Interview with Stuart D. Hogg

Describe your desk
I use the kitchen table. My Macbook Pro is set so that I can attach the iPad, read early drafts of stories then rewrite them.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, and I wasn't really into writing back then.
How did you get started writing?
It was only a few years ago after a pretty severe frost bite accident here in Yellowknife. I was off work for six months and decided that I needed to be more productive. Boredom was actually becoming a pretty strong factor, but I remembered how I used to enjoy writing despite never actually writing that much, so I decided to try it once again but with the intent to publish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the whole idea of doing something both productive and enjoyable. Creating stories, whether it be science fiction or paranormal, and then thinking of ways to twist a potentially predictable outcome into something the reader is not expecting is something I really enjoy. I also love to write truly eerie and spooky stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are everything to me. I love the fact that there are people who enjoy my writing.
What are you working on next?
Right now I am working on a larger book which will be a collection of short stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't really have one. I love stories about Shipwrecks and have read a few books on that. But I'm more of a tv junkie, hence the need to actually crack down and write.
What are some of your favourite tv shows?
I really like CSI, Vegas and Miami, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Vikings, Game of Thrones, and, The Big Bang Theory, among others.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not working at the grocery store or veging out in front of the tube, I will walk around exploring the beautiful scenery up here, but that's more of a warm weather thing. I also like walking into art galleries every now and then just to see what's there. Hanging out at the local coffee shop is also a favourite haunt.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I will just take a subject I'm interested in, click search, and see what happens.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Vaguely, and it took place in a snow storm, and I wrote it even before I moved to the Northwest Territories. I plan to rewrite it at some point.
Published 2014-03-20.
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