The most important thing is to keep writing, no matter what, and to be oneself, no matter what; everything else will fall into place. Peter Baltensperger
Leodegraunce: Tell us about you, Peter.
Peter Baltensperger: I've always known that I wanted to be a writer, already growing up in Switzerland, and that's what I've been doing all my life, aside from such more mundane things as teaching high school English and being a publisher to pay the bills and raise my family.
Leodegraunce: "Mirror Mirror" is one of my favorite erotica flashers. How long have you written flash fiction and what drew you to the genre?
Peter Baltensperger: I've always been interested in reducing things to basics (the scientist and mathematician in me). It started with poetry, when I spent considerable time and effort to construct a poem that only consisted of a title and one single word, and then one that only consisted of a title and a period under it. Flash fiction developed out of this urge for minimalism, and I've been writing it for years.
Leodegraunce: You're a prolific author. What are some of your recent works?
Peter Baltensperger: I have several erotic flash fictions in Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly by Pill Hill Press, a surrealistic erotic story in Surreal Smut by Medulla Publishing, an erotic horror story forthcoming in Sinisterotica by Pill Hill Press, and an erotic story in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica edited by Maxim Jakubowski.
Leodegraunce: What's in store for 2011?
Peter Baltensperger: More experimentating with forms and styles, more writing on the edge, more cross-genre writing, creating more compelling stories and poems in an effort to expand my writing and my soul. I consider writing one of the main factors in my self-development and spiritual growth.
Leodegraunce: What is your top writing tip for aspiring authors?
Peter Baltensperger: The most important thing is to keep writing, no matter what, and to be oneself, no matter what; everything else will fall into place.