McNally Robinson posts an interview with me

Chadwick Ginther of McNally Robinson Booksellers (an independent chain with stores in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto and New York) has just posted a lengthy online interview with me on the company’s website.

Here’s how it begins:

CG: You’ve written a wide variety of works: SF, YA, Fantasy, as well as non-fiction for adults and children. Where did you get your start as a writer?

EW: Like most writers, I began as a reader. I was the kid who always had his nose in a book, who won the prize for reading the most books in the course of the year, who prefaced every answer I gave to every question in class, “I read somewhere that…” So it was pretty natural for me, one day when I was about 11 and it was raining, to suggest to a friend that we while the time away writing a short story. He never finished whatever he started, but I completed Kastra Glazz: Hypership Test Pilot over the next little while. My mother typed it for me, and I showed it to my junior high English teacher, Tony Tunbridge. He did me the honor of taking it seriously, critiquing it properly instead of just patting me on the head and saying it was good. I realized that not only could I write, I could always write better…and I never looked back.

Read the whole thing!

Oh, and be sure to come to my reading and signing at the Saskatoon McNally Robinson store next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. If you’re in the area. Or are willing to fly in…

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