Coyote and the Sky Door, fiction, Issue 33, December 1, 2015
Birthday? October 1984
When did you start writing? I wrote my first short story at age 7.
When and what and where did you first get published? I have had several publications in Aphelion Webzine, starting in 2006. This is my first pro market publication.
What themes do you like to write about? I like my characters to question how the mores and expectations of their society conflict with their inner sense of right and wrong; of course, I like to do this with a science fiction twist.
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? 1984 by George Orwell, Dune by Frank Herbert, and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I know I'm just listing classics, but these three books have most shaped my writing in that they inspired me to aspire to write the kind of story that will take readers out of their comfort zones and ask hard questions.
Anj Dockrey lives in Austin, TX. She writes science fiction and fantasy and loves all things nerdy and weird. Visit her at http://anjdockrey.wix.com/anjdockrey.