New at Canadian Bookshelf: late nights, deadlines, and piracy

At Canadian Bookshelf, Book Madam Julie Wilson interviews me about the creative process, naming characters, the truth of what feeds fiction, and productive insomnia: 

When you graduate from wanting to working, you say, 'I am going to flesh out this idea and write the whole thing down, and rewrite it, and rewrite it again, and rewrite it unendingly, and I'll have no real assurance of when it'll be good enough, but at some point I'll pitch it to someone who will decide if I'm delusional or not.' The optimism and the ego-bruising, unsexy work needed to follow through feels unending. But once Penelope dangled the carrot, I trotted stupidly forward, not thinking too much. That's what worked for me. ~ KI