A new interview with the Civilian Reader
Getting connected with Stefan was interesting. Kevin J. Anderson was one of the kind souls who agreed to take a look at Winds for the purpose of providing a blurb (assuming he liked it, of course). Stefan interviewed Kevin not too long ago, and one of the questions asked was, what are you reading now? Kevin was in the midst of finishing up Winds, so he mentioned the book and Stefan posted it in the interview. Stefan and I got to talking after that, and in short order, after a few traded emails, we had set up an interview. So not only did I fall into a cool plug, I also got hooked up with Stefan, who was most kind in inviting me over to his site for a chat. Thanks, Stefan!
Here's a brief excerpt from the interview:
When did you realise you wanted to be an author, and what was your first foray into writing? Do you still look back on it fondly?
Hah. I can remember my first true fiction story. It was for a class assignment in fourth grade. We were supposed to write about the organs of the body, and I did it in such a way that the brain, the stomach and the lungs were all characters in a story, and they talked about each other, at times with respect, but sometimes poking fun of one another. It was great fun, and I remember it because it was the one story our teacher, Mrs. Werner, read to the whole class. Man was I proud of myself. If I saw it now I’m sure I’d laugh hysterically at it.