Featured Interview With David Colin
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Hello. I was born and raised in Concord Massachusetts, and I currently live in Melrose, Massachusetts. For most of my life, I’ve lived within a 20 mile or so radius of Boston, Massachusetts.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have been profoundly fascinated by books since my very early childhood era. When I was a student in the first grade, my teacher named Mrs. Young had me tutoring children in the kindergarten class in an adjoining room. These were children who wanted to learn how to read before their coursework prepared them to do so. At age six, I was creating primitive books in my own handwriting, courtesy of my own original stories. I would also draw accompanying illustrations, and staple the innocent creations together – before giving them to my father. This was many decades ago. I am still so very fascinated with books, that if I’m in a meeting with co-workers in a formal setting, and there is a bookshelf present with even just ten books or so, I stop participating in the work-related meeting, and it then beomes very difficult for me to focus upon anything other than taking notice to every book title before my view.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My very favorite (relatively modern) fiction authors are: Andrew Holleran and Truman Capote. My favorite (living) poets are: Carl Philips and Mark Doty. My interest in the works of these authors is very selfish, because these authors and I are like-minded.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Without exaggerating, I wrote my latest book over the course of two entire decades. I kept revising the work while toning its content down with each revision, because I worried that the completed work would offend people in general. I even changed some of the focal characters’ points of view altogether as well. My current book will not be popular in any way, as the themes that the book explores are quite heavy. The book analyzes complicated social issues, relating to gender identity, orientation differences, corruption which sometimes exists within public offices, et al. It is not an altogether pleasant read, instead it is a profound and informative one. I promise that there are some happy moments within the text.