Ok, so he's not my sekrit lover. He's my sekrit friend in the Super-Sekrit Clubhouse. Sometimes he calls me up and we gossip for an hour.
Now he's gone and interviewed Mike Allen. Mike Allen is the editor of the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies. I heard a group reading from Clockwork Phoenix 2 at Readercon, because some friends were in it. I was blown away by the quality of the stories and bought the anthology. (Read the anthology.)
Well, who knew that Mike Allen is not only a good editor, but a poet and a prose writer as well? What's interesting about this interview is that Marshall has drawn him out about his Nebula-nominated short story "The Button Bin." And not only that, but Marshall has this way of drawing writers out about their process. Mike talks candidly about voice, about inspiration, about how long it took for him to get the final version of the story down, including the words I most understand, that he
didn't yet have the skill to make it workwhen he had the inspiration. Oh, do I understand that!
Go. Read. Marshall's sekrit clubhouse is a fun place and his interviews are well worth your time.