Q & A


Where do you get your ideas? I used to say “Duluth,” but now I can admit they come fully formed, right out of the ol’ literary butt-cheeks.

Why did you become a writer? I actually enjoy being socked in the stomach every now and then by the Cruel and Heartless World of Literary Agents.

When did you become a writer? June. I forget what year.

What is your writing process like? Do you have a regimen? A to B, B to C, then back to A. Rewrite. Rinse. Repeat.

How long does it take you to write a book? The first novel took ten years, the second took four, and the third took two. I hope soon to reach negative numbers.

Side sleeper? Yes.

What’s your favorite food? Strawberry shortcake. Wait, no … bacon. Bacon shortcake. Mmmmmm.

Favorite color: Purple.

Who inspires you? Neil Gaiman, Dr. Seuss, William Goldman, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore, Paul Shipton, Roald Dahl, Rod Serling, Groucho Marx, Art Spiegelman, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, William Steig, Quentin Blake, “Red Dwarf,” Dan Piraro, Chris Ware, Harlan Ellison, Jeff “Doc” Jensen, and 14% of the population of Poughkeepsie, New York. They know who they are.

Tell me, what gets your goat? Other, considerably bigger, goats.

Keep up to date with D. S. Thornton’s art and publishing news: Subscribe to the Once-in-a-Blue Moon Newsletter

I’m sorry, but I don’t allow comments on this page. If you’d like to give me some feedback, please find me on Facebook or Twitter by using the links in the sidebar, or by sending me an email.