H. C. Turk

Biography

A: This is hard.
Q: Why is making a bio so hard for you?
A: Because it's like talking. I don't like to talk; I like to write.
Q: But people want to know about authors. Reading a book requires a lot of effort.
A: Writing one ain't exactly playtime.
Q: That's better. Go ahead, tell us more. Did you have a pleasant childhood?
A: Ask my dog; he was there.
Q: Your dog is stuffed. He's not a real dog.
A: He's more real than you are. You can’t even ask a good question.
Q: Here’s one: Why should people read your books?
A: Because my puppy will be sad if they don’t.
Q: We need to get serious here. How many novels have you written?
A: 33.
Q: I’ll bet your dog can’t count that high. How long have you been writing?
A: I’ll answer if you promise not to kick my dog again (metaphorically).
Q: He wouldn’t feel it—he’s stuffed.
A: If someone kicked the stuffing out of you, I bet you wouldn’t enjoy it.
Q: Would I enjoy it more than reading one of your books? Or would it be equally painful?
A: You’re cruel to dogs AND to authors.
Q: If you answer my last question, I promise to be nice. How many years have you been writing?
A: [mumbles]
Q: That’s pathetic.
A: Why don’t you ask me about my stories?
Q: Stories are for campfires.
A: The basis of history’s greatest novels is the story: the story of nations, cultures, families, individuals. The greatest idea that can be expressed in fiction is story.
Q: Great, so tell me about your characters.
A: Dull and Dumb are not two of my characters, or characteristics.
Q: Do you ever write about animals, stuffed or not?
A: Rescued greyhounds in Heaven Again, tiny ponies in Only The Impassioned, mudfish in Resurrection Flowers, ghosts in An Atmosphere Of Angels.
Q: Ghosts aren’t animals, they’re unsettled spirits. If ghosts continue to read, what will they find in your novels?
A: They will find passion, idea, and spirited characters whose lives are a story. And puppies.

My music is available here:
http://hcturk.bandcamp.com/

My animated music videos are here:
http://exposureroom.com/members/HCTurk

Smashwords Interview

What does "H. C." stand for?
Harold Carl. "Carl" was supposed to be spelled with a "K" (in honor of my grandfather), but they got it wrong in the hospital. My life has been following its own tangent ever since.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up, and how has that youthful dream affected your career?
I wanted to be a firefighter. Now I can't imagine why I ever wanted to place potential conflagration between myself and a paycheck. That childhood dream has taught me to dream better.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find H. C. Turk online


Where to buy in print


Books

Inventing The Real
Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Willy Billy, the cookie boy, and Bonny Bunny, the rabbit girl, steal Mr. Puma's skyboat, but crash. Their moms fix them with a kiss. Then Puma arrives, vowing to invent biology so the kids will be as hard to fix as his boat. View the animated video at Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/137967330

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fantasy    metaphysics