My last visit with the Purgatorium Anthology contributors! Amanda Tompkins is always a delight in person, and I find her endlessly interesting. She makes me laugh and she’s also über smart and tells fascinating stories. I’m really looking forward to her words in Purgatorium. I will not soon forget the motto she leaves us with here…one I think I may take as one of my own. “Expectations are just mind forged manacles”.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the release date of this sumptuous anthology of horror! November 19th, Purgatorium will be here!
IN FACT! If you come to BOOKAPALOOZA from 10am-3pm at Durham College Centre for Food/Bistro 67 in Whitby on November 19th, you can pick up a copy of PURGATORIUM…and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get quite a few of the authors to sign it for you! Bookapalooza is a free event and it’s ALL ABOUT BOOKS! You won’t want to miss it! It’s also the place where the Purgatorium Anthology launches!
And now, Amanda’s responses to my Proustian Questionnaire…
Curled up in my easy chair, with a good book in my hands, and my dog at my feet.
I’ll read just about anything, but Fantasy is my favorite.
I’d have to say Mary Shelley. She did amazing work and faced a lot of opposition.
Taking the mundane, the familiar, and making it threatening.
Patience. Who needs it?
Word count limits.
A few short stories, and several works in progress.
When I realized that nothing is forever, and you can lose the people you love most.
I’d love to be able to read/speak every language.
Something large and predatory. That probably says more about me than I’m strictly comfortable with.
Being forced to watch a loved one suffer, and knowing there is nothing you can do.
‘To kill a mockingbird’, by Harper Lee. ‘War for the oaks’, by Emma Bull. ‘The interior life’, by Katherine Blake.
Usually whoever I’m currently reading.
People chewing loudly with their mouths open.
Ideally, not at all. Realistically, in bed having just finished the last page of a good book.
The click of my dogs nails on the tile as he runs to greet me.
‘Normal’ is a subjective judgement call, and expectations are just mind forged manacles.