I frequently (okay, every now and again) (okay, a few times and one of those times was someone asking me for directions to the bus station) get asked what kind of stories I write, meaning are they SF, fantasy, horror, mystery, literary, etc. My answer is always the same, although more mumbly when I am speaking it rather than writing it down: I never set out to write a specific kind of story. I’m basically kind of a genre hopper for both my fiction writing and reading. Because of this I have grown to think of all fiction – whether it’s a novel, movie or TV show – as a good story, an okay story or a bad one. For my writing, I always aim for the first, try to avoid the last and do my best not to end up meeting in the middle too often.