I first interacted with Chris Dankland when I asked people to help me review stuff for this site. I quickly realized he was one of the more well-read people and a big promoter of indie lit, by reblogging stuff and featuring stuff on a blog about cool mosquitos. There are more facts about him that I don’t know, I’m sure. Find at www.dankland.net and twitter.com/cdankland.
Do you consider yourself a ‘writer’? Like is that what you identify as?
I identify as a writer but in general I’m probably better known as a reader or a literary promoter, which I’m happy with as well. I’ve spent more time reading and promoting others than I have working on my own things. For most of my life I’ve been more compulsive and obsessive about other people’s books than I have about my own, although I feel like that is changing now. I’ve always been writing though, I write a lot more than people see. During the alt lit years I wrote two and a half books, and a bunch of different stories and projects and loose ends that I never really showed to anyone.