Name of fiction work? And were there other names you considered that you would like to share with us? The Theoretics of Love. It’s a novel due out in September 2019 from NewSouth Books. No, stuck with that name throughout.
What is the date you began writing this piece of fiction and the date when you completely finished the piece of fiction? Oh gee, about twelve years ago, I think, was when I started writing it. Finished it about four years ago.
Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. My home, with varying numbers of dogs sleeping or barking. I try to write outside to get my vitamin D.
What were your writing habits while writing this work- did you drink something as you wrote, listen to music, write in pen and paper, directly on laptop; specific time of day? Mornings. Two or three hours. Coffee or water or tea. Directly on laptop. (Below Left)
What is the summary of this specific fiction work? A young woman gets her degree in forensic anthropology from the “Bone Farm” at U of Tennessee, then takes a job at U of Kentucky, where she consults with Lexington police about uncovered cadavers. She has an on-off relationship with a Black homicide detective, who returns the favor by having an on-off relationship with her.
Can you give the reader just enough information for them to understand what is going on in the excerpt? This excerpt is from a minor—but quite important character named Gray whose mental problems mount throughout the novel.
Please include just one excerpt and include page numbers as reference. This one excerpt can be as short or as long as you prefer. I’ll include his chapter, which comes second in the novel. He has two others. This chapter was published as a story in Bayou magazine.
Other works you have published? Recently, a story collection entitled Ghostly Demarcations. A comic novel in rhyme entitled Pineapple, some other story collections and novels.
Anything you would like to add? I’m not Gray. Honest