Want a glimpse at what contributes to the making of a writer? Joe R. Lansdale has a feature in The Texas Observer titled “Doggone Justice” that will give you some wonderful insight into his childhood, what his life was like, and at least one event that greatly influenced him.
Here’s the link: Doggone Justice
At the bottom of the piece is a link to a great video of Joe revisiting some of his childhood haunts and talking about writing. Instead of making you follow the link, here’s the video for you: