Do you remember the first book you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the first grown-up books I remember reading was Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man. The poetry of the language blew me away. I learned that things could be lovely and terrifying simultaneously.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
- Owls Hoot in the Day-time by Manly Wade Wellman
- The Adventures of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune
They all share the belief that this is another world beyond what we can see, a world of beauty and danger. I try to bring that kind of depth to my fiction.
What’s the story behind your latest book?
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Describe your desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?