The author is alive and well and feels that under the circumstances and when the rest of humankind (both past and present) is taken into account that this state of affairs is both a decent achievement and worthy of recognition. Finally, the author also wishes you a pleasant day free from scenes of your own demise.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well like a lot of people my mother and father mean the world to me. There's my brother too; he's right up there as one of my favourite people.
What project are you working on right now?
I have a play that is being staged in the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin February/March 2018. It's part of the Scene + Heard Festival. The play is called 'No God Before Me'. It's about gods (naturally enough), PR and the quest for followers. It's a comedy, at least I hope it is.
Tales of everyday magic have been in short supply but this collection of short stories makes heroes of the hitherto ignored men and women on the ground. So forget Goldilock, Sleeping Beauty and Rumplestiltskin and prepare to enter the real(ish), modern and still magical world of Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups.