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Member: jasonbsizemore

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Twitter: @apexjason

Who are you and where did you come from?
I was born the son of an unemployed coal miner in a tiny Kentucky Appalachian villa named Big Creek (population 400). Itís an isolated area with beautiful rolling hills, thick forests, and country folk. I lived in Big Creek until I went to college, spending my weekends cruising the Winn Dixie parking lot for ladies, partying in my cousinís run-down three room trailer, and being a member of the bad-ass Clay County High School Academic Team. College was quite a shock for me. Girls! Minorities! Strip clubs! And it didnít help that I attended Transylvania University, a fairly snotty (but excellent) private college in Lexington, KY (on scholarshipÖ no way my family could have sent me otherwise). I graduated in the standard four years with a degree in Computer Science. Since 1996, Iíve worked for evil corporations (IBM), dot com dreamers (, The Man (both city and state government), and for The Kids (KY Dept. of Education), and assholes (lots and lots of assholes). In 2004, I decided my life was boring, that I no longer needed disposable income, and I needed to increase my stress levels. I started Apex Publications, a nationally distributed publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. I started with just a small print zine (Apex Digest), then a pro-level online zine (Apex MagazineĖstill going strong), then books, and then ebooks. I edit anthologies, mostly for Apex (because Iím a control freak). I occasionally do copy editing (when pressed) and have done plenty of acquisition editing over the years. I also write. I donít really write enough to leave a mark, but it seems to go well when I do put pen to paper.

Where do you want to be in 10 years?
Not writing software code.

What is the biggest mistake you've made in your life?
Not becoming an international playboy.

What would you do for a Klondike bar?
Body tackle a little ol' granny.

Flash Round Favorites
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Color: Blue
Sound: Creeks streaming
Season: Spring
Animal: Cat
Smell: Curry
Food: Chicken Marsala
Place to Visit: Chicago
Place to Live: Lexington
Movie: INK
Alien: Smarf
Number: 57
Texture: Cotton
Planet: Earth
Favorite Memory: First time I met Atty.

Favorite Place To Write
My office, in complete silence.

Greatest Inspiration
My grandmother.

Best Elevator Pitch For Latest Book. 300 words or less
True Detective meets Appalachia SF.