If you could cook dinner for any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you make?
Anais Nin. Conversation! There’s nothing else to make with a woman like her in the room!
What scares you the most about the writing process? How do you combat your fears?
Being cliche and losing my identity. Being unable to feel things enough to put them into words. Going blank. All of this scare me and all of this has happened before, and the only thing to do then is let time do it’s thing. Nothing forced is ever good enough.
Who is your biggest literary crush, author or character?
And an adman named Daniel Kee. He isn’t published yet, but when he is, I’ll buy them all!
What books are on your nightstand?
Murakami- Men Without Women
Jhumpa Lahiri- Interpreter of Maladies
Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?
Stories, music, random words, life- my own and that of those around me.
Favorite punctuation mark? Why?
The comma. I do not like endings. I believe that everything is a continuation of something else.
What book were you supposed to read in high school, but never did?
What inanimate object would you thank in your acknowledgements?
My iphone! Most of my 3am poems happened there!
Why do you write? The first 5 words that come to mind. Go.
To feel.To bleed. To heal. For passion. For purpose.
If you could write an inspirational quote on the mirrors of aspiring writers, what would you write?