Interview with Mary Robinette Kowal

April 27th, 2021

Back in December, 2020, Mary Robinette Kowal, esteemed author, puppeteer, voice actor, and current president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, took some time to answer a few of our questions. Mary Robinette is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and insightful. Check it out below!

Mary Robinette Kowal's bio:

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series, Ghost Talkers, and the Lady Astronaut series. She’s the President of SFWA, part of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo awards, the Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Uncanny, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary Robinette, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and John Scalzi. She lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit

Referenced in the interview:

Altered Perceptions (Anthology) - Edited by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, & Robinson Wells

The Queen's Gambit

Mary Robinette Kowal Interview_Final.mp4