So, on Thursday of next week, I will be having my first official interview with a graduate student from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism in Chicago. We will be talking about how I fell into writing (almost literally) and how my artistic vision transfers to writing. Uhhh...good question! After all, I did manage to get a degree in painting and art history and now I'm writing about rats and dead people. Wha? Exactly! How did that happen??
I can't speak of non-fiction writers, but there are a plethora of us fiction guys and gals who write and do some form of visual art as well. I think they go hand in hand, creative writing and visual art--Author & Illustrator. Whether it's on paper (or your laptop these days) or on canvas or mashed into clay. It's that spark, you know? That thing that drives us to keep going and keep making and molding and of course creating bold new ideas.
Enough said! I'm excited about this interview! I thought, you want to interview me? Huh? Are you sure you have the right person? I tried to talk her out of it, but she insisted she had the right Hilary Wagner! Ha, ha! So, I'm meeting my lovely interviewer on Thursday at Starbucks and hoping I don't put her to sleep in her latte. That could be rather messy and dangerously hot. Hopefully she'll go for an iced coffee! ;)
I'll let you know how it goes! BTW: Happy Friday!!
P.S. I have big news, but per my wise agent can't say what it is yet!! ACK!!
xoxo -- Hilary