Books That Burn

A book review podcast where we discuss how authors treat and traumatize their characters. Part of the Certain Point of View network.

Interview 1: M. D. Neu, Part 1 of 2

June 12th, 2020

Please enjoy the spoiler-free (or at least spoiler-light) portion of our interview with author M. D. Neu. Timestamps are marked for the interview questions. 

  • Introductions (0:10) 
  • Personal history and brief overview of books written by M. D. Neu. (1:10) 
  • Do you consider your character’s physical description when writing how other characters treat them? (8:25) 
  • What is your approach to incorporating visible characters of color in your work?
  • What do you do to make it go beyond social coding, or not? (10:15) 
  • When depicting types of queerness that are not your identity, do run them by members of those communities? (20:00) 
  • How does setting influence depictions of disabilities in your stories? (26:08) 
  • Do you have a favorite book written by someone else, and if so what makes it your favorite? (31:35) 
  • What is your favorite non-traumatic thing in any of your books? (34:00) 
  • Do you have any queer authors or authors of color whose work you’d like to shout out? (37:35) 
  • Where can our audience find you? (39:10) 

Outro (44:30) 


Check out M. D. Neu's website for more info about his writing. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, look up his Youtube channel, or check out his Goodreads profile

Major works by M. D. Neu discussed in this interview: "Contact", "Conviction", "TAD". 


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You can find Robin's written reviews of Contact, Conviction, and TAD at Reviews that Burn

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