Wilderness is now out in paperback.
Interview with Lance Weller, author of Wilderness
Jaime Boler: Lance, thank you so much for letting me interview you. Did you always want to be a writer?
Lance Weller: For as long as I can remember, yes. My maternal grandmother had dreams of being a writer and always had the accoutrements of the craft lying around—pens, pads of paper, a really excellent typewriter—and some of my earliest memories are of monkeying around with all that wonderful stuff.
JB: How did you come up with the idea for Wilderness? How did you come up with the character of Abel Truman?
LW: Abel Truman came to me well before I had any notion whatsoever that Wilderness would become what it ended up becoming. I wanted to try and write a really excellent dog story and, to that end, started writing a short story about an old man and…
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