I’ve been writing professionally for nearly half a century, with more than 150 published books to my credit, many of them critically praised (“the master’s touch in storytelling,” Publishers Weekly). Native of Ohio, longtime Californian and now live and write full time in West Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. Most recent works: Longhorns (Carroll and Graf); Lola Dances (MLR Press); Slow Dance (CarnalDesiresPublishing). I write in all kinds of genres, both gay and straight, humor, mystery, horror, erotica, even a recent cookbook.
It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?
Victor Banis: I’ve mo...