March 19, 2013

VIRTUAL AUTHOR BOOK TOUR: Interview & Giveaway

Publisher: Wasteland Press, October 23, 2012
Category: Fiction- Short Stories, Literary Fiction, Relationships
Tour Dates: March, 2013
Available in: Print, 160 pages
In this debut collection, Krasne wields insightful irony and cathartic black humor to illuminate her themes of loss, yearning and survival, bringing to it a biting female perspective. An adept stylist with an ear for dialogue and an eye for personal foibles, Krasne cleverly captures the distinct voices of her characters as they strive to negotiate the subtle and not-so-subtle minefields of family obligation and personal conflict. She has a knack for getting inside her characters’ heads as they strive to keep up appearances. Readers will most surely recognize themselves, their friends and family members in all of these beautifully rendered stories.

1) When did you first decide you wanted to become a writer?  When did you finally feel   like or call yourself a writer?

I still don’t. When anyone asks, my response is simply, “I am someone who writes.”

2) Which story in your collection was the easiest to write?  

“At the Algonquin wrote itself. I was on a train coming back from Boston (to New York.) There was a very young couple seated next to me. At one moment he put his hand on her thigh and started to discuss friends of his. I went home, sat down at the computer and wrote the story over the weekend. Of course I edited later, but by and large the story was written.
The hardest? I had to think long and hard on this one. Perhaps, “The Fifth Question” because it was the most wrenching.

3) If you could meet and pick the brain of any author living or dead, who would it be?

There are many authors I would love to meet. Toni Morrison. Phillip Roth. Harper Lee. Penelope Lively. But pick the brain? The one thing I’ve learned is that great writers can teach craft, can guide, but not teach you to write.

4) What book have you read the most times?  Why do you love it so much?

 I am not a “re”reader. Books that I love, I devour. And sometimes I pick up a book that I have forgotten I have read and as I read I remember the words still not remembering where it is going.

5) If you had a superpower, what would it be?

 To remove the warfare gene from man.

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About Margo Krasne:
Margo Krasne, born and raised in Manhattan, has always led two lives. As a radio advertising producer, she sculpted; as a sculptor, she was an extra in commercials, and for the past 24 years, as a communications coach and author of Say it with Confidence, she writes fiction whenever possible.
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  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the tour and hosting Margo!

  2. I feel really weird calling myself a writer, too. But I try to say it with as much panache as possible. ;) Great interview, Margo and Becca!

    1. Thanks! I can't call myself a writer either. I'm like "I try to write" lol.

  3. Great and unconventional answer to the superpower question-I confess I'd be tempted to choose the ability to fly or go invisible!


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