Instructor Tom Andes recently interviewed debut novelist Kris Faatz, whose To Love a Stranger appeared this year from indie press Blue Moon Publishers. This is from the introduction to the interview:
Artfully plotted, elegant and sharply observed, the book has the effect of holding you in proximity to two deeply flawed characters as they advance grudgingly and by degrees toward acceptance of who they are and where they come from. The novel has the grace to allow its characters to come to terms with what they’re trying to escape, and it accomplishes this without sentimentality.
In this substantial interview, Faatz talks about the craft of writing, and about the lengthy process of seeing the novel through many drafts and then finding a publisher. You can read the interview on the website for the online journal JMWW here.