Carac Allison

Why do you write? I started taking writing seriously when I was fifteen. I wanted to explore the worlds I fantasized about. I wanted to give a voice to the characters I heard. I wanted to respond to the books that inspired me.

Describe where you write. I write in a very small, very dark room. I use a clacky mechanical keyboard and I keep the volume up on my headphones.

Who or what is your muse? My wife is my muse. She inspires me and she makes everything possible.

Three wishes . . . 1. I want "Dark Digital Sky" to reach as many readers as possible. 2. I want to have the time to write at least 9 more books in the Dark Pantheon Series. 3. I'd love to see Chalk on the screen.

Favorite childhood book, and why? "Ender's Game." No other book transported me so completely when I was a kid.

Explain when is your ideal time to write. Early morning. For years I got up at 4:00 AM to write before class and work. I can't write anything good past noon.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why. "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck. Because it's true.

E-book or print? Why? E-book all the way. I can't read one book at a time. I always have at least a dozen on the go and my Kindle makes that possible.

Favorite magazine, and why? Wired. It's a glimpse of the near future.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing? I want readers to believe in the dark world I create.  I think fan fiction is the ultimate compliment for a writer.

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