Today I am interviewing Justyna Plichta-Jendzio, author of the high/dark fantasy anthology, Damned Children of Naor.
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DJ: Hey Justyna! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Justyna Plichta-Jendzio: I’m Polish, 42 y.o, married, one son. I was born in communist times, when certain types of literature was hard to get as it was not welcomed by the authorities. All art was to raise society to become role model citizens, hence literature like sf or fantasy was regarded as unusefull. Yet in the ’80’s regime in Poland wasn’t very strict and lot’s of foreign literature, moovies appeared on Polish market. It was then when I saw “Never ending story”(I queued for 6 hours to get a ticket), “Labirinth” and read “Lord of the Rings”. To buy the book I pre-ordered it 2 weeks before I was delivered in limited amount to a small store, which specialized in sff literature. An then I fall in love with this kind of literature. Earlier Icould read only miths and legends of ancient cultures. Which also fascinated me, yet was not so tempting as advantures I have discovered later. Continue reading