My First Interview

Well, for the first time in my life as a writer, I have officially been interviewed. Rob Killam, good friend and zombie connoisseur extraordinaire, has just had our exchange posted to the Pikes Peak Writers blog. Check it out! It is about my pitch appointment with a literary agent at the PPWC, and I’m glad Rob decided to interview me about it.


4 thoughts on “My First Interview

  1. Thanks for sharing this, John. You originally attracted my attention a few weeks ago with your tense back-and-forth with Jeffrey Overstreet. I find your attitude toward pursuing a writing career inspirational. You mention you’ve been published. May I ask where?

  2. Good afternoon to you, A. Thank you for your words. Sorry if I sounded like a jerk during the Overstreet exchange.

    Regarding publishing credits, I have a few articles on Yahoo Voices, and a short story from 2006 called “Battle at Engorlash” published under the e-zine Dragons, Knights, and Angels (Double-Edged publishing). The zine is out of commission, but the story should still be available online somewhere.

  3. For the record, I don’t think you sounded like a jerk. Mr. Overstreet has an aversion to strongly worded opinions that run contrary to his own, and has been known to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation.

    I tracked down, read and enjoyed your short story, “Battle at Engorlash,” which seems to me like an exciting episode from the career of a celebrated wizard. I’m not much of a fantasy reader myself, but I absolutely love Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea books, with which your story has an affinity. Thank you for your reply and best of luck with your novel!

    • Once again, thank you for the reading and your kind words. I’ll post some more flash fiction soon, if you want to read it, as well. I’m open to whatever people want to say about it. Critique, suggestions, etc.

      I suppose that’s the kind of behavior I’d expect from a man who labels as “bullying” and “personal attacks” any dissenting opinion he can’t scrub out of existence with long-winded comments. It’s like he has to respond to every disagreement, and he can never be flat-out wrong about something.

      Sigh. All right, vent over. Time to get on with life.

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