Hmm. Why do I write? I’m one of those people who would love to be an airline pilot, a UN peace treaty negotiator, a club DJ, a porn star, a wizard, an owner of a casino, or a pharmacologist who discovers cures for diseases. I’d love to have a job as a king whose duty is to sit around, eat cookies, and name things like streets and colleges and brand new towns. I suspect I’ll never have any of those careers (being king, in particular), but I can write about characters who do and experience a bit of each life. In the way that readers indulge in escapist fantasies, I’m often doing the same thing, and I don’t need millions of dollars, a pilot license or a book of spells.
Of course, you may be wondering why careers aren’t central for my characters in Claiming Danny or Simple and Easy. I think their job is to dive into a world of desire that the average person does not dare to seek. Oh, to be them. Happy reading. Gavin Atlas' Web Site