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Jeremy Davies

answers the Usual Questions

'He loved to dust his old grammars; it somehow mildly reminded him of his mortality.' Herman Melville, Moby Dick, (Etymology.1)

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Jeremy Davies

Jeremy Davies was an editor at Garratt Publishing and has worked as a sessional lecturer at Swinburne University in Writing Fiction and in Journalism. He has published short stories and poetry and various articles.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Yes, I have worked several interactions into the sequel to Missing, Presumed Undead already. The first person murdered was sold to a fan on eBay.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

Someone who reviewed Missing, Presumed Undead on Amazon mentioned that their signed copy got stolen from her place of employment, and I thought, wow, my book is theft-worthy!

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Terry Pratchett ... but most of all, Mickey Spillane: for the expressions and sentence movement).

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

A technician of some sort who specialises in lifts, or (elevators) or spaceships.

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Anyone else. I don't like being trapped. I'm not that kind of mammal.

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Hmmmmm... Initially I thought you meant 'for space', as in, if I didn't have much room to pack things. Maybe a pin, or a button, a nice brass one - that's what I was thinking. But, hell, if we're talking going into space, outer space, and there's so few amenities and facilities up there, I'd just as soon stay home. I have a cat, after all. And people seem to get trapped in them, I am led to believe ... with someone else, of their choice. Not great.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

To destroy the entire space-time continuum. Or make a decent living. Whichever comes first.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

When I go back to my work and reread it and actually think to myself, oh, good, that actually works. It's readable, almost like some sort of sentence in a story somewhere I've read. And the joke actually worked. Or did it? What will other people think? I might have a lie down now. Where's my pillow?

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submitted by Jeremy Davies

8 July 2014

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Just the facts:
Born: 22 June 70
Resides: Melbourne, Australia
Missing, Presumed Undead (Fantasy/Humour/30's Detective-Casablantasy) Published by Satalyte Publishing 2014
goliath.tmp: a memoir (Literary) Published by Naked Indifference Publishing 2013

Web site: casablantasy
poetryplusproseatanywhere. JeremyDaviesTheAuthor


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