Unsolicited Press INTERVIEW: TY SPENCER VOSSLER, AUTHOR OF ADOBE WALLS
I If you could cook dinner for any author, dead or alive, who would it be?
When I was an undergraduate, I had dinner with Ray Bradbury at Crystal T's in San Diego. If he was still alive, I'd cook coconut shrimp. I think that's what he ordered.
What scares you the most about the writing process?
I have been writing for so long, that my fears have long since faded. I use it as a learning opportunity.
Who is your biggest literary crush, author or character?
I adore Tom Robbins. He has travelled where no man has gone before...or since.
What books are on your nightstand?
Whirlwind, by James Clavell now resides on my nightstand. It was hidden on my bookshelf.
Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from the fact that I never walk from point A to point B. There's so much to see in between. Writing is all about seeing details.
Favorite punctuation mark? Why?
I love the dash (—). Semi-colons look too much like sperm cells seeking an egg.
What book were you supposed to read in high school, but never did?
Sorry. I have always loved reading, and never missed an opportunity.
What inanimate object would you thank in your acknowledgements?
I would thank adobe clay, which is still used in the manufacture of homes in Mexico.
Why do you write? The first 5 words that come to mind.
Because I must. Sorry, that was only three.
If you could write an inspirational quote on the mirrors of aspiring writers?
Don’t write because you can, write because you must.