Peter Pfeiffer

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: December 20, 2014

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Current Release: Hard Chance: Tree Farming in Troubled Times

What's your book about?

It addresses both the why and the how of the important, and dying, art of tree farming, or independent logging. It also covers the historical period of the 1970's back to the land movement in Maine, the joys and satisfactions of living in a vibrant, politically and artistically active community.

What should readers expect from you titles?

They should expect a wide array of opinions on a wide variety of subjects, including forestry, theater, politics, criminal justice, history, classical literature, and criminal behavior in rural settings.

Which authors do you follow religiously?

Nadine Gordimer

What books have you analyzed to help grow yourself as an author?

Robert Musil's "Man Without Qualities"

What's next for you as an author?

Well, the first printing has just sold out, so my next job is to keep cutting down trees in the snow so that I can raise the money for the second printing. (The first royalties don't arrive until next June.)

If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?

Robert Musil

What's your everyday life like? Do you write full-time or do you also hold another job?

I am an independent logger by trade as well as a former writer for the In Spite of Life Theater Company.

Wrapping Up:

Thank you for your interest. I am curious to see what other people are up to.