Interrogation—C.S. DeWildt

DeWildt4Who: C.S. DeWildt

What: Author of CANDY AND CIGARETTES, DEAD ANIMALS, THE LOUISVILLE PROBLEM, and LOVE YOU TO A PULP. His new novel, KILL EM WITH KINDNESS, will be released by All Due Respect Books in June, 2016.

Where: Arizona

Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited.

You and I met at the Left Coast Crime convention in Phoenix a couple of months ago. How was your experience at LCC? Have you been to many conventions? Are you going to Bouchercon this year?

First, thank you so much for inviting me to talk to you. I recently finished your novella CROSSWISE, and found it superb! Will start digging into BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION soon. [Editor’s note: Rad. Thanks!]

Left Coast Crime was my first ever conference, so I have nothing to compare it too. But I had a great time, met a lot of great people, drank more than I usually do, and basically pretended to be a professional for a few days. I also had my “panel-cherry” popped, which hurt much less than I expected. I would love to go to Bouchercon, but probably not this year though there are a ton of people I’d love to see who will be there. On a related note, my Left Coast Crime experience did teach me that I was pronouncing “Bouchercon” incorrectly. I was calling it Boo-ker-con. Yep. That’s me.

By far, though, the highlight was meeting you and the other guys at the Noir on the Radio reading.

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