J. C. Conway
Separation Anxiety, fiction, Issue 20, September 1, 2012
When did you start writing? The first time a grade school teacher told me I could write what I wanted.
When and what and where did you first get published? My first short-story publication was in February 2, 2012 at 365 Tomorrows. It was a story titled "Exit Strategy."
What themes do you like to write about? I love stories that make me think. I also like stories that reveal something about the human condition, regardless of how unusual the circumstances. We are fascinating creatures with painful flaws and admirable strengths worth exploring.
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? I really don't know. I read a wide variety of genres. There are so many brilliant works and inspiring pieces I hesitate to elevate one or some over others. I like to think all of it influences my writing.
I am a complex-litigation attorney. I write science fiction, fantasy, romance and young adult stories. I contributed one story to the recent print anthology Battlespace (Volume 1), and have stories published or pending release at Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Residential Aliens, Mindflights, Romance Flash, Daily Love, Bewildering Stories and others. I am a Genre Fiction winner with two science fiction stories in the Writers Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition, and was honored as the 2012 grand prize winner of the Yosemite Romance Writers Smooch contest.