does the word "story"
mean to you?
A short work of writing that keeps your attention and provides some kind of satisfaction, usually emotional, by its end.
Do you have a reader in mind when you write stories?
I bore easily and since I have to read and rewrite a story hundreds
of times, I like to keep raising the bar.
anything you'd like to ask someone who has read your collection, anything at all?
they go to the stories first for a taste, or start right at the
TSR: How does
it feel knowing that people are buying your book?
delighted. However, it’s very hard to find out how many, given the
big market of resale through Amazon.
What are you working on now?
novel about a contemporary Scylla, one of the two demons in the
Odyssey. In September this year (2010) Dzanc Books will publish Pirate
Talk or Mermalade, a
novel about two pirates who are brothers who meet a mermaid. It’s
written only in voices and it was very amusing to write. Sometimes
constraints create more interesting writing. In 2011, Bison Books is
publishing another girl of mine, Bohemian
a story about a girl who was lost in a bet by her father to an
Indian. It’s my answer to Willa Cather, who also appears in it. I
haven’t abandoned the short story. I hope to make another book out of the hundred or
so that I have published since Trailer
but it’s easier to publish another novel.