Why do you like writing?
: I work as a sculptor, which is very earthbound. Writing is a realm of pure ideas; gifts from the muses - - -
When did you start writing and why?
: About the age of nine. The class that year had a very good teacher, Mr. Gale, who encouraged us.
How long have you been writing?
: 47 years, but with a long gap between 20 and 40 years old - - - !
What is the best book you have ever read?
: Maybe the 'Dune' series.
Who is your favorite author?
: Iain Banks.
What is the best story you have ever written?
: Hopefully the 'Arianne series'.
What is some advice you would give new writers?
: Don't worry, let it happen - - -