Mark David Major
What books do you want to read but haven’t gotten around to it yet?
MARK: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
What do you hope your obituary will day about you?
MARK: He came, he saw, he wrote well.
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
LAYCE: I was born and raised in Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. I attended college at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. I haven’t lived anywhere else though I planning to attend school in Savannah, Georgia next year.
MARK: I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I attended college at Clemson University in South Carolina with a year-off between my freshman and sophomore years living in Chicago, Illinois. I also lived in London, England for eight years (most of the 90s). I spent an unfortunate six-month period in California after I returned. I’ve lived in Northeast Florida (Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville) since 2003.
How did you develop your writing?
MARK: Years of practice, trial and error, and a good education.
Where do you get your inspiration?
LAYCE: Fairy tales, graphic novels, films, art, nature and other natural sciences, animation, conversations, and observations.
MARK: For An Infinitesimal Abundance of Color, I simply wrote down the story of what I had always imagined I would say if I ever had a daughter. More honestly, I actually debated in my head over the years what I would say to my daughter when she went through her “why’ stage. Should it be the truth or sugarcoated. This is the sugarcoated version with a hint of the truth implied at the end.
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Genre – Juvenile Fiction/Bedtime and Dreams
Rating – G