"I like to comment on current events while purposely staging my stories in a “timeless” setting. That sounds like a paradox and not easy to muster but I toggle between now and then. For instance, cell phones, specifically a ‘Smile Phone,’ is used in “Fox Hunt” a few times and is critical to the drama. That’s what keeps the story seemingly modern. However, the emotional concerns are classic, something everyone can relate to time and again and doesn’t hinge on a particular trend that goes out of style."
Read the entire interview here: http://popcultureuncovered.com/2015/06/23/the-pcu-5-with-dean-haspiel/