From a recent email interview
- 1. What do you do when you are not writing?
Not writing? There’s such a time? Okay, yeah, actually. When I’m not writing and working the day job I spend a lot of time with my Border Collie and my horse. The dog and I roller blade, swim, herd sheep, play fetch, the list goes on, and she usually joins me when I’m riding my current horse, Triska. She also joined me when I went riding on Sabaska and shared many of our adventures in the last few years of Sabaska’s life.
- 2. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Neil Gaiman. Basically, I’ve never met him, but the things that he says ring so true to what I feel about writing and life in general. Also, I like how he’s basically taken life and made it exactly what he wanted it. I admire that and I’m trying to do the same thing.
3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Rewriting it a million times until it was actually good.
4. Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with further?
Actually, all of the main characters will be revisited in the next Tales of the Travelers book that happens in modern times. I’m excited to work with all of them.
5. What sort of Starbuck’s coffee would your characters order?
Well, Sabaska likes grains more than beans, so probably she’d skip the Starbucks and get a beer. Anna and Cody are straight up house coffee types. Cahir has never had Starbucks, being from another world, but he thinks he’d really like to try a Mocha.