A few days ago, Stardust, Always was released. All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital as a tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman. To celebrate it’s release, we’ve been sharing some of its contributors’ responses to four short questions every day this week.
Today, we’d like to share D.R. Perry’s interview with Mayra Pérez González. D.R. Perry contributed a poem about ending titled “Ticker.”
MAYRA PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ: Why did you choose to participate?
D.R. PERRY: I’ve lost family members to cancer and [have] been a Hospice Care Aide. I see what this disease does and want to help as much as I can.
PÉREZ: Describe your experience contributing to “Stardust, Always.”
D.R. PERRY: The process of drafting the poem was intense. Everyone has been amazing to work with. These writers rock. The editors, beta readers, and visual artists rock and rule.
PÉREZ: What influence has David Bowie or Alan Rickman had in your life?
D.R. PERRY: David Bowie’s music is something special. It speaks to just about anyone if they pay attention and it’s helped me make friend I otherwise might have passed by. Alan Rickman was an excellent example of how a person can find success later in life. As a late-starter, that inspired me. I started writing with an eye to making it a career just two years younger than he had his film debut.
PÉREZ: Anything else you would like to say or add?
D.R. PERRY: Thanks for the interview!
Stardust, Always is now available on Amazon.