Interviews

2014

Julia Rios and Shaun Duke interviewed me and Mary Anne Mohanraj for The Skiffy and Fanty Show, a podcast on science fiction: http://skiffyandfanty.com/2014/05/22/205-mary-anne-mohanraj-cecilia-tan-at-icfa-an-interview-worldsftour/

Kerry Adrienne interviewed me on her blog: http://kerryadrienne.com/interview-with-cecilia-tan-author-of-slow-seduction/

“By writing erotic romance, I’ve gotten to dabble in a lot of genres. Paranormal, space opera, cyberpunk, high fantasy, even mystery. I’d like to write a historical but I know I’d get sucked into the research… would I ever finish writing the book?”

Pamela interviewed me for Badass Romance: http://badassromance.com/2014/01/31/has-romance-fiction-been-struck-by-lightning-a-conversation-with-author-cecilia-tan/ (Jan. 31, 2014)

“The romances I attempted to read in the early 1980s put me off the genre so thoroughly I thought I would always be too feminist, too explicitly sexual, and too kinky for the romance genre to handle. And in fact that’s what I was told by publisher after publisher throughout the last 20 years.”

Audra North interviewed me for Wonk-o-mance: http://wonkomance.com/2014/01/28/a-wonkomance-interview-with-cecilia-tan/ (Jan. 28, 2014)

“If James is trying to teach Karina anything it’s that it’s very important to love the WHOLE person you’re with, not just their submissive side or their dominant side.”

2013

Jean Marie Ward interviewed me on video with writeup/transcript for Buzzy Magazine. Filmed at Balticon 2013: http://buzzymag.com/cecilia-tan-interview/

“…Science fiction and fantasy, I felt, was the genre where there was room for me to exist. There’s room for me to write myself into the story, where I can write people like myself [as the norm] and not necessarily as others.”

2010

Michael Ventrella interviewed me on his blog: http://michaelaventrella.com/2010/05/04/interview-with-author-and-editor-cecilia-tan/

“The big presses are the chain restaurants. They’re Applebee’s and the Olive Garden and Budweiser. The small presses are that great little gourmet Italian restaurant in your neighborhood, and handcrafted microbrews.”

2000

Mary Anne Mohanraj interviewed me in Strange Horizons magazine: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2000/20001023/tan.shtml

“…For years and years I didn’t feel I had written anything worth finishing, or worth reading. I had learned the craft of writing, but I didn’t have anything to say. Until I started writing erotica, that is.”

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