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Steven Rowley

Steven Rowley

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Author I draw inspiration from: Joan Didion. Early on I misguidedly tried to pitch my first novel, LILY AND THE OCTOPUS, as a cross between Joan Didon's YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING... and MOBY DICK. Let's just say that pitch failed to land me an agent.

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Favorite place to read a book: Outdoors for sure, lounging by a pool or at the beach. 

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Willy Wonka, because then maybe it would be a glass elevator that could fly. And also he might have candy that tasted like entire meals in his pockets in case we got hungry. 

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: When I was a kid, maybe second grade, my father photocopied at his office a short story of mine and I was overwhelmed at the idea that there could be more than one copy of something I wrote. I was addicted from that moment on.

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: Hardback. I'm old school.

The last book I read: I'm going to amend this and say *for pleasure (I read a lot for work): Leading Men by Christopher Castellani and I enjoyed it quite a bit. And perhaps it informs my answer to the following...

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Leading Men: A Novel
By Christopher Castellani

Place I’d most like to travel: Italy. I've been to Venice and Milan and Lake Como, but I really want to see coastal Italy, Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast. 

Pen & paper or computer: Computer. I would be lost without my MacBook.

 If I wasn’t an author, I’d: Run an animal rescue. And fail miserably at placing dogs in new homes because I'd want to adopt them all. 

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Author Interview - Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus
By Steven Rowley

 Favorite decade in fashion history:  I like a 1950s-style square cut swimsuit, but otherwise it's the 1970s. Or anytime I could wear a turtleneck. Why did those go away?    

My signature drink: Vodka martini with olives, very dry.

Favorite artist: Lucian Freud. I can get lost in his portraits for hours.

Number one on my bucket list: I would quite like to see one of my books make it to the big screen. Fingers crossed!

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