...than a great reading/interview is discovering afterward that the great reader/interviewee came from your hometown--your small, rural, isolated hometown. And in fact, graduated from your high school.
We are the only ones we know of who escaped to write.
One of the cloudiest spots in America, highest point in the state, above which all storms form; voted for several years running by US News and World Report worst town in the country in which to raise children.
My response: I see why you choose Siberia.