For our readers who may not be familiar with your work, what's the most accurate thing someone else has said about it?
Most, if not all, of the reviews have commented about it being dirty/profane/foul-mouthed. All correct. Here's Kirkus's spot-on summation: "From Publishers Weekly deputy reviews editor Segura, a profane, grimly witty newsroom noir set on the mean streets of Omaha."
What have you read/watched/listened to/looked at/ate recently that will permanently change our readers' lives for the better?
Hmm. recently? Not much, to be honest. I ate some reindeer soup in December that I'm still fantasizing about, but that doesn't do much for your readers. (Though, truly, it was *awesome.*) How about this: If you haven't listened to The Grumpies before, go do that now. They're on iTunes. Lo-fi, fast & loud from mid/late-90s Mississippi.
Whose ghostwritten celebrity tell-all (or novel) would you sprint to the store to buy (along with a copy of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius so that the checkout clerk doesn't look at you screwy)?
Any checkout clerk stinkeyes me, I slap 'em. Okay. Not really. You could probably convince me to leave my apartment and head down to the local indie to buy a copy of Batshit Crazy: Gary Busey: a Life but only if Dennis Hopper was the ghostwriter.
Have you ever been a Starving Artist, and did it make you brilliant, or just hungry?
I've been a lot of things, but never starving. Hope to keep it that way.
What would you characterize as an ideal interaction with a reader?
One that ends with neither the reader nor me walking off thinking "What a fucking idiot." I'm not sure I've ever managed to pull one of those off.
Have you ever written anything that you'd like to take back?
Yes. Pretty much all of it.