Jeremy D. Brooks
The Woodsman's Son, poetry, December 1, 2009
When did you start writing? I've been writing casually since I was about age 23. I began my quest to get published at age 34, about two years ago.
When and what and where did you first get published? My first published work was a short story full of paranoid delusions and evil circus-folk called "Billy Don't Like Clowns", which can be found in the NiteBlade print Anthology "Lost Innocence", published September of 2008.
Why do you write? Ever since I was young, writing has been a compulsion. To say I love writing would be like saying I like to sleep at night, or that I really like to eat food when I'm hungry. I do love it, but my need to write
Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I write in the genres I enjoy reading, and my reading habits are all over the board. I grew up on the standards like Asimov, Clarke, Tolkien, and Lewis, and although I
Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? This changes constantly; I just finished Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead", and was blown away by her flawless storytelling. If I had to pick one story of everything I've ever read, it would probably be Arthur C Clarke's "Childhood's End". I read that book a dozen times when I was young.
What are you trying to say with your fiction? Writing has always been an emotional/intellectual outlet for me, which means that a lot of my work is driven by strong feelings that I'm trying to get out of my head and onto
Do you blog? Where? ttp://gristleandsmoke.blogspot.com
If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? That my greatest efforts--raising my family, making a career out of writing--were not in vain.
He has published fiction with NiteBlade Magazine and Abandoned Towers, and will appear in the Fall 2010 WW Norton Hint Fiction Anthology. His non-fiction business journal work can be found Examiner.com. Currently, he
He lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and two daughters.