In high school, if I recall this correctly, you joined a mentorship program that was run through the Albuquerque Public Schools, and you said you wanted to be a writer. Can you share what happened next?
It turned out that Fred Saberhagen’s kid had been through the mentorship program too, and he felt like it was the right thing to do to give back to the community. Meaning, in this case, me. I wasn’t the only one. Two of my other friends went to work with him too, but mine was the better experience. Every Saturday for a school year, my mother would drive me up to Fred’s house, and I’d go show him what I was writing. He’d tell me what I was doing wrong, and I’d go back and try again. It was brilliant.Can you imagine? I love Albuquerque - technically a city with a diverse population, but in many ways still a small town, there's so much inter-connection. To read the rest: http://www.blackgate.com/2011/11/22/ten-questions-for-daniel-abraham/