Among the characters in your latest book, who’s your favorite? Could you please describe him/her?
D.J., real name: Dahlia-Jane Reese. She’s magnetic, mercurial, amorphous, charitable, and gravity-endowed. She is difficult to pin down in her rapid shifts from innocently childlike to sage-ancient to foxy-cunning. She keeps you on your toes, the kind of girl that implicitly demands a novel be written about her, or a song, or an entire album of songs. She is also quite haunted (from a childhood trauma) which amps up the intrigue factor. For Alex. For me. For whomever decides to follow her down the rabbit-hole.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag.
His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.