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Jonathan welcomes in artist, author & editor S.M. (Samantha) Beiko to talk about her process of creating the world in which your characters can live through multiple story instalments.

Find more of Samantha’s work here.

Headshot of SM Beiko, outside in the fall in a black coat and black shirt. Hair is short and side parted. She wears a gold necklace and earrings.Samantha (S.M.) Beiko is a Winnipeg-based author of young adult fantasy, and an award-winning graphic novelist. Her work includes The Lake and the Library, followed by the Realms of Ancient trilogy–Scion of the Fox, Children of the Bloodlands, and The Brilliant Dark.

Her webcomic, Krampus is My Boyfriend! won the 2020 Best Graphic Novel Aurora Award, and was nominated for the 2020 Joe Shuster Award. Her short fiction has been published in Parallel Prairies: Stories, Gush, and Alternate Plains.

She is also the editor of two anthologies of original comics: Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, and Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures. She has recently signed a five-book deal for her next series, The Brindlewatch Quintet, with ECW Press LTD., with the first instalment, The Stars of Mount Quixx, coming in April 2023.

Opening song is “We Got the Poison” by Electric Candles
Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur

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