*The publisher was kind enough to off a $25 Amazon Gift Card to go along with J.S.’s blog tour! The link and details for the giveaway are located at the bottom of the post, following the interview 🙂
Today I am interviewing J.S. Breukelaar, author of the new short-fiction collection, Collision.
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DJ: Hi J.S. Breukelaar! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
J.S. Breukelaar: I am the author of the novels American Monster, a Wonderland Award Finalist, and the Aurealis Award nominated Aletheia, as well as the forthcoming collection of short stories, Collision, from Meerkat Press. You can also find my work in magazines such as Lightspeed, Gamut, Black Static, Unnerving and anthologized in Welcome to Dystopia, Women Writing the Weird among others. I have a PhD in creative writing and teach at the University of Western Sydney, and am a columnist and instructor at LitReactor.com. You can also find me at www.thelivingsuitcase and twitter.com/jsbreukelaar.
DJ: What is Collision about?
J.S. Breukelaar: This is a collection of twelve stories including the title story, “Collision,” and a new novella called “Like Ripples on a Blank Shore.”
DJ: What were some of the inspirations behind Collision?
J.S. Breukelaar: Although I’ve written other stories and novels, these are inspired by a collision of worlds, characters and genres. This is partly because of the political and technological landscape, but also the natural world of climate change, and the literary space I inhabit which is where the river of gender meets the sea of possibility. I love horror and science fiction and Gothic and weird and poetry and these all feed into my work. I’m inspired by animals and non-human beings. But also film and bad TV and music. Readers can find my playlist for the book at www.largehearted.boy.com. Continue reading