Interviewing Alison Pearce

Bubba: You are a very diverse artist, do you have a favorite genre?

Alison: I don’t feel I have a favourite genre, though my speculative fiction has been the most popular with editors. This causes everyone who knows me to shake their heads in amazemnt as they know I can’t watch a scary movie with my eyes open! Whichever genre I write in though, I like to convey a strong undercurrent of human relationships, with themselves and others.

Bubba: Do you draw from true life experiences when you write fiction?

Alison: My poetry is often inspired by my own life, though not always. My fictional stories are often inspired by odd snippets of something that floats through the mind at random.

Bubba: Do you ever work with other artists?

Alison: I have collaborated with artists a couple of times, my writing to their art. I have also collaborated on a Vampire tale with another writer. Collaborations can be challenging but very rewarding!

Bubba: What inspired you to write “A Sea of Red”?

Alison: Firstly, the artwork is called “A Sea of Red” which is actually a line from my poem, “Where Poppies Grow”. This is in fact one of my favourite pieces and one that is very personal. It symbolises the heartache and fear I went through while suffering from a long-term illness.
My husband though, is the true inspiration for the piece as I watched him struggling with my struggles.
It was a heart felt poem from within to show that I recognised his own pain, and also expressed my fears of how he was coping.
Of course, when others read it, I hope they will interpret the words the way they need to read them as poetry touches people in different ways.

Bubba: Thanks so much for your time and insights Alison!

Alison: Thank you so much for this opportunity to discuss my work!

Interviewing Alison Pearce

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Joined April 2008

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Collaboration Showcase Interview with Alison Pearce on 22 June 2008

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