she sees metaphor bryce david salazar

An Interview with Bryce David Salazar, author of She Sees Metaphors

This week is the turn of Bryce David Salazar and his first novel ‘She Sees Metaphors’. Bryce is a Michigan native, who can be found roaming the city with Chinese takeout and coffee. He has a thing for cats and telling cute stories about his girlfriend.

What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

The biggest secret that I can think of is probably that I’m not actually lactose intolerant, I just find most dairy products to be aesthetically awful. There’s something about cheese that people just love. The average person tends to go into a kind of frenzy when I admit that I find it disgusting. I discovered in my early-twenties that if I claimed to be lactose intolerant, people were sympathetic and wanted to lament my pizza options, rather than attack the very fibre of my being.

Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?

Papercuts, I suppose.

Do you think there is any elitism attached to the different genres of books, both in the fiction and non-fiction worlds?

There are definitely some noses raised high. I won’t pretend that I don’t find it frustrating and ridiculously short sighted, but I try not to take it too seriously.

Have you ever written naked?

You can write with clothes on?

Are you jealous of other writers?

I tend to be jealous of any writer that’s mastered the craft of the sentence. Some writers can turn out beautiful sentence after beautiful sentence, and I can’t help feeling a little bit jealous. And inspired.

What is the book that you wished you had written?

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. It’s so perfectly perfect. It’s got the great love story, a vodka drinking tom cat, the devil and his mischief… I love it. I definitely wish I had written it. I’ll also give honourable mentions to Never Come Morning by Nelson Algren (perfect sentence and perfect sentence, leading up to one of literature’s heaviest sucker punches) and Love Remains by Glen Duncan (because I’m a sucker for a good love story, and despite its bleak circumstances, it’s so beautiful).

Tea, Coffee, Water, Juice, Wine or Beer … which do you prefer when writing?

I want to say whiskey, but tea is probably the best of the options, for me at least. It has flavor and no effects on the body that can cripple a day’s work. Nothing is worse than accidentally getting too drunk while you write.

What is your favourite TV moment of all time?

Definitely the scene in Pushing Daisies, season two, when the police are removing the bodies of dead clowns from a clown car. It’s a simple gag but it gets me every time.

If you could commit the perfect murder where would you hide the body?

Why hide the body when you can have a dinner party?

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she-sees-metaphorsWHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT bryce and his BOOK?

You can find  in She Sees Metaphors in paperback format here:

You can also catch up with Bryce on his website here: www.BryceDavidSalazar.com

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