the globe

  1. Where did the idea come from for your book? i wrote a story about Fast Eddy in 2004. a couple years later  i was in this rather difficult creative writing class at U of C and found myself missing Fast Eddy. so, i resolved to write a short story cycle about both Fast Eddy and his friends. my manuscript is titled THE GLOBE and is named after a pub.
  2. What genre does your book fall under? short fiction.
  3. What actors would you chose to play your characters in a movie rendition? i have no idea who could play Fast Eddy but i think Colin Farrell as Load Toad would be great.
  4. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? expatriates in Hong Kong exist in-between worlds. their stories explore how they deal with emotional discomfort at the point where loneliness and alienation intersect.
  5. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? my book is searching for a home.
  6. How long did it take you to write the first draft? i wrote the majority of these stories over a five year period.
  7. What other books would you compare your book to within your genre? LATER, AT THE BAR by Rebecca Barry.
  8. Who or what inspired you to write this book? it’s a variety of things. i lived as an expat for a couple years and am familiar with shifting in-between worlds, and i enjoy the complexity of my flawed characters–besides, they keep showing up in my imagination.
  9. What else about your book might pique the readers interest? there’s a rude giant watching over the city, a woman with vertigo, and Load Toad’s surreal taxi ride in Guangzhou. the characters are difficult, drink too much, and hurt one another, over and over again.

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