Events, Interviews, and More

Upcoming Events

Dec 6, 2022, 1 PM EST – Instagram Live with Andrea Stewart and Rowenna Miller

Join us on Instagram @melisscaru for a fun, geeky conversation to celebrate the release of THE IVORY TOMB!

Past Events & Interviews

I’ve collected a sampling of past print, audio, and video interviews, panels, podcast appearances, and more here!

2021 Interviews and Appearances

Fantasy Inn Podcast Interview – I had a lovely time doing this fantastic podcast interview with the wonderful Fantasy Inn!

Swords & Sports Podcast Interview – I had such a blast doing this fast-paced and funny interview!

Edit Your Darlings Podcast Interview – It was really fun talking about my great experiences working with my various awesome editors as a guest on this podcast episode!

Orbit Live with Django Wexler – I had a very fun conversation with Django Wexler which you can watch a reply of here.

r/fantasy Reddit AMA – I answered many fun questions in this Reddit AMA!

Interview with Worcester Public Library – Enjoy this 10 minute interview I did with the Worcester Public Library!

Mysterious Galaxy Conversation with M. A. Carrick – I talked to M. A. Carrick, author of The Mask of Mirrors, about their second book The Liar’s Knot. As of the event they had limited stock of signed bookplates, so if they have any stock left it’s possible you might still be able to order signed books through them as well as watching the recorded event here!

2020 Interviews and Appearances

Orbit Live with John Skovron – I had a lovely live (virtual) Q & A session with Jon Skovron (even if my cat did bite me onscreen!). You can see the recorded video of it here.

A OK Podcast Interview – I did an interview with A OK Podcast, talking about my personal experiences as an ace spec writer and human.

Flights of Foundry 2020 Panel – When Conflict Becomes Combat – This was a fun panel in which we talked about writing fight scenes! Watch it here.

Flights of Foundry 2020 Panel – Plot & Revision – I was honored to be in such great company on this panel!

From Boys in Outer Space to Magical Girls & Guillotines: Queer Voices in Science Fiction & Fantasy I had the honor to be on this wonderful Social Distance Book Fest panel! You can watch it here.

Reddit AMA – On June 2, I did an AMA on r/fantasy! I had some great questions & a good time. You can read it here.

Orbit Live with Katy Rose Pool – I had a wonderful conversation on Orbit Live with Katy Rose Pool!

ConZealand Fringe Panel – I participated in this excellent panel on YA trends predicting cultural shifts in SFF.

Worldbuilding for Masochists: Dress for the Quest You Want – I really had a great time being a guest on the Hugo-nominated podcast Worldbuilding for Masochists, talking in this episode about how to assemble a practical and stylish fantasy adventurer kit!

Litcast of Doom Podcast Interview – This remains one of my favorite interviews ever, and was so much fun!

Breaking the Glass Slipper Podcast: Aberrant and Broken Magic – I had such a great time joining the Breaking the Glass Slipper podcast for this wonderful discussion!

Spectology Podcast Interview – I was honored to be a guest on this great podcast for a really intelligent and interesting interview!

2019 Interviews and Appearances

Bestseller Experiment Podcast – I had a lovely talk with The Bestseller Experiment about the steps of the editing process on their podcast. Teaser here!

Fantasy Focus Podcast – I was recently a guest on the Fantasy Focus podcast and discussed a wide variety of things.

Reverie & Ink Interview – I did a really fun interview with Brittney of Reverie and Ink! Read the full interview on her blog, or see some of the best excerpts with pretty graphics and a video intro on Instagram.

Fantasy Inn Interview – I did a fun interview with The Fantasy Inn in which I talk about my ideal battlegown.

2018 Interviews and Posts

Here’s my iconic Twitter thread on swordfighting in ballgowns:

Girls in Capes Interview – I did a fun interview with Girls in Capes for International Women’s Day.

BookPage Joint Interview with Rowenna Miller – Rowenna Miller (author of TORN) and I did a joint interview with BookPage on fighting in ballgowns and more!

Fantasy Cafe Guest Post – I did a guest post at Fantasy Cafe about swordfighting in ballgowns for their Women in SFF month.

2017 Interviews, Essays, and Videos

Book Geeks Uncompromised interviewed me on their podcast about THE TETHERED MAGE.

Orbit Debut Authors Reddit AMA – I recently did a Reddit AMA with the other Orbit debut authors, and it was great fun, full of silliness and writing advice. Interview – Here’s an interview where I rave about Fullmetal Alchemist and talk about the Venetian influences on THE TETHERED MAGE at

Reading for Fun Essay – I did a guest post on the B&N science fiction & fantasy blog about reading for entertainment being super important and awesome.

Character Deaths in Shakespeare vs SFF – I wrote an essay about character deaths in Shakespeare vs. in modern fantasy & science fiction for BookRiot.

Sci Fi Now Interview – Great interview about THE TETHERED MAGE with SciFiNow.

Qwillery Interview – I did a fun interview with The Qwillery here.

Orbit Video Interview – Here’s a short video interview about THE TETHERED MAGE I did at the Orbit offices.

Interview (audio) – I talk mages, writing, and world building with Stephen Aryan, author of MAGEBORN and the Battlemage series, in this audio interview.