How did you know you wanted to be an author? I started writing when I was six years old, and this progressed over time, until as a professor, I developed Limited Fork Theory and this changed my life almost as much as the real man behind Thomas Robert Higginson. I did not stop writing even though my initial major in college was something else; I switched to Creative Writing in grad school, when my lowest grade at Oberlin College was in an English class, an “A-“. I am now 63, and I make stuff as much as I can; some of it is writing, but not all of it. I was a Professor of English and of Art and Design. Proud to be multi-racial, especially as this is a way for people to overcome many problems facing the world. Genetically, I belong to just about all racial groups.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Write. As much as possible, see the world, have experiences in addition to imagination. In writing things can happen, that perhaps cannot be brought into a larger shared reality. The maker is in control of the product being made, whatever it is. Make stuff out of anything on hand. Be responsive and be awake. Notice. Document. Even just by taking photos with your phone; I do that daily.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? Write, write, write. Walk, to be in touch with parts of existence I might otherwise miss. Everything is important; do not be quick to dismiss things. Get out there! I make stuff by a window so that I can see outside even when I am not out there. Try not to let adversity deter you. And that great tool imagination, anything can happen in that location if nowhere else. And have a muse; I am lucky enough to have the real man behind Thomas Robert Higginson as mine. Yes, such a man exists. He is flesh and blood, and (often) he is mine.
What message to you want readers to remember? Live, live, love.
Do stuff, as much as you can, as long as you can, with whatever abilities you have –this could be your only life, don’t waste it.
Love came late to my life as i am in my sixties, but it arrived, and I must thank the man behind Thomas Robert Higginson for that. Collaborate! I was 60 years old before we gt together, and I will never forget that initial weekend with him. It doesn’t;t have to be TRH, but most of issues need something, and it fs finds to require partnership, for no one and nothing makes alone. We all have collaborators. And our collaborators have collaborators. Everything is connected as everything is a collaborator.
I am presently working on a sequel to “New Kiss Horizon”, and a book about my father, a most remarkable man.
How can fans get in contact with you? Facebook, I am very active there
Or email, Thylias Moss ,
or by leaving questions and comments on the New Kiss Horizon Wordpress page:
And my writer’s blog: Thylias Moss Writing
And to know even more about me, and why I value collaboration so much, please visit the following locations, where you will find an essay I wrote on “Collaboration”:
Parts of the Collaboration;
Blue Coming: After Bob Holman ‘s œWhat You Can ‘t Understand Is Poetry Is Connected to the Body Again
Colorado Review — Volume 42, Number 2, Summer 2015
Link to me reading “Blue Coming”:
Be sure to check out my Amazon author Page:
All of my books are there.
Above all, search the internet for my name, I am everywhere: Thylias Moss