An ever growing number of people have asked Genta to do interviews or question and answer sessions.
Without spoilers, any favorite scenes?
Oh, I have so many. I laugh over Traf’s baptism of the whorehouse, cry over the broken bar, shudder in the graveyard, and cheer on chuckies! Crucifixion causes chuckles, letters bring hope and despair, fumbling first kisses make me sigh every time, and I fume at the renowned bull-fighter’s misogyny. The stories in When Butches Cry are as varied as the characters in them. There – absolutely no spoilers at all.
In light of writing, what brought you to noveling? Which, as we know, is entirely different!
That is it. I wrote my first novel while in middle school. It was maudlin, full of teenage angst, parental disapproval, and a fatally flawed romance. It was terrible, but my girlfriends loved hearing a new chapter every day at lunch. Soon I was sitting on top of the lunch table as the seats and tables nearby filled up with kids listening to me read my story. The gathering grew larger and larger. It kept me writing every day for the better part of the year.