Do you have a reader in mind when you write stories?
No, I don't. However, I often picture my brother when I'm writing
something funny because I know he will find absurdity where I do.
anything you'd like to ask someone who has read your collection,
anything at all?
selfishly like to ask them to spread the word if they dug it - write a
review or get a copy for a pal etc. Authors who publish with small
presses can always use a hand with marketing.
TSR: How does
it feel knowing that people are buying your book?
Cool and strange at the same time. I'm greatly honored when anyone buys
a book, but I'm also fearful they won't like it - but on the other hand
if they don't, I do know that people have varied tastes. I've decided
though that I can't please everyone and there are over fifty stories in
the book, so I don't expect people to love them all. It is interesting
to hear what story in the collection is someone's favorite - people
tell me all the time things like "story x was my favorite" and I always
think that is so fascinating because someone last week said story y was
theirs and the week before someone said story q was the one that meant
the most to them.
What are you working on now?
SF: A novel that jettisons right off one of the stories in Feeding Strays. I'm not telling which one - don't ask me.