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Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton, author of "Feral Creatures" interviewed by Allison M. Hubbard

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

GUEST: Kira Jane Buxton's writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, and more. Her debut novel Hollow Kingdom was an Indie Next pick, a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Audie Awards, and the Washington State Book Awards, and was named a best book of 2019 by Good Housekeeping, NPR, and Book Riot. “Feral Creatures--a stupendous sophomore novel for Buxton, and sentimental sequel to my favorite adventure story of 2019-- cannot be missed! It's a colorful education in climate change, ecology, and zoology; a tender acknowledgement of the unavoidable "dark tides" we all sink into--especially during disastrous times; a genuine display of the hopeful, hilarious, and often fearful process of building a family; a true odyssey.”- Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA)"Kira Jane Buxton's voice is fresh, like a newly dug grave, but so joyful and honest you'll laugh out loud, and then check to make sure you haven't lost an eyeball."―Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Praise for Hollow Kingdom"Buxton's quirky ideas and compelling nonhuman characters will satisfy literary fiction and zombie genre enthusiasts alike who are looking for something beguilingly different."―Booklist, Starred Review for Hollow Kingdom:Kira Jane Buxton calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, five Steller's jays, two dark-eyed juncos, two squirrels, and a husband.https://www.kirajanebuxton.comHOST: Allison M. Hubbard is a multi-genre novelist, focusing on literary science fiction, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. Her debut novel, dibs, was named a Finalist and Reader’s Choice Category Leader for Romance in the 2020 Kindle Book Awards. Her newest release, Move On, Melinda, is now available. Allison is also the co-host of Vox Vomitus, the number one show on the Authors on the Air Radio Network.https://afictionalhubbard.com/

39mins

2 Sep 2021

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For the love of animals with Kira Jane Buxton

Wine, Women and Words

Author Kira Jane Buxton joins the show to discuss her hilarious, wonderfully weird book "Hollow Kingdom," our collective love of animals and how she captures the fabulous voices of all her characters.  Be sure to check out our shop on Bookshop.org to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. Check our 'Books of the Month' shelf for "Empire of Gold" by S.A. Chakraborty; browse our "Featured Books" for "Hollow Kingdom."

52mins

6 Oct 2020

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Thrill Seekers with Alex Dolan: Kira Jane Buxton

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Kira Jane Buxton is the author of Hollow Kingdom, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, and more. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, and a husband.Alex Dolan is the author of The Euthanist and The Empress of Tempera. He is also the host of the "Thrill Seekers" show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. He was an executive committee member of the San Francisco Bay Area's Litquake festival, and is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. He holds an MS in strategic communications from Columbia University.This is a trademarked copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

45mins

26 Jan 2020

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GGC19: In Conversation with Kira Jane Buxton (GeekGirlCon, 16th November 2019)

Englishman In San Diego

Over the weekend of 16th/17th November 2019, GeekGirlCon 2019 set up shop at The Conference Center in downtown Seattle, WA, celebrating women in science, tech, gaming, comics and more, working to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else. "Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another."The Convention Collective had boots on the ground for the duration of the event with writer/correspondent Ali Raphael taking in all the sights and sounds of the show, as well as taking time to talk with some incredible creatives in attendance.In this conversation, Ali spoke to author Kira Jane Buxton about her debut book HOLLOW KINGDOM, a very unique story told from the perspective of a crow named S.T. - fellow writers have described the novel as 'The Incredible Journey meets The Walking Dead', a description which should certainly grab your attention as an individual read!Kira talks about her inspirations for her books, her own experiences with her own pet crows, advice given and taken for new writers and also how she approaches the task of knuckling down and putting words to paper, as well as Kira's take on GeekGirlCon and cosplaying. It's a fabulous, loose and informal chat between two women that are interested in each other's perspectives.Thanks to Ali for setting it the conversation and to Kira for taking the time out of her busy GeekGirlCon.-----Intro Music: 'Punky', bensound.com

28mins

27 Nov 2019

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Interview with Kira Jane Buxton

Reading Women

Autumn and Kendra talk with Kira Jane Buxton about her debut novel Hollow Kingdom, which is out now from Grand Central Publishing. You can find the transcript and the complete show notes for this episode over on our website.This episode of Reading Women is sponsored by HealthTea Book Crate. Use code “ReadingWomen” to get 10% off any of their subscription options.Books MentionedHollow Kingdom by Kira Jane BuxtonKira RecommendsDevotions by Mary OliverThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverMy Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteI Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane CrosleyBossypants by Tina Fey Yes Please by Amy PoehlerCirce by Madeline MillerDogs and Men by Mary AnsellThis Is How It Always Is by Laurie FrankelLove Water Memory by Jennie ShortridgeThe Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth GeorgeAbout Kira Jane Buxton: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Buy the BookBe sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and furchild photos. Support us on Patreon and get insider goodies!CONTACTQuestions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. SOCIAL MEDIAReading WomenTwitter | Facebook | Instagram | WebsiteMusic by Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

11 Sep 2019

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Kira Jane Buxton's HOLLOW KINGDOM getting buzz around the world - find out why on Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Kira Jane Buxton whose new fantasy novel HOLLOW KINGDOM is the talk of reviewers and readers everywhere. ABOUT KIRA JANE:  Kira Jane Buxton's writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus,Huffington Post, and more. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, and a husband. ABOUT HOLLOW KINGDOM:  One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.   Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero. Listen on your favorite podcast app.  @copyrighted

31mins

2 Sep 2019

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Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton's writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Huffington Post and more. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds and a husband. Her latest book is Hollow Kingdom. I spoke with Kira at our studio.

30 Aug 2019

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Kira Jane Buxton and her explosive first fantasy novel Hollow Kingdom on AOTA

Authors On The Air Radio

Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Kira Jane Buxton whose new fantasy novel HOLLOW KINGDOM is the talk of reviewers and readers everywhere.  ABOUT KIRA JANE:  Kira Jane Buxton's writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus,Huffington Post, and more. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, and a husband.ABOUT HOLLOW KINGDOM:  One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.   Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.Listen on your favorite podcast app.  @copyrighted

32mins

22 Aug 2019

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HOLLOW KINGDOM, by Kira Jane Buxton, read by Robert Petkoff - audiobook

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A humorous, big-hearted and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero. Perfect for fans of Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies.S.T. is a domesticated crow. He is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots) and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos.But when Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to feel like something isn't right. His most tried-and-true remedies - from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of the loyal, but dim-witted, dog Dennis - fail to cure his owner. S.T. is left with no choice but to venture out into a frightening new world, where he discovers that the neighbours are devouring each other, and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumours of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle... Humanity's extinction has arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow.

4mins

6 Aug 2019