AISFP 233 – Emma Newman, ALL IS FAIR

Brent Bowen interviews Emma Newman at the recent World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon 3. Emma is a narrator and full-time author, best known for her Split Worlds series through Angry Robot Books. The Split Worlds novels are Between Two Thorns, Any Other Name, and the recently released, All is Fair. Emma has a signup newsletter to receive a free short story every week for a year. She’s also the host of the podcast, Tea and Jeopardy. Episode 12 has A Chat with Mary Robinette Kowal.


  • Emma’s introduction to her Split Worlds series: “Downton Abby mixed with extraordinary evil things and mad sorcery… a very British Urban Fantasy”
  • An RPG game she’s working on.
  • The story of how she created a patronage to write full-time and how she sold her Split Worlds books to Angry Robot Books.
  • How Emma got started writing, the rejections she went through, and how she got into audio narration.


Brent Bowen
Co-Host, Interviewer and Producer

Turned onto reading at an early age–the product of bible stories given as punishment for stealing candy from a drug store–Brent Bowen devours books of all genres. And though Samson and Delilah is still one of his favorites, he would prefer to blend mysticism with archeologist canines and plasma armor. Since then, Brent’s first paid, published story was a tweet, and he’s studied at the 2009 Viable Paradise XIII writer’s workshop. Learn more about Brent and his work at Split Legend. You also can follow Brent on Twitter.

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