Sep 30, 2009
Keeping An Eye On... Tim Pratt
This week's Keeping An Eye On Interview is with none other than Tim Pratt. Tim is one of the more established authors of the SF Signal's watchlist, having published genre work since 1999. Over the past 10 years he has slowly put together a very respectable writing career publishing 5 novels and 2 short story collections. If you've been reading these interviews, you know the drill. Lots of reprints in Year's Best Anthologies, award nominations (among a few wins) and other praise. I'm running out of ways to say it but it's more of the same with Pratt. High quality writing, and lots of it. If you don't take my word for it; take Neil Gaiman's. Pratt beat Gaiman for a Hugo (2007 Hugo for short story "Impossible Dreams". That doesn't happen. You could write a short story where Gaiman doesn't win an award but you'd have to shelf it in the genre section: cause you're writing fantasy.
But Pratt did the impossible. Let's see what else he's been up to.
SoY: If we are keeping an eye on you, what should be looking for in the near future? What have you been working on recently?
That's it from Tim. Not to take anything away from any of the other authors but Tim was one of the friendliest and accessible authors I've interviewed (he ties for 1st with about 10 other authors). I hope to see more Marla Mason books in the future and I'd encourage all of my 12 readers to go check out his stuff.
I'm thinking of making October "Urban Fantasy Month" here at Stomping on Yeti and Marla Mason might be one of my featured series. Hope to see you back here for more.
Posted by Patrick at 9/30/2009 10:00:00 PM