Welcome to our #WinterRead2021 Author Spotlight Series! We’re thrilled to be featuring 8 incredibly talented authors from our 2021 sponsor Simon & Schuster as a part of our 4th Annual Winter Reading Challenge.

This week, we’ve interviewed Stephen Graham Jones, author of 25 or so novels and collections, along with novellas and comic books. From Simon & Schuster: “Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.”

Check out our interview with him below, and learn more about his work here! Twitter: @SGJ72

 


What are you currently reading?
Robert Coover's Ghost Town (re-read for class.)

Where is your favorite place to read?
Hammock, backyard.

What is your favorite thing you've written? Book or otherwise!
Maybe...old short story, To Run Without Falling.

What's your favorite book by someone other than yourself?
Ha. Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card.

What is your favorite word and why?
Seatcover. Because I prefer beauty.

 

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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? And/or how did you become a writer?
Completely lucked into it. Never meant to be a writer.

 

If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring writer, what would it be?
Read outside your genre.

What is your favorite thing about winter?
Wearing jackets. With all the pockets, they're like a purse.

 

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What does "Books Like Us" mean to you?
That without readers, books are nothing.

Any additional information or fun facts?
Bit my tongue off once.

 

And we’ll leave it at that!


Stay tuned for future Simon & Schuster author spotlights throughout #WinterRead2021, and encourage your community to keep reading!

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