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Please feel free to answer any or all of the following questions in prose form for use in the “Sidelights section of your CA sketch, though you are certainly not limited to these questions only.
---What first got you interested in writing?---Who or what particularly influences your work?---Describe your writing process.
---What is the most surprising thing you have learned as a writer?---Which of your books is your favorite and why?
---What kind of effect do you hope your books will have