“Tell the truth but tell it slant,” said the New England Mystic.

I don’t see things like other people see things. I do deep dives into the microfiche.

When I pull into town I try to find books on the Native Americans who originally inhabited the place. I quiz the locals on topography. I visit the bowling alleys and keep my eyes peeled. Dives are more appealing to me than modern strip malls. I like to soak up sensory experiences– because that’s what needs to come through in my prose.

That’s pretty much my whole angle. Unbridled curiosity + obsession with details.