does the word "story"
mean to you?
SVB: A mouthful of cotton wool.
have a "reader" in mind when you write stories?
Yes, but it's someone whose identity I could never, ever reveal.
TSR: Is there
anything you'd like to ask someone who has read your collection,
anything at all?
SVB: How do you take your coffee?
TSR: How does it feel knowing that people are buying your book?
SVB: Strange, but wonderful--in fact, I think I encourage it.... yes yes, I do...
TSR: What are
you working on now?
SVB: rearranging my room, and I just finished a novel and a three volume set of philosophy due out in August and April respectively.