If you could cook dinner for any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you make?
Allen Ginsberg, my favorite poet of all time. I would make chicken pesto pasta, because it’s all I know how to cook well.
What scares you the most about the writing process? How do you combat your fears?
Sitting down and facing what I’ve written is horrifying, and then looking at what I’ve written from an editorial perspective. I just combat it by looking at it as objectively as possible; it’s never as bad as I think it is.
Who is your biggest literary crush, author or character?
Pennywise from It.
What books are on your nightstand?
All of my signed Chuck Palahniuk books and Boy George’s autobiography.
Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?
I get my ideas from the things I experience and the things I feel. I’m inspired by everybody else’s poetry and passions.
Favorite punctuation mark? Why?
Exclamation mark. It’s so exciting!
What book were you supposed to read in high school, but never did?
Heart of Darkness. Sorry about it.
What inanimate object would you thank in your acknowledgements?
My emo t-shirt blanket from high school.
Why do you write? The first 5 words that come to mind. Go.
To get my feelings out.
If you could write an inspirational quote on the mirrors of aspiring writers, what would you write?
Allow yourself to be inspired by everything. Allow yourself to be surprised and don’t ever, ever give up,