AISFP Podcast 267 – Kim Vandervort, Hadley Rille Book’s True Heroines of Fantasy

The Aether Age, published by Hadley Rille Books

The Aether Age, published by Hadley Rille Books

Brent Bowen chats with Hadley Rille Books author and editor Kim Vandevort about true heroines in fiction and how the publishing house battles the “Trinity complex” and works to bring strong female characters to the page.

In support of delivering strong female characters, Hadley Rille Books launched a crowd-funding campaign to bolster their distribution and marketing capabilities while also looking to keep an eye to new talent.

The campaign has a number of incentives certain to treat readers, writers and fans alike. You can support the Indigogo campaign through July 31, 2014, or Hadley Rille Books anytime.

About Kim Vandervort:

Kim Vandervort began writing at the age of eleven as an outlet for her overactive imagination.  Her first short story, “The Librarian of Talimbourne,” appeared in the anthology Ruins Metropolis in 2008. Since then, she has published a Renaissance Faire fantasy novella entitled “Faire Aria” and the first two novels in an ongoing fantasy series: The Song and the Sorceress and The Northern QueenOutcast, published 2013, is a Young Adult novel set in the same world and timeline.

Kim currently lives in Southern California, where she spends a great deal of her spare time operating a taxi service for her two beautiful daughters. When not writing, she teaches English Composition at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a Master’s degree in Medieval Literature in 1999.  She also contributes to the Heroines of Fantasy website, a blog dedicated to discussion of feminist issues in the craft and enjoyment of fantasy & science fiction.

Fun links:

Hadley Rille Books Indigogo Campaign: Support the growth of a quality small press

The Dissolve: We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

Hadley Rille Books Submission Guidelines


Brent Bowen
Co-Host, Interviewer and Producer

Turned onto reading at an early age–the product of bible stories given as punishment for stealing candy from a drug store–Brent Bowen devours books of all genres. And though Samson and Delilah is still one of his favorites, he would prefer to blend mysticism with archeologist canines and plasma armor.

Since then, Brent’s first paid, published story was a tweet (per word it’s a pretty good gig), and he’s studied with Elizabeth Bear, Debra Doyle, Steven Gould, James Macdonald, Laura J. Mixon, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, and John Scalzi at the 2009 Viable Paradise XIII writer’s workshop. Brent lives in a Kansas City suburb with his wife, two children, mutt Monty and pretty boy golden retriever Rufus. Learn more about Brent and his work at Split Legend. You also can follow Brent on Twitter.


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