Lee Stoops

Location Hailey, Idaho
Occupation Writer, Electrical Engineer
Website http://

About Me

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of rural, south-central Idaho. The wilderness (both physical and metaphorical) exists as a character in my life and in my craft. After some time in Washington state, I moved back to the small town of Hailey, Idaho, where I currently live, write, and teach with my wife and children.

Why do you write?

The strange and the dissonant seem to keep my attention and infect my stories. I write to let my mind wander, to let my imagination have its time. I write to process the weirdness of life and its charms. I write to change my mind. I write for the "us" of which I am a part - to disable separation.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Cormac McCarthy (The Road, Blood Meridian), Steven Almond (Not That You Asked), Mary Karr (The Liars' Club), David Foster Wallace (A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again), Rick Moody (Ice Storm, Demonology), Anthony Doerr (Shell Collector, Memory Wall), Annie Dillard (Teaching a Stone to Talk), E. B. White (essays), C. S. Lewis (essays and Chronicles of Narnia), Tobias Wolff (This Boy's Life, short stories).

Lee Stoops's Wall

Rachel J. Fenton – Jan 09, 2012

Hi, Lee, I'm a newbie on fictionaut too - welcome.

Darryl Price – Dec 31, 2011

Hi Lee! Glad to have you with us!

Robert Vaughan – Dec 28, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut, Lee!

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