Adam Beau McFarlane
The Mermaid's Share, fiction, Issue 26, March 1, 2013
When did you start writing? Meeting Ray Bradbury (before he died) sparked my love of writing.
When and what and where did you first get published? Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine published my short story, "Sun Ching Foo's Last Trick" in 2012.
What themes do you like to write about? Different stories expose different themes. I try not to be too intentional about what I write about.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson directly influenced "A Mermaid's Share". Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell and James Crumley's C. W. Surghue novels taught me about the transience of life; in my current story, I think Captain Warwick could relate.
High school teacher, court auditor, and bartender are all jobs I've had. But reading and writing are my passions. You can find me on Facebook (message me first, if you want to add me as a friend). Currently, I'm a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.