FAQs – 6.  Can I interview you for a school project?

Maybe, but probably not. I receive so many fan inquiries that it’s impossible to respond to every one (I’m very thankful for this problem, but it’s a problem nonetheless!). So, feel free to contact me about an interview, but if I don’t respond, please don’t take it personally.

If you are compelled to write, I request that you do your research first. If you ask me the same questions that have already been asked and answered a dozen times and can readily be found with a simple online search, I will not answer—i.e. don’t ask me to do more work on your project than you have.

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However, if your paper, dissertation or thesis has an interesting slant, and your questions are fascinating, I might drop everything that I’m doing and respond immediately. Don’t take this as a challenge. It’s not. But who would want to answer boring questions? Or read a boring paper? Or, for that matter, write one?

(photo by Andy Hartmark)