Over the next several weeks I have the great pleasure of interviewing several of the authors from the new anthology from Our Write Side, Tales From Our Write Side, a series of short stories by a troupe of amazing authors, some of them friends of mine! Today I have the great pleasure of having David Wiley with us. His work, The Portentous Passenger, is one of 17 featured in the anthology. I’ll go ahead and let Davis introduce himself!
My name is David Wiley and I love to read and write. Growing up I always could be found with my nose in a book, graduating from Dr. Seuss to Goosebumps to Redwall and then into the broad realms of Science Fiction and Fantasy. As the years have progressed I have gained a love, in particular, for the works of Tolkien and for Medieval literature such as Beowulf. Books will undoubtedly remain a piece of who I am until the day I die.
Writing, on the other hand, has an on-again, off-again relationship with me. I go through streaks of intensive writing and thoroughly enjoy those times. I go through equally-intensive stretches where I struggle to string together a few paragraphs because my interest gets pulled in other directions. But, like Tolkien, I am a sub-creator at heart and love to tell stories and imagine characters and worlds and my hope remains that, one day, something I write will capture the imagination of a reader and transport them to a world they have fallen in love with.