Australian short story writer Angela Slatter, has interviewed me for part of her Drive-by Interview series. She’s a seriously talented writer and has two short story collections coming out this year, Sourdough & Other Stories with Tartarus Press (UK) and The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales (Ticonderoga Publications)
Here are the questions she asked me.
Who is/are your main writing buddy/ies?
How did you make the shift from puppetry to writing? What was the attraction?
What are your writing fetishes? i.e. what can’t you write without?
Angela has been short-listed in the Best Fantasy: Short Story category for her story â€˜Dresses, Threeâ€™, which was published in Shimmer magazine. She has had stories published in the US, UK, Canada and Australia but â€˜Dresses, Threeâ€™ had a rather unusual genesis.
â€œShimmer put together an art issue,â€ Angela says, â€œwhere they gathered five of their favourite artists and five of their favourite writers. They presented each writer with a piece of artwork and asked us to write a story about it. The piece I was given was by Chrissy Ellsworth and showed a woman looking over her shoulder, wearing a fabulous dress.
â€œThe story I wrote is based on the old tale â€˜Donkey Skinâ€™ and in my version the three dresses are made of peacock feathers, butterfly wings and words.â€
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