Last week I appeared on Jason Franks’ site, chatting with him about The Time of the Stripes, the business, and a little rock ‘n’ roll!

Here’s what we covered:

  1. Tell me about your new book, the Time of the Stripes.
  2. This is a pretty different scale of storytelling to the Aurora series. You’ve gone from a military space opera to a small town SF drama about a group of mostly ordinary people?
  3. The story is more intimate and you have a much greater spread of POV, but it still reads like Amanda Bridgeman. Did you find the shift easy?
  4. I know you like to write big, but I’ve seen Time of the Stripes in progress for a while. Are you planning any more smaller or stand-alone works?
  5. The Aurora series keeps on rolling along! Since Time of the Stripes came out you’ve already published Aurora book 6. Tell me about how the Aurora series has progressed since you started writing it. When is Aurora 7 coming out?
  6. You’ve been through a couple of changes in the way that you publish your books over the last year or so, from traditional publishing to coop to now being full-blown indie. That must have been a bit or a rollercoaster, but you’ve come through each transition in record time with that same indomitable spirit. There are many other writers in this boat–I’ve taken a trip or two myself. What advice can you offer to writers who are going through the same thing?
  7. Are you pleased with your current arrangement? It must be nice to be in full control of all of your work.
  8. I know you’re a rock ’n’ roll fan. Recommend me a song to go with each of your books?

And if you’d like to read my answers, you can click here.

About Amanda Bridgeman

Amanda Bridgeman studied film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University (BA Communication Studies) and has been published by Angry Robot and Pan Macmillan (Momentum Books). Aurora: Meridian was a finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel (Aurealis).

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