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Author Interview: William Humble

William HumbleWilliam Humble has been writing for over 25 years. He lives in Texas where he divides his time between unending battles to perfect his writing and curtailing the dandelion invasion. He has authored numerous novels, none of which have yet been published. The upside to this being that his ego has not grown too out of proportion to his accomplishments. When this changes, the world as we know it will likely cease to exist.

Author Interview: Michael Dellert

First up we have Michael E. Dellert, author of Hedge King in Winter and the forthcoming A Merchant’s Tale.

Hi Michael, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Hi Dawn, thanks for having me. I’m an American (but don’t hold it against me), raised in the rural north-western part of the state of New Jersey, not far from New York City. I’m the son of a school teacher and a nurse, and I have a younger sister. I’m the proud father of two wonderful girls, ages 14 and 11, and I have a Cocker Spaniel. I’ve spent most of my adult life working in traditional publishing, as an editor and a digital production specialist, but I’m currently working as a freelance editor, writer, and consultant.

What were you like at school?

Before university, I was an indifferent student. Too smart for my own good, I thought things like “homework” and “grades” didn’t apply to me. I wised up later and finally took my education seriously. Today, I have a Master of Arts in English Literature.
I was also more than a bit of a hellion at university. In retrospect, I’m surprised I didn’t end up dead in a ditch somewhere.

Were you good at English?

I was always a good reader, but as I said, I was an indifferent student, and for some strange reason, the powers-that-be thought I was good at maths. That backfired on both of us when I ended up failing Algebra my first time around. “Whaddayamean, ‘Find x?’ It’s right there. What the hell, can’t you read?” But I was lucky enough to encounter a teacher who recognized that I really loved language, and she took me under her wing and advanced me into the higher level English classes, where I finally started to thrive.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

World domination, of course. I hope to earn enough from writing to fund construction of my own orbital death ray. If any of your readers would like to donate to my Benevolent Despot campaign….