Let's get to know Si Braniff! Ah, an exciting one... Si is totally GREEN. Unpublished, brand spanking new to the writing game, and that excites us because... he's a damn good writer! His sci-fi short story "Fut" is absolutely fantastic, and will leave you with one burning decision to make... laugh or cry?
What is your favourite comfort food?
Comfort food? Pah! We don't need your steenking comfort food.
What's your all time favourite short story, and why? The Sentinel by Arthur C Clark. When I was about 10, someone bought me "Of Time and Stars" which included it. Amazing how a short story could spawn 2001: A Space Odyssey and all the sci-fi cultural icons that ensued.
Do you brush your teeth in the shower? NO
Who are the three authors who have inspired you the most? Stephen King, Andy Wier, Justin Cronin.
Have you released any writing before? Tell us about it, and where can we read it.
Nope, publishing virgin.
What does your writing space look like?
Deliberately boring home office. Desk, chair, no view and shelves of books to aspire to.
You're about to sit and write for the day - but first, you need to get a drink. What's your beverage of choice? Something with a good degree of Brownian motion, like a nice hot cup of tea.
Tell us about your home city.
The Gold Coast – beautiful weather and a relaxing environment, perfect for getting the creative juices flowing.
What do you love about writing? I love entertaining myself making up stories when I'm bored. Writing happens because I need to let them out.
Usually a brand has a kind of personality about it, and you know what you're messing with when you associate with that brand. Up & Up is interesting, because it is brand new and doesn't really have an established personality yet. How do you feel about it? What do you make of all this?
It's a teenage kid who doesn't know what he wants to be yet. Go forth and sow those oats!
Our motto at Up & Up is "The indie punk label of publishing for the garage bands of writing." What do you make of that? I am gonna wait and see what that really means. I guess it depends on us writers.
What are your hobbies?
Writing of course. Oh how I wish it was more than a hobby.
What are your long-term writing plans?
To publish a novel. To get some of these stories out of my head and onto paper
What question do you wish I'd asked you?
Where do you find inspiration? A: In boredom, it's underrated