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Episode #5 Ladies of Valhalla – A.S. King & Kelly Sue Deconnick talk I Crawl Through It

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Three Americans, a Canadian and a Brit walk into a bar. But this isn’t a bad joke, this is the Ladies of Valhalla.

In this special episode – and a change to the planned topic – the Ladies are joined by two very special guests; author A. S. King and comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, to talk about King’s surrealist young adult novel, I Crawl Through It.

This episode contains spoilers for the book, topics that some listeners may find upsetting, and a lot of swearing – you have been warned! Oh, and A.S. King slams a brand new poem, never seen or heard before. Everyone else loses their minds.

Next month, as previously promised, the ladies will be looking at the recent movie adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, based on the book by Madeline L’Engel. They will also be releasing a special mini episode to coincide with Halloween, to give you some family friendly suggestions for spooky entertainment.

You can find out more about the work of A.S. King on her website, https://www.as-king.com/  Her new novel, DIG, is due for release on 26th March 2019. You can pre-order DIG from A.S. King’s local independent bookshop for a 15% discount and a swell surprise for pre-orders https://www.aaronsbooks.com/book/9781101994917 It can also be pre-ordered from all good independent bookshops. Or chain stores / online retailers, if you don’t have a local independent bookshop. Find her on twitter, @as_king or instagram, @as_king_

The Milkfed Criminal Masterminds website, https://milkfed.us/ is where you can find out more about Kelly Sue DeConnick, her current and upcoming work, and sign up for #bgstlist Trust us, you want to… You can find Kelly Sue on twitter, @kellysue or instagram, @kellysued

Ladies of Valhalla is brought to you by Talking Comics (www.talkingcomicbooks.com). The podcast is hosted by Sarah Miles, Bronwyn Kelly-Seigh and Jessica Garris-Schaeffer, and is a monthly look at media from female or female-identifying creators, or featuring female or female-identifying characters.  You can find the hosts on Twitter (@ValhallaLadies) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/ValhallaLadies) or email them on ladiesofvalhalla@gmail.com

The Ladies of Valhalla logo was created by Jessica Garris-Schaeffer.

‘The Valhallan”, the theme music for Ladies of Valhalla, was created by SuperbadLarry (@SuperbadLarry on Twitter)

If you liked I Crawl Through It you may also like;

  • The works of Haruki Murakami, especially The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  • The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
  • Tully from Paulina Simons covers some of the same topics at Crawl, although in a very different style

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