Wednesday, November 14, 2007

HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Sally Bosco

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HEIDI'S PICK SIX

1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
Cevin from my novel in progress, Cevin's Deadly Sin. It's a YA novel about a hetero male cross-dressing teen. He's a mass of contradictions but so lovable and a really good guy.


2. Tell me about your travels.
3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
4. What else can you do besides write?
5. Who are you reading right now?
6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?

8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
I think that once you start writing, ideas are all over the place. I especially draw from my friends and their experiences. Also, I go into my dungeon, light some candles and turn on my lion-head fountain to get in the mood.


9. Food you could eat everyday.
Indian food, especially Mali-Kafta Kasmiri (vegetable balls)


10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
I life weights and do cardio 4 to 5 times per week.


11. What kind of music speaks to you?
I like Goth/Industrial, the more tortured and bleak the better.


12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
I never used to outline, but after writing lots of novels that turned out to have severe plot problems, I'm now a born-again outliner. (I use the quickie plot formula I developed for my Seton Hill teaching module.) I do let the outline change as the story evolves, however.


13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
15. Do you still watch cartoons?

Sally Bosco is a graphic designer and software trainer by day, mistress of the macabre by night.

Sally had an idyllic childhood in Cheshire, Conn. where she lived in a white farmhouse surrounded by trees and a lush green lawn. Her dad had a home cabinet-making business and she remembers fondly his coming home for lunch daily and helping her build little projects of her own.

She attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and began as a Dance major, then got practical and switched to Graphic Design, finally graduating from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Art. Early writing influences were: Ray Bradbury (R is for Rocket), Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land and Friday), Herman Hesse (Steppenwolf and Demian), Anais Nin (Cities of the Interior), D.H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterly's Lover), Collette (Cheri and The Rainy Moon), Lawrence Durrell (Justine), William Shakespeare (The Tempest), Isadora Duncan's autobiography, My Life. More recent influences are: Lucy Taylor (Unnatural Acts), Tannith Lee (Dark Dance), Donald Barthelme (Overnight to Many Distant Cities), Andrei Codrescu (The Blood Countess), Nicholson Baker (Vox and The Fermata), Mark Danielewski (House of Leaves).

Sally recently earned a Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

She lives in Florida with undoubtedly the most spoiled cat in the world, MiniKitty. Her first novel was AltDeath.com, which she co-authored with Lynne Hansen. Her next novel Shadow Cat comes out from Phaze in 2008.

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