A short interview with another (new and undiscovered) author and contributor to You Are Here – Tales of Cartographic Wonders.
What inspired you to write a story about a map?
I was reading a book years ago that got into a section on cartographers and where they got their information (afraid I can’t remember what the book was on, but pretty sure it wasn’t just about maps). I’ve always loved maps and that section sent the wheels turning.
Do you have a special place where you go to recharge your creative muse?
Can you tell us about a time when you wished you had a map?
A few years ago I flew into Tokyo and was confident I could walk from the train station to my nearby hotel based on the map I looked at online before I left. I didn’t realize there’d be no street signs & was quickly turned around and confused. I wandered the streets, getting more and more lost and frantic before the nicest woman ever stopped and asked if I needed help. She and her mother whipped out their phones and had a battle between Google & Apple Maps. Not sure which we followed, but they actually escorted me several blocks directly to the door of my hotel.
In your story, Safe Haven, you protagonist reveals a secret ability. What’s your secret talent?
Lynn Rushlau graduated from the UT Austin with a degree in Anthropology and minor in Sociology—which seem like awesome planning for a life creating worlds, but she admits she wasn’t thinking that far ahead. She lives in Addison, Texas with two attention-needy cats, and is on Twitter @lrushlau.
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