How did “The Honest Fox, or, A Truth Shared is Not a Truth Lost” originate? What inspirations did you draw on?
I wrote this story as a present for a dear friend. It is about their stuffed fox, who is a proper and upright gentleman and would never stoop to any sort of trickery.
What is your writing space like? What do you like to have around for optimal creativity?
I mostly write in coffee shops. Being away from the pressures and demands of home is a boon to my concentration, and there is something about being surrounded by noise and bustle which comforts me.
Other than writing, do you have any other creative pursuits? What do you do to relax?
I love to cook! I also make small-batch artisanal liqueurs.
What trends in speculative fiction would you like to see gain popularity in the next few years?
I would love to see the return of omniscient POV, both neutral or with a strong, characterized narrator. You can see this in this series.
What are you working on lately? Where else can fans look for your work?
The best place to look for more of my work is my website, p-h-lee.com, but you can also just click on “Tales of the Great Sweet Sea” on top of the story: There are four more in this series and counting (and I’m working on two more). I also have stories forthcoming in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Zooscape, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
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