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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Spring Celebration Interview: Red Haircrow
Welcome to our latest Spring Celebration interview, a brief chat with Red Haircrow, a two-spirit author of Native American descent who shares my love for science fiction and fantasy. Red has graciously agreed to stop by for a chat as part of our Spring Celebration. His latest, Night Shift, is available from JMS Books (which means one lucky reader could choose it as their prize, if selected as a winner in this week’s giveaway):
To escape a troubled home, Jamie works the night shift at a department store with a rag-tag group of punks, war veterans, and bickering couples. He’s unsure what direction he wants to take in life until a mysterious new co-worker arrives.
With his long ponytail, faint accent, and quiet manner, Derrik manages to disturb or fascinate everyone, not just one pint-sized Southern boy who wants to escape from his boring life. Jamie finds himself falling for Derrik, but the older man harbors a secret that threatens to come between them.
Now, without further ado, let’s learn a little bit about the man behind the stories:
♥ What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?
I write non-fiction: primarily memoir, and topics like current events, intercultural observations and psychology. In fiction, I concentrate on speculative, epic and historical fantasy, and some contemporary works of gay fiction. These are things that are important to and interest me.
♥ When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I never realized I wanted to be a writer. At age eleven, I simply started writing out of need to express my emotions and thoughts. Although I’ve had other careers which would be considered primary, I have always written privately.
♥ Who or what was your inspiration for writing?
The need to tell of situations, of events, love, life and relationships which many people shy away from.
♥ What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I am also a private chef, so this is something I do daily. I own a business, which is a book store, so there always something which needs updating, cataloging or procuring for clients and customers. During my down-time, I spend most of it with my son: playing video games, out in nature gardening or walking. I also enjoy travelling, learning languages, writing poetry and being active in the Native American community. I have a review/interview website which specializes in indie authors, so that takes up considerable amounts of my personal time as well.
AND MUCH MORE!
Great thanks to Sally Sapphire, and please visit their site for the full interview, as also contains personal perspectives, likes & dislikes…if you’re interested :-)