On the “perils” of worldbuilding in speculative fiction

Check out this video by Nerdwriter. Around the six-minute mark, he starts making an interesting argument about worldbuilding–specifically about the relative effectiveness of intricate worldbuilding a la George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling (generally considered a strength by most readers/reviewers) and the more ambiguous, sparse descriptions that force readers to engage in a more active/interactive […]

Who’s my editor?

Since becoming a reviewer for SLJ, chances are you’ve emailed with a few different staff members—Kent Turner, Ashleigh Williams, me, and perhaps a few others. But who is the person who’s actually editing your reviews?