I’d like readers to know how amazing it is to find readers! The inception of ideas and completion of projects comes easily to me. My struggle is in finding those elusive, amazing humans who want to carry a part of my heart in their pocket. In short: thank you.
What is your book about for those who haven’t read it?
Sluts and Whores is a short story collection full of magic, angst, and hope. It challenges damaging stereotypes of sex workers by placing a variety of characters into unexpected, and often magical, scenarios.
What has been your inspiration for writing it?
The stories in this book were written over a span of at least a decade. I was suddenly inspired to arrange this collection on a bright summer day in Toronto, ON when I wasbrokeand miserable. The rest is history!
PL: Please start by telling us a little about yourself and how you began as an artist.
C.E. Hoffman:I’ve felt the creative urge as long as I can remember. My parents will tell you I used to narrate stories minutes long (often longer!) when I was wee. I wrote my first full-length novel (over 400 pages) at eleven years old, and the muse has remained ever-loyal- if not demanding!
PL: What does the art express or mean to you personally? At the same time, what kind of thought or feeling are you trying to evoke from your audience?
C.E. Hoffman:Writing is my liferaft. Some seek inspiration to write- I seek methods to stop!…