There are two questions that usually pop up during interviews, and they are
- Where do you get your ideas?
- What authors inspired you to become a writer?
The answer to the first is, of course, Schenectady.
The answer to the second, for me, is a little more complicated – or at least lengthier – because I am convinced that if we are readers – and writers can’t not be readers – then everything we read is a source of inspiration.
This kind of answer usually is interpreted as evasive by interviewers, so I usually have a list of authors I recite like a mantra.
And I thought it might be interesting to write a list, not only of authors, but also of the books by those authors I found inspiring. The books that made me say
THIS! This is what I want to write.
Who knows, maybe you need some reading suggestions for what’s left of summer. Here we go. Continue reading