1. First off, tell my readers a bit about yourself.
2. This book is about your experiences teaching. What got you into teaching in the first place?
3. What does the title of the book refer to?
4. Do you feel like teaching as a profession is undervalued?
5. What do you hope readers take away from this book about teaching in America?
6. Most of your published writing has been science fiction, what was the transition to writing non-fiction like?
7. What are your other books about?
My next project is a sequel to SKYLIGHTS, called either STARLIGHT or SUNLIGHT depending on my mood, and once that comes out the series will retroactively become known as THE JOHANNES CYCLE. After that, another BENEVOLENCE ARCHIVES book, this one a novel-length short story collection. Then something unconnected to either of them. It's weird to have my books planned out to 2017 already.
8. Do you think any of your students will be reading this book?
9. What would you say is the best and worst thing about teaching?
10. Is there a chapter of this book that is your favorite?
I swear in this book, by the way. If you're the type of person who believes that teachers should be pristine sinless virgins (another pet peeve about the job) in their private lives, this may not be the book for you.
11. Is there anything else you'd like to talk about we missed?
If you happen to be in the Midwest, and specifically a Hoosier, I'll have a dealer table at Starbase Indy in Indianapolis during Thanksgiving weekend. You can come grab signed versions of any of my books for less than they'll be at Amazon, and spend some time staring at people in cool costumes too! There will probably be an audio version for MALUMBA coming sooner or later, too, and if you want to read this digitally but don't have a Kindle, get in touch with me via my website up there and chances are there's a way I can magically put an .epub version in your hands. I will come up with some other Important Thing Everyone Needs to Know the second I hit send on this, I'm sure...
Thanks so much for the interview! I really appreciate it, and I hope everyone (yes, EVERYONE, including you!) enjoys the book!
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us Luther!
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