Open Season is declared on the Black Archives with every demon in the world wanting the Codex Umbra for their own.
Brian Francis Slattery is the author of Spaceman Blues, Liberation, Lost Everything, and The Family Hightower. Lost Everything won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2012. He’s the arts and culture editor for the New Haven Independent, an editor for the New Haven Review, and a freelance editor for a few not-so-secret public policy think tanks. He also plays music constantly with a few different groups in a bunch of different genres. He has settled with his family just outside of New Haven and admits that elevation above sea level was one of the factors he took into account. For one week out of every year, he enjoys living completely without electricity.
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When we wanted to see just what Sal, Asanti, and the whole Bookburnersteam might look like, we turned to Hong Kong born illustrator and comic book artist Yasmin Liang to work her magic.
Sal and the Bookburners may be on hiatus this week but the writers behind our demon-hunting serial are here chatting about Serial Box, collaborative fiction, and magic, oh my!
Episode 12 is Exhibit A for me when I think about how much I’ve enjoyed the collaborative process.
The spark for “Big Sky” came from real life. Once while I was up too late I watched a documentary called The Creek Runs Red.
There might not be much upon the open, wind-swept planes of Oklahoma—but magic, like life, finds a way to thrive nevertheless.
There isn’t a specific writing style that gets me, or plot, or characters. The ones I publish are the ones that I wake up the next morning still thinking about, the ones that pop into my head while I’m making coffee; the ones that change me in some subtle way.
In our initial writers’ meeting, Episode 2 was the one that no one wanted to do. Because I really wanted to do a particular episode later in the season (I won’t say which one), I said I would go for it. Team player or conniving jerk? You decide.
Sal Brooks, newest member of Team Three of the Societas Librium Occultorum, is settling into her job and apartment in Rome.