Monday, June 18, 2012

Author Interview: Meg Horne

Q: How long have you been writing, and what kind of stories do you most like to write?

A: I have been writing for about four years.  No matter the genre, I like to write stories with a 'twist to the tale'.

Q: What sparked the idea for your story in Unearthed? Can you remember?

A: When my husband and I moved to Cape Breton in 1970, we lived in an old farmhouse on a hill quite a distance from the road.  Years later (after we vacated, of course), the house was burned and the ground smoothed over the stone basement.  Now there is a large depression where the place once stood.  I often wonder if the space was completely filled in or is there still a hole underneath.  When Third Person Press sent out a call for submissions for the anthology, Unearthed, I just had to make some connection.

Q: What's the title of your story in Unearthed? In general, do you get the title first, or do you write the story first? Do you remember what prompted this particular title?

A: I write the story first and add the title later.  If you read my story, you'll know why it's called 'Overheard'.

Q: Please tell us: one book you've read recently, one book you're reading now, and one book on your to-read list.
A: One book I've read recently is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  The book I'm reading now is West With the Night by Beryl Markham.  One book on my to-read list is The Soujourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Q: What's the best/worst writing advice you've ever been given?
A: The best writing advice I've ever been given is, instead of telling, put the reader in the scene with the use of dialogue and actions.
Thanks, Meg!