Over at the Seizure website and on her own blog, my wonderful editor, Emily Stewart, explains why she chose to work with me on publishing Blood and Bone as one of the winners of this year’s Viva La Novella Prize:
Daniel’s story stood out right from the start due to its economy and restraint. There was a confidence about it, and as I read on, the growing feeling that I was going somewhere unfamiliar, somewhere exciting.
What sort of a book is it? Is it a Gerald Murnane-Cormac McCarthy lovechild? It’s a little bit that, although it seems impolite to pigeonhole a writer in such a way; really, every author exists in his or her own beautiful orbit.
Click here to read Emily’s remarks in full.