RICK BLECHTA - Cemetery of the Nameless
Rendezvous Press Canada, August 2005
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW
One of the first things I noted, upon meeting Rick at his home in Toronto, is that he is a man who likes to fill his life and surroundings, in some fashion, with music. He spent years as a professional musician, before teaching music. He married a professional flautist. He fills his fiction with music, and he even has these wonderful little wrought iron treble clefs surrounding his backyard patio. It seems like a small detail, and it is, but it is the small details which tell the larger story. As Blechta commented during our early morning chat, while nibbling on the Timbits that were so thoughtfully provided, it can be a real problem for the reader when the author doesn't get those small details right. Rick mentioned the annoyance he has felt in the past when he reading something that just gets it all wrong. It's a good thing for us that he has taken the time to get those details right. In Cemetery of the Nameless, it is those details which really bring the story and the charachters to life.