Don Massenzio interviews author D. Wallace Peach and it is very interesting. Please click the link at the end of this excerpt and read the whole post.
Now, please enjoy this interview with D. Wallace Peach:
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Well, I hope that these are occasionally the same thing! As a reader, I’m often looking for originality, and I think that may be the norm for fans of speculative fiction. Unlike some genres where certain tropes define the form, speculative fiction is incredibly broad, and there’s no reason not to experiment. Even if that weren’t so, I would probably still honor my preference for originality. My stories feel organic to me, inspiration sparking on the inside and bursting like fireworks into my head as fully formed ideas. I’ve never sat down and said, “I want to write a variation of “The Hunger Games.”