Hey! That’s a Short Interview! with Claudia Smith
Magic Helicopter Press Presents
“Hey! That’s a Short Interview!”
Here at MHP we love our authors and wish we could talk to them ALL THE TIME, FOR THE REST OF TIME. However, we understand that writers are BUSY and according to some physicists the universe is going to end in 5 billion years, so really, who has time for anything?
Thus, to balance our love for our writers and our respect for their scant time before the end of the known universe we will be conducting super short, four question interviews with them to see WHAT’S UP and maybe, if we’re lucky HAVE SOME FUN. (Lucky? OF COURSE WE’LL HAVE FUN!) (#FUN)
Our first interview is with Claudia Smith, author of Quarry Light. Claudia demonstrated her incredible posture by balancing Raymond Carver on her head and told us about the beautiful view she had at a basin with THE COOLEST NAME EVER.
What’s the very last sentence/line that you wrote?
"Thanks, honey" - a text to my husband.
Can we have a picture of you wearing something on your head?
What are you currently working on, writing or otherwise?
A novel called Box City about a girl named Nora and her uncle, a man named Trip.
What’s the best thing you’ve absorbed lately (we’re thinking books, film, art, but take it however you like)?
The Atchafalaya Basin. I just went on a long road trip with my kids, doing readings. I left a box of my books at a Best Western, so we had to drive back over the Atchafalaya to get them. So, that meant four trips over the Atchafalaya. The sun was setting, and I decided we could all get out before the long bridge and take a look. It was worth the hour and a half delay I hit on a bridge in Baton Rouge.