British Interview Scheduled to Go Live July 29

What?  Someone else wants to interview me?  You’d be surprised, in fact I’ve been trying to have some kind of event about twice a month during the summer to get the word out on THE TEARS OF ISIS, as well as on me.  (Some people, in fact, actually seem to like it 🙂 )  So this time it’s British blogger Sonnet O’Dell who e-reminded me that my interview on DUSTY PAGES is scheduled exactly one week from today, next Monday, July 29.

Who might I interview from my life, living or dead, but not a celebrity — and why?  What’s my favorite love story (movie or book)?  How do I react to a bad review of one of my books?  Well, concerning the last, I’ve since gotten one so I’m as interested as you to find out if I lied.  (I think I said something to the effect that I’m still glad to get the attention.  Well, I actually know that, since I have a carbon of my answers, but I made a mistake too — I’m really talking for the most part about reviews of anthologies and, hence, a hypothetical bad review of my particular story in a book, as opposed to a book that’s just by me.)  What would I do with 1 million ping pong balls?

So the point is these may not be the kinds of questions or answers one sees in the average blog interview.  Kudos to Sonnet for interesting questions, but also I like to go for at least one or two of the oddball ones to keep people interested, even if they’ve read interviews about me before.

What is usually my first thought in the morning?  (I’ll confess — I may have lied about this one.)


  1. I’ll have to check this out on Monday. I think you’ll say you’d like to interview either Theda Bara or Bram Stoker. LOL!

  2. Ah, we shall see. I interpreted that “from my life,” though, to mean someone I actually knew or at least had met. Alas, the two cited seem not to qualify (a round table though with Theda Bara and Musidora might be interesting too, although we might need an interpreter). And another interesting couple, perhaps, Theda Bara actually met British actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the one depicted in Burne-Jones’s painting “The Vampire” (and hence Kipling’s poem — the original rag, bone, and hank of hair), in the early 1930s. “Mrs. Pat,” in fact, was supposedly an idol of hers, though as an actress, not as the subject of the painting.

  3. And I wonder now, too, if Theda Bara ever realized that because the painting inspired the poem, which in turn inspired the play “A Fool There Was,” which became the movie that made Theda a star, she owed a lot more to Mrs. Pat than most people knew. That would be an interesting interview question!

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