Blog did an interview with me about The Lady and other things.

And here is an author interview at The Book Plank.

The Book Plank also asked me to do a guest post about influences on my writing of The Leopard and The Lady.

November 2014

Here’s an interview about Blackdog at Beyond the Words.

February 2013

At Fantastist Enterprises, Magic on the Edges.

November 2013
Ah, and the guest blog on “out-brutalling the last guy” over at Skiffy and Fanty.

June 2012

On world-building, for Clarkesworld Magazine.

June 2012

An interview on the ArtsEast blog.

July 2011

Clarkesworld Magazine — part one of a multi-author interview on Epic Fantasy.

August 2011

Why Shapeshifters? at SF Signal.

And part two of the Clarkesworld Epic Fantasy interview.

October 2011
Five Things You Should Never Do in Epic Fantasy, ’cause people like rules. (Take all rules with a grain of salt!) This one’s at Adventures ini SciFi Publishing.

November 2011

An interview at the Functional Nerds podcast.

October 2011

An interview at the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast.

About K.V. Johansen

The author of Blackdog, The Leopard, The Lady, Gods of Nabban, and The Last Road epic fantasies from Pyr, I also write for teens and children, including the "Torrie", "Warlocks of Talverdin", and "Cassandra Virus" series, and the "Pippin and Mabel" picture books, as well as a couple of short story collections and two works of adult literary criticism on the history of children's fantasy literature. I have a Master's degree in Mediaeval Studies, and read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and history. Blog at
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