M.P. Ericson

Afterbirth, flash fiction, Sept 1, 2008

Birthdate? 1970

When did you start writing? When I could hold a crayon.

When and what and where did you first get published? A short story in a school magazine, circa 1987.

Why do you write? Otherwise I don't sleep.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? Fantasy, because in this genre story is paramount--everything, even fact, has to bend to it.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? Terry Pratchett. Good Omens.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? Identity is all we have.

Do you blog? No.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? She had a lot of fun.

M P Ericson's short fiction has been published in several magazines, most recently Clarkesworld and Andromeda Spaceways. She lives on the edge of a moor in Yorkshire, England, with an assortment of spiders and mice.