Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? Writing fiction is a way to explore other worlds and characters and to submit alternate realities to our preconceptions of how the world should be.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? Writing is my outlet, and a way to both be creative and relax. I seldom have problems with writer's block.

What is your favorite time to write? Evenings.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Write what you know or write about your passions.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? The ability to explore new worlds and new characters with readers.

Donald Catalano's Restitution is out now with Coffeetown Press.