Monthly Archives: April 2010

Q&A with Jamie de Valen – Part 3

[WARNING: The post may contain spoilers.]

Today’s interview is an author who won the 2009 GayAuthors Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Non-GA Story. He has written stories titled Fathers and Sons, Hosanna, but is best known for his story The Scrolls of Icaria. Today’s author is Jamie de Valen. I present part 2 of 3.

Q. Who was your favourite author when you were young?

I had two I equally liked: Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. I was always keen to read anything they wrote.

Q&A with Jamie de Valen – Part 2

[WARNING: The post may contain spoilers.]

Today’s interview is an author who won the 2009 GayAuthors Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Non-GA Story. He has written stories titled Fathers and Sons, Hosanna, but is best known for his story The Scrolls of Icaria. Today’s author is Jamie de Valen. I present part 2 of 3.

Q. What do you like most about the Pet Shop Boys?

Just about everything. Obviously their music, but maybe most of all their avant garde style – both on and off stage. They’re great performers. I’m never too far from some of their music, because I often access it, and I’m really excited to see they’ve released their new album Pandemonium. (Do we use the term album anymore in the digital age?)

Q&A with Jamie de Valen – Part 1

[WARNING: The post may contain spoilers.]

Today’s interview is an author who won the 2009 GayAuthors Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Non-GA Story. He has written stories titled Fathers and Sons, Hosanna, but is best known for his story The Scrolls of Icaria. Today’s author is Jamie de Valen. I present part 1 of 3.

Q. Tell me a little about yourself.

I live in Brussels, Belgium. My current work involves being a teacher, university professor and working with some of the institutions that comprise the European Union. I also do a small amount of work for private industry. My background is in assessment and applied linguistics, so all of that dull information should cause everyone to take a long yawn of boredom. My apologies lol.

Q&A with James

[WARNING: The post may contain spoilers.]

On this Easter Sunday, I present an interview with James. James is best known for his stories Sons of Mir, Fire House, and The Centurion Cycle.

Q. Tell me a little about yourself.

Was born in Kansas but was raised in Texas. Other than a friendly y’all I have pretty much stuck to down to earth Kansas roots. Went to college in Texas and earned a degree in Biochemistry and entered grad school in. It was I felt a lot of family pressure into it and wish I hadn’t. When applying I had gotten into Carnegie Mellon’s social science program where I think I would have been much happier. I’ve always had a love for history. Not following my heart on that is something I still regret.

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