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380: World Building and the Fantasy YA Serial - Interview with Stephanie BwaBwa

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Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie BwaBwa.

Stephanie is a Jesus-centered, young adult and fantasy author, writing in the universe of Elledelle about black angels in magical worlds with impressive powers that mirror the human condition.

She loves writing stories centered around feisty angels with complicated pasts, unexpected futures, learning to take up causes bigger than themselves, who may or may not fall in love along the way.

Stephanie is a Canadian-born, Haitian-raised, Congolese descended, North American dweller who lived a colorful life in south Florida that cultivated a perspective on the world as unique as her background.

As the author of The Seraphim Resistance Prequels and The Transcendents serial, Stephanie has built her own self-publishing empire. She is also an avid reader of fantasy and fiction, and columnist for DIY MFA.


In this episode Stephanie BwaBwa and I discuss:
  • How comic books helped her develop the world in her YA fantasy universe.
  • Her method for crafting a serial series and dealing with the unknowns.
  • Why she loves world building and how she avoided sharing too many details at once.


Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

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