In the mean time, learn a bit more about this great writer and poet.
3. What do you do for a living, besides writing?
Data and Software Architecture. It seems I'm quite comfortable in the abstract world of real-world representation - rather than the real world itself! And what is writing but an abstraction of the real world?
4. When did you start to write?
About 12. It was a science-fiction story (mercifully it never saw the light of day). My profession at the time? Brat (there are some who say that's another thing about me that hasn't changed.)
5. Why did you start to write?
The why of it? It seems, even then, I wanted to tell stories.
[Don't miss Kevin's amazing guest post this Friday, when he'll talk in detail about this.]
6. How did writing influence your life?
It provided an escape. A useful thing for an introvert. It's not an escape now, because it's very much part of the world I inhabit.
7. When/where do you write the best?
Most often at night (I'm a night owl like my mother.) But I'm finding I am now writing whenever I can.
8. Which part of writing do you like the most?
The glorious first draft!
9. What's your favorite genre? Which other(s) genre(s) do you write in?
Probably science-fiction. But I don't fixate there and have found I write all over the map (which is another good description of me.)
10. Which is the favorite character you've ever wrote? Why?