Author Archives: Alana Abbott

Scholar comparing a book to an artifact

If you pay much attention to publishing announcements, you may wonder why you’re hearing about books coming out two to three years in advance. “I’ll forget about that by the time it comes out!” you may think. You’re not alone. As a reader, I’m right there with you, even though I know why things are this far ahead. (And though I work inside the business, I’m happy to defer to a real publishing expert, Nora Roberts, author of 215 books, who “personally explained” the process to an impatient fan not long ago.)

Being Editor in Chief at Outland is only one of the hats I wear; I’m also a reader and reviewer, and I’ve been lucky enough to cover some of what I read over at Den of Geek. In summer 2019, I coined the hashtag #Stitchwitchery to describe a phenomenon that fascinated me: the combination of magic and sewing, which was explored in two current series, Rowenna Miller’s “The Unraveled Kingdom” and Elizabeth Lim’s “Blood of Stars.” When both of those series concluded this summer, there was no question I’d want to read them!

I remember watching Phantom Menace in the movie theater wondering what the movie was missing. There was awesome Jedi action

In addition to wearing the Editor in Chief hat here at Outland Entertainment, I also write about pop culture in

There’s a saying that goes around (books are written on this topic, and serious research done by anthropologists) that storytelling

We’re pleased to highlight Alana Joli Abbott, who will be editing our Kickstarter anthology, Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II!

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