Thanks to Amy Chiu!

Amy Chiu gives great advice:

  • Be brave — try new foods!
  • Learn to laugh at yourself.
  • There’s always tomorrow.
  • End a slow day with a laugh.
  • Dance, dance, dance!

And now, in addition to offering advice about staying ahead of the happiness curve on her blog A Dose of Good, Amy is branching out into interviews — starting with yours truly. (Me.) If you’ve ever wondered what I look like in Gene Simmons KISS makeup, you won’t want to miss it. But I should also apologize to all Twitter users in advance — I’m sorry! (You’ll see why when you get to question number six.) And after the interview, check out the rest of Amy’s posts. There’s always something positive to read on A Dose of Good!

Click here to read Amy’s interview with me!

Thanks to Charles Holdefer!

Sending out special thanks today to Charles Holdefer for interviewing me on his website. I’ve been a big fan of his since I saw him speak at a writers’ retreat some years ago, and his novel The Contractor demonstrates, in the words of one particularly astute reviewer, “why the novel will always be a viable art form and why the small press is so important to keeping that art form alive.”  In the interview, we talk about the impetus behind writing The Grievers, my prep school experience, and my apparent fascination with costumed characters.