Short, Sharp Interview: Lee Matthew Goldberg

Slow Down cover-2PDB: What’s going on now?

My debut novel Slow Down was just published by New Pulp Press. I’m enjoying the response I’m getting and trying to spread the word.

PDB: How did you research this book?

Slow Down takes place in Manhattan. This is my hometown so a lot of the research came from remembering what it’s like to be young and in my 20s here.

 PDB: Which of your publications are you most proud of?

Definitely most proud of Slow Down, but I’ve also written a lot of short stories that were published in The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, and Essays & Fictions.

PDB: What’s your favourite film/ book/ song/ television programme?

Film: Wall Street, Book: The Great Gatsby or any F. Scott Fitzgerald, Song: Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen, TV: Twin Peaks

PDB: Is location important to your writing?

Very important. When the weather is nice I write in Central Park. I have a particular tree that I like to write under, since it gives me the perfect amount of shade.

PDB: How often do you check your Amazon rankings?

My book just went live so I’ve been checking it a lot, but I imagine I’ll get better at limiting myself to once a day.

PDB: What’s next?

I’m finishing a trilogy about an evil corporation called The Desire Card, which promises: “Any wish fulfilled…for the right price.” I’m also working on a TV pilot that’s a dark drama and a Sci-Fi script with a writing partner. I like to keep busy.

LMG Portrait Urban Doorway B&W copyBio: Lee Matthew Goldberg graduated with an MFA from the New School.  He is a regular contributor to The Montreal Review and The Adirondack Review. His fiction has also appeared in Essays & Fictions, The New Plains Review, Orion headless, Verdad Magazine, BlazeVOX, and on Amazon. He has is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Fiction Series (guerrillalit.wordpress.com). His debut novel SLOW DOWN is a neo-noir thriller published by New Pulp Press. Follow him at leematthewgoldberg.com and @LeeMatthewG