Featured Interview With Sage Toni Sihunn
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I heaved myself out of Edmonton into the more vibrant culture bursting around Toronto, I visit New York city each time I run out of creative tingles, and to pluck me out of my inflamed laptop, I play the piano and soar my mind back to Beethoven’s time.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My grandparents raised me and buried me into books. They were both teachers. I started writing when I was 7 years old. I would write letters to my parents and my sister. And — well — words and stories started to hound me from then on.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
This is when I’d swerve off track from my voice genre as an author — hello, integrity! But I was corrupted by the classics growing up — Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and some French novelists — Flaubert, de Maupassant — yep, I’m a literary flake!
Charming and cerebral personal encounters inspire me to write. Authentic human substance punches right through me each time.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Grand Gibberish is loosely based on my recent NYC trip. I wrote it in 13 days: February 14th (Valentine’s Day) – February 26th of this year. After hitting ‘The End’, I flopped back to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s.