August 27, 2012

Author Interview with James Tenedero

Hi James, first of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Thanks, Patrick; I’d be happy to. I’m currently a PhD student at McGill University in Montreal, where I’m studying processes of organizational learning and innovation in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. I’m in the final stages of the doctoral program, so my research generally keeps me fairly busy these days, but I still devote a substantial amount of time to my fiction writing and to promoting my most recently completed novel.
Like most of your readers, I’ve been a writer of some kind for as long as I can remember – my creative writing assignments in grade school would inevitably end up in long stories with fairly detailed character development and (what I think were) pretty sophisticated plot lines. I’ve tried to maintain that rigour as I’ve matured in my writing, but there’s always more to learn about the craft.
As far as my professional life goes, I’ve worked in corporate finance, strategic planning and analysis, and management consulting roles in the past. My aspiration after the PhD has been completed is to find an academic position that will allow me to continue to teach and research in the field of management.

August 13, 2012

Author Interview with Robert Chazz Chute

Hi Robert, first of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Thanks so much for interviewing me, Patrick. About me: I have a fairly useless journalism/philosophy degree and neither of those things pay anymore. I’m the author of Self-help for Stoners and several short story collections and now the crime novel Bigger Than Jesus. Everything I write falls under the umbrella of suspense. I’ve won awards for my writing, mostly of little significance, but I cling to that, somewhat pathetically, to make me feel better about myself.