Stardust, Always was released on June 5th, 2016, National Cancer Survivors Day. To celebrate it’s release, we’ll be sharing some of its contributors’ responses to four short questions every day this week.
Today, we bring you Clara Katelyn Sweigart’s interview with Mayra Pérez González. Katelyn Sweigart is the author of “Goblins & Glitter,” and also contributed to Stardust, Always as a proofer.
MAYRA PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ: Why did you choose to participate?
KATELYN SWEIGART: I needed to take the plunge into writing something for an audience, and what better way than in support of a good cause?
PÉREZ: Describe your experience contributing to “Stardust, Always.”
SWEIGART: I still can’t believe this was put together so quickly. Are our editors nuclear-powered or something? I am blown away by the talent we’ve accumulated…I mean, just look at that cover art! Baldwin did an amazing job–I want it framed!
PÉREZ: What influence has David Bowie or Alan Rickman had in your life?
SWEIGART: I became a fan of Bowie after watching Labyrinth, and Rickman after Harry Potter. Bowie’s glam and creativity fueled some of my stories. Rickman’s acting drilled into me the importance of character development and subtlety being able to speak volumes.
Stardust, Always is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook format.