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Author Archive: "Kelly Sue DeConnick"

Powell’s Q&A: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Geek WeekDescribe your latest book/project/work.
I write the Avengers Assemble and Captain Marvel comic books at Marvel and Ghost at Dark Horse. My first creator-owned book — a gothic western called Pretty Deadly — is coming out from Image Comics later this year.

What's the strangest or most interesting job you've ever had?
I've done everything from special effects makeup to event clowning to post-operative wound care.

Writers are better liars than other people: true or false? Why or why not?
False. The best writers are adept at telling truths. Sounds pretentious as all hell, but I believe it to my core.

Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
"Road to hell paved with unbought stuffed dogs." – Ernest Hemingway.

How do you relax?
With great effort.

How did the last good book you read end up in your hands, and why did you read it?
Warren Ellis sent me a proof copy of Gun Machine. So now I'm just bragging.

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