Today we bring you a second author interview, with new contributor, Mary Soon Lee.
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Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but now lives in Pittsburgh. She writes both fiction and poetry, and has won the Rhysling Award and the Elgin Award. Her work has appeared in Analog, Daily Science Fiction, F&SF, Science, and Strange Horizons. She has an antiquated website at http://www.marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee
- Author Name/s: Mary Soon Lee
- Years active as a writer: 28
- What genre/s you write: fantasy, science fiction, science, mainstream
- Favorite length of story to write: poems or stories under 2000 words
- Your nationality: American
- Country you live in: USA, but I grew up in England.
- Number of Asian countries visited: 1
- Favorite place in Asia (visited): Singapore
- Place (city or country) you most want to visit in Asia: China
- Favorite Asian cuisine: Indian
- Favorite Asian dish: aloo gobi
- Favorite Asian book (any genre): The Journey to the West
- Best thing about being a writer: writing the first draft of a story or poem
- Worst thing about being a writer: uncertain, often low, income
- Drink and snack of choice (while writing): tea to drink, no snacks
- Number of short stories/poems submitted each month (av): 15 submissions, with poetry often being sent in batches of 3 to 6 poems in a single submission
- Most active on (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): Twitter
- Self-published, traditionally published, or both: traditionally published
- Currently working on: a sequence of astronomy poems with the working title “How to Navigate Our Universe.”
- Coming soon: Elemental Haiku, a book containing a haiku for each element of the periodic table, will be published on October 1st 2019, by Ten Speed Press, and may be pre-ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.
Poems included in The Insignia Series Anthologies:
‘Training: Stances’, ‘The Horse Lord’, ‘Tsung’s Battle’, ‘The Matter of the Horses’, and ‘Respect’ (Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry, 2019)
Thanks for joining us!
We’ll have more author interviews coming
approximately every two weeks 🙂
Interested in publishing with us? We are now open for poetry submissions to a new online series, Insignia: Instincts. See full details on the Submissions (Poetry) Page.
We’ll also be opening a new anthology call October 1st. If you love to drabble, or want to give a try, get ready for Japanese Fantasy Drabbles here.