Interview with Gary E. Smith, Author of A Collection of Short Stories & Poems

01 Dec 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Collection of Short Stories & Poems?

After writing five mystery novels, I wanted to do something different.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of A Collection of Short Stories & Poems, what would they be?

I Could Write A Book by Johny Hartman

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Mysteries, and yes, it is.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

High Window by Raymond Chandler

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

On the Road with Anne and the Bat

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Love to write listening to Jazz.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

When writing, never push the words instead of being pulled by them

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

To give yourself permission to be human.


Gary E Smith is the author of the new book A Collection of Short Stories & Poems

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