Are you a fiction or nonfiction person? What’s your favorite literary genre? Any guilty pleasures?
a fiction person but I don’t have loyalty to any one genre. Graphic
Novels are my guilty pleasures, although I feel no guilt while I’m
enjoying them, just pleasure. I particularly loved Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Series, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, and Jason Aaron’s Scalped.
What book had the greatest impact on you?
It’s odd. I had been reading nothing but horror and sociology for years
– mostly Stephen King and Native American studies – when a friend of
mine gave me Kij Johnson’s Fox Woman.
No doubt it’s a solid fantasy book, but it’s not a game-changer.
Still, at the time it found me in my reading life, it broke my choices
wide open. I realized that there was a whole world of books I’d
What is your ideal reading experience? Your reading habits?
I always have a book, everywhere I go. My favorite read is curled up with a cup of coffee, next to my wife.
Do you prefer a book that makes you laugh or cry? One that teaches you something or distracts you?
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