Jamie, like me, is huge comic book fan (you know, the kind who keeps his comics minty-fresh in a plastic sleeve!) so when I caught up with him for a 5-in-5, we geeked out a bit.
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1. Do you read current comics or re-read the comics you loved when you were younger?
I re-read a lot of stuff from my youth, but also read a lot of newer graphic novels.
2. Did any particular super heroes or storylines have a big impact on you?
The Dark Phoenix saga and Frank Miller's run on Daredevil were my favorites as a kid.
3. How has reading comics influenced the way you write/look at your fiction?
I think about telling a story first and lest about the clever arrangement of words on the page. I'm less into linguistic, literary jiu-jitsu, and more into pure storytelling.
4. Advice for an unpublished author?
Don't read your favorite authors while you write. That's like reading Vogue while trying to lose weight--you'll die a death of comparison.
5. What's next for you?
More travel! More touring! More airline peanuts and sleepless nights!