Bill Schwarz

Waiting on Annette, Fiction, issue 39, June 15, 2017


Birthday? 10/29/67
 
When did you start writing? October 31, 1996. At the stroke of midnight.
 
When and what and where did you first get published? I wrote a story called "The Tipping Point" that was published in the Terminal Earth anthology (Pound Lit Press) that came out in 2010.
 
What themes do you like to write about? I seem to be drawn to small, personal stories set in deep time -- long after all the post-apocalyptic zombies have gone to sleep, and things have settled down a bit.
 
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? Catch-22. Cloud Atlas and Number9Dream. Oryx and Crake. Lolita.
Why? Unsurpassed craftsmanship, vicious humor, and bleak vision. 
 
Facebook page? Yes, but it's pretty neglected: www.facebook.com/bill.schwarz

 
Biography 
I am an engineer and digital designer for a large, fruit-themed computer company in Austin, Texas. I've been writing for many years now; still wondering when it will start getting easier. I also have an irrational aversion to social media.