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Interview

I did an interview with Vera Nazarian (norilana) about Black Sheep on her blog:

Bright, intellectual, and outspoken, Ben Peek is a Sydney-based author with an attitude. His knife's-edge provocative fiction has appeared in the Leviathan, Agog, and Polyphony anthology series, as well as the Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. He is the author of the award winning Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth which was published by Wheatland Press. Ben says "The cover won the award." :-)

One thing's sure -- Ben's got a helluva distinctive voice. Be sure to check out his stylish and opinionated blog and his MySpace page.


Sweet introduction, huh?

It's all downhill after that, because I begin talking, but still, be sure to check it out. I talk about this book, the new book, what actors I think should be in the film...

Also, if you've got a blog or website out there, and you want to do an interview thing with me for the book, email me. If you want a review copy, you'll have to hassle the publisher for it, but by all means do so. Make him feel your love.

You can by the book here, at Amazon, or here at Galaxy Bookshop. Buying the book is showing me love. You want to show me love because you all love me.

Remember?

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bradav
Jul. 30th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
oh, hey, I've been meaning to ask you, is the book (Black Sheep) supposed to be formatted like mine? in which it seems that there's some space at the tops of pages, even though the storyline follows on and stuff??

benpeek
Jul. 30th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
yeah. chapters without chapter numbers, for i hate them.
bradav
Jul. 30th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
figured as much, just the distance down the page threw me a bit...
benpeek
Jul. 30th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
yeah, i had to fight a bit to keep them. wallace kept wanting to put in ugly numbers. heh. anyhow, if you hate that, it's all me :)
bradav
Jul. 30th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Nope, I don't do chapters, I use page numbers :P
benpeek
Jul. 30th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
yeah, that's what i do. i've always found chapters to make books a bit episodic, myself. still,t he book does have big chapters. well, parts, really. that's good enough to them chapter nazis, i say!
bradav
Jul. 30th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
i hate ben peek
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
hey,

that spacing you were asking about? in the second half of the book, it's mostly layout fuck ups. the first half is how it's meant to look, though there is some weird spacing later. but it's mostly fucked, right now.

i'm real sorry, man. the publisher reckons he's going to fix it, and once he does, i'll get you a replacement.
lyndarama
Jul. 30th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
I got my copy of Black Sheep. I'll be posting a photo soon, as is becoming the thing to do :-)
benpeek
Jul. 30th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
you know i love seeing photos of the book. especially since i haven't seen it myself yet...
black13
Jul. 30th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
We love you? Now I *know* I've slipped into a parallel reality.
benpeek
Jul. 30th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
there are badges on the way!
elenuial
Jul. 30th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Clearly, you haven't received your check yet.
I hear the publisher is trying to go all-out on this newfangled "viral marketing" thing.
speshal_k
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Hey, how'd you get that line thing down next to your quote?
benpeek
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
it's what happens when i block quote.
speshal_k
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Unfair!!

Mine don't :-P

You're just using 'blockquote' in the little triangle brackets?
benpeek
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
yeah, that's all. it's just this particular blog design that does it.
bodhichitta0
Jul. 31st, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
I love you too. I have to read back and see about this photo thing. If it will prove my love...
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
at the moment, i wouldnt bother.
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