Interview with S. M. Davidson

Who are your favorite authors?
I love Ray Bradbury for the delicious way he concocts luscious images by putting his words together in new and unexpected ways and the magical and sometimes chilling alien worlds of his astonishing imagination. I also love Dr. Seuss for pretty much all the same reasons as Bradbury. Alexandre Dumas makes this list for his marvelous Three Musketeers plus the redoubtable Dartagnan for their brotherhood, their honor, and dialogue that makes me read it aloud just to hear it spoken. I have never read Rod Serling, but man does that guy know how to tell a story! I loved Baroness Orczy's and Sir Walter Scott both for sneaking romance and true love into wild adventure stories and making me swoon. I also must credit Sir Walter Scott and Francis Hodgson Burnett for giving me Rebecca of York and Mary Lennox respectively, the first two girls in fiction that I ever admired and liked enough to believe in them as full people. I also love S. E. Hinton because I love any writer who can make me laugh and then cry and then wish I could go hang out with her characters for a day. I know there are more, but these are the writers whose feet I sit at adoringly and ask "How do you do it?"
What do you read for pleasure?
I love this question! When I taught fifth grade (the best grade ever!) I used to tell my students that I only like two genres of books: fiction and nonfiction. See, now you're rolling your eyes just like they did!
Describe your desk
I would, but it's so covered with books and articles I want to read, lists of other books and articles I want to read and miscellaneous gadgets that have no other home that I can't remember what the desk actually looks like. Come to think of it, that describes my coffee table pretty well, too.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poetry pretty much as soon as I started reading. Check it out:
You'd have to be a fool
to jump in a swimming pool
in the middle of winter

Genius huh? I'm sure there was more than just that first stanza, and I'm sure you're desperate to know what it was, but I was a pre-school kid then and I can't remember the rest.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly whining and wondering why I can't go back to writing.
Published 2014-10-25.
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Books by This Author

Ali Kazaam's House of Fun
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,410. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ali Kazaam's vast toy-filled Warehouse of Fun is a kid's version of paradise, but when David and his friends take the fun a little too far, what happens to them is anything but heavenly.