David W. Landrum

The Strega of Fitzgerald Street, fiction, March 1, 2011

Birthdate? June 18, 1951

When did you start writing? About 1990.

When and what and where did you first get published? story, "The Girl Who Knew Nick Drake" in Amarillo Bay magazine.

Why do you write? To express feelings and ideas.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? It opens up imaginative possibilities not found is regular literary fiction.

Who is your favorite author? Michael Chabon

Your favorite story? "Fat" by Raymond Carver

What are you trying to say with your fiction? Right choices and right character can bring healing.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? I would quote a line from Robert Frost's After Apple Picking: "For I have had enough of apple-picking. I am tired / Of the great harvest I myself desired."

David W. Landrum teaches Literature at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His fiction has appeared widely. He edits the on-line poetry journal, Lucid Rhythms, www.lucidrhythms.com.