Interviews

I've been interviewed by:

· Sequential Tart
· FearZone
· My Bookish Ways
· Suvudu
· Edin Road Radio (7/12/2011)
· Functional Nerds Podcast
· ASU Magazine (PDF download)
· The OSU Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (MP3 audio)
· Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine
· Examiner.com
· Sci-Fi Guys
· Wicked Jungle
· The Ohio Channel:


· Embrace the Shadows
· Coyote Con
· Anna Kashina
· APEX Book Company
· The Sinister Minister
· Heidi's Pick Six
· Reading in the Dark
· Dreamtime
· Cybling
· Pod of Horror #34 – the interview starts 23:24 into the podcast, and a story performance is directly after it

I've also interviewed other people, including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman and William Peter Blatty.



Here are some of the questions I've been asked by various interviewers, along with links to the articles containing my answers:

Q: Who is Lucy Snyder? Tell us a little about yourself. (Answer)

Q: How long have you been writing and what drew you to speculative fiction? How did friends and family react when they learned you wanted to write these kinds of speculative, offbeat stories? (Answer)

Q: What were some of your early publishing successes? (Answer)

Q: For a lot of writers going to the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers' Workshop is a dream. What was your experience there like? (Answer)

Q: Here's a ten-foot pole. Do you find it difficult to be a female genre writer? Do you perceive, say, your husband being treated differently by "the industry" (magazines, award groups, editors, etc.)? (Answer)

Q: Many of your stories such as "Burning Bright," with its theme of a woman rescuing her male lover from a tower where he is imprisoned, seem to be subverting fairy tale tropes. Do you see horror as being connected to the older, darker fairy tales? (Answer)

Q: Do you watch a lot of zombie movies? Or do you feel zombies are one of the universal metaphors for life in the 21st century? (Answer)

Q: Do you have a favorite genre/style to write? (Answers here, there and elsewhere)

Q: What authors have influenced you the most? (Answers here and there and elsewhere and everywhere)

I and every other writer on the planet get asked "What's your favorite genre?" and "Who were your inspirations?" and "Where do you get your ideas?" a lot. A lot. I'm certainly not discouraging anyone from asking these questions. But bear in mind that after the 6th or 7th time we fiction writers get asked the same ol' question that has the same ol' immutable answer, we start stretching the truth. And then we inflate it and twist it into balloon animals to entertain ourselves. Or at least we're tempted.

So, if you're a prospective interviewer and you wish to maintain the factual accuracy of your article, you probably want to ask fresh questions if you can. And the best way to identify a fresh question is to build on what's already been asked.