Exclusive Interview: “The Middling Affliction” Author Alex Shvartsman


Most stories set in New York City happen in Manhattan. But there are four other boroughs in Big Apple, each with their own stories to tell. Which is where we find Alex Shvartsman’s new urban fantasy novel The Middling Affliction (paperback, Kindle, audiobook) — in the “outer borough” of Brooklyn. In the following email interview, Shvartsman discusses what inspired and influenced this story, and why he decided to set in “The Borough Of Trees” as opposed to “Midtown” or “The Home Of Thomas Alva Edison.”