Authors in Quarantine – Ian Rogers

With this this series, I am hoping to capture how this cultural moment is affecting our speculative fiction authors and how our authors are surviving during the COVID-19 outbreak

Spec Can: What have you been up to during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Ian Rogers: During the COVID-19 outbreak I’ve been been trying to adapt to the “new normal” and keep busy.

Spec Can: How are you adapting to social distancing?

Ian Rogers: Since I’ve been writing full-time for the past three years, I’m already a bit of an expert at social distancing. So I’ve been helping my wife adjust since she’s been working from home since the lockdown and is a much more social person that I am.

Spec Can: How is the outbreak affecting your writing?

Ian Rogers: I’m certainly not writing as much as I normally do, because of the stress and the news/information overload. These days I only allow myself to read the news twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening. I’ve managed to sell a couple of stories in the past month, but my head is still not in the right place, creatively speaking. I guess most people probably feel this way.


Interviewed by Derek Newman-Stille, MA, PhD ABD

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