What is the working title of the book? svoboda_terese

Dogs are not Cats

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Two demographics meet and treat pets like ideas.

What genre does your book fall under?


What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Lassie would stand a chance but mostly it’s the faceless extras who manage to escape the pound.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

They are halfway to a backlot when one barks: it’s to death we are running.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

Ten years

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The huge dingo that bore Adam and Eve from his fur on the other side of the world.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

 “The dog is us, like toys, a commodity to which we bring self-love.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

MadHat Press is publishing it.


Next week’s authors and their books:

Maureen Seaton: Fibonacci Batman

Neil de la Flor: An Elephant’s Memory of Blizzards

Kristine Snodgrass: Two Thieves and a Liar (a collaborative book with Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor)

Rob Walsh: Troublers, a collection of stories


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“Terese Svoboda has such range—of subject, of emotion (from whimsical play to chillingly dead serious), that these poems take you on a wild ride, fast and dangerous, but always in control. This is a goddamn terrific book!”, writes Thomas Lux about Weapons Grade (2009). She recently wrote two novels, Pirate Talk or Mermelade (Dzanc Books, 2010) and Bohemian Girl (Bison Books, 2011). Dogs are not Cats, Terese’s new chapbook, is not out with MadHat Press and can be purchased here.

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