How to Build a Snake Skeleton

When I was diving deep into research for VENOMOUS SECRETS, I studied a lot of lamia images on the internet. Most were women from the waist up, snakes from the waist down. And because my books delve into biology, both real and not-quite-so-real, you know I started...

Hands-Free Tea Pouring

Trapped in a house… the author challenges her readers to try blowing teapots, promising her own version in return if someone sends video. One brave soul calls her out. We’ve seen it on the internet: Teapot Blowing. Now Anne presents her own attempt.  ...

Greek and Latin

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/003Greekandlatin.mp3 Where do all those strange words come from? Anne Renwick discusses how she often uses Greek and Latin roots to name her various contraptions. SHOW NOTES A Book About Nicholas and Alexandria...

Bioluminescence

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/002Bioluminescencewebsite.mp3 Anne Renwick discusses bioluminescence (with a brief detour to fluorescence), her hands-on experience with it, and how it illuminates the dark nights in The Elemental Steampunk World....

An Origin Story

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/001Origin.mp3 Anne Renwick discusses the original opening for THE GOLDEN SPIDER, taking you behind the scenes for a glimpse of her Gross Anatomy experience and what crept into her first book. SHOW NOTES Femur...

Curried Pteryform Salad

  Overhead, a dark shadow passed—a hungry pteryform soaring toward the Thames, ready to fish out a kraken or two for breakfast, their preference for the cephalopods the only reason the city council did not launch an armed force to terminate their presence in the...

German Longsword

Is Anne holding a sword? Yes, she is! I’ll bet some of you aren’t all that surprised, particularly those of you who’ve read In Pursuit of Dragons. It’s true, I’ve eyed the beautiful swords hanging on various walls for years now. On my honeymoon, the one item we...

The Isle of Lewis, Scotland

This summer, I dragged my family to Scotland… to its outer edges. I so very badly wanted to see the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Skye was beautiful beyond compare. But… What about the Isle of Lewis? While writing THE IRON FIN, I’d spent SO much time on...

A TRACE OF COPPER: An Interview with Rajendrani

During my time in graduate school, I was fortunate to be surrounded – and mentored – by numerous strong, female scientists. It’s no wonder parts of who they are have snuck onto my pages. Piyali stepped into A Trace of Copper already strong-willed and...

The Dark Soul Martini

With everything turning up red, white and pink in February, some might prefer a darker tone. To that effect, I present The Dark Soul Martini, an alternative drink for the month. To ensure I provided you with the best possible cocktail, I turned to a close friend whose...

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