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G.V. Pearce: Clamour and Mischief's Author Spotlight

Clamour and Mischief authors G.V. Pearce

G.V. Pearce looking at the camera; their hair is dark, as is their glasses, their skin pale and their suit a pin-striped dark blue

G.V. Pearce joins us again, with their Clamour and Mischief story "All That Glitters," you can enjoy G.V. reading "All That Glitters" on our YouTube channel.

What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while researching your story?

Every good heist story needs the perfect MacGuffin. In this case it needed to be something valuable, light enough for a bird to carry, and more interesting than jewellery. Sadly the Maltese Falcon was already taken – and a bit out of the weight range for the average corvid – but it was fun to browse through the many strange things people adorn with jewels. Magpies and humans have a lot in common when it comes to shiny sparkly objects.

What was your favourite thing about writing a story for Clamour and Mischief?

It was an interesting challenge to only include corvids, I've written a few bird focus stories over the years but they usually involve larger species.

Which is your favourite corvid and why?

It changes by the season because they're all magnificent birds, but right now my favourite has to be the pair of ravens living on our street. They are trying to teach their offspring to hunt – with little success, so we call the family Huginn, Muninn and Foolinn. It's great to watch their antics.

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Read all the Q&As with our Clamour and Mischief authors.

Gen is the author of the queer supernatural romance novels Ghost Story and Strangest Day So Far. Several years spent working in animal welfare have left them with an endless supply of tales too ridiculous to be fiction. Perhaps one day they’ll put those stories into a book. In the meantime, Gen can usually be found wandering the Yorkshire Moors in search of cool rocks, inspiration, and a decent cup of coffee. To find out more visit -

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