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Michael Hiebert

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Michael Hiebert

Michael Hiebert is a writer, and teacher of writing. He says, "I believe everyone has a writer inside them, some just don't pursue it. Those that do are all on the same path with some people farther along then others. It's easy to catch up. It takes tenacity and drive."

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

No. I don't have a lot of fans at conventions yet. I've been so busy with writing I haven't had a lot of chance to go to conventions. There aren't a lot of conventions for crime. I've had a lot of positive feedback at my readings and my signings.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

My first book I botched all the Baptist stuff. Since then I've got a hold of a Baptist minister. I have three police officers who will answer any questions ... (and) ... I talked to a sheriff down in Alabama.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

I like Michael Connelly a lot. I read a lot of Jeffrey Deaver, especially his Lincoln Rhyme novels.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

Charles Bukowski. One of the greatest writers ever. I like a lot of dead writers.

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Tolstoy. You'd never get out of the elevator. Russian writers just don't stop they go on and on and on.

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

The movie Happiness, it's an amazing movie. It's almost like a cult film. Directed and written by Todd Solondz. The book The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

Definitely not a Pulitzer, that kills your career. I'd like to keep getting published.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

When I go on Amazon and look at the reviews and having people who just get it. There are some people that are just bang on.

submitted by Michael Hiebert

29 June, 2014

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Born: British Columbia, Canada.
Resides: British Columbia, Canada.

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