Many of the interviews I've been fortunate enough to conduct have taken place by email. I actually rather enjoy doing them that way. They take a bit longer, but the back and forth usually results in some very cool virtual conversation. However, there's something to be said for face-to-face conversation, too. And when Patrick Rothfuss got set to do his tour in support of The Wise Man's Fear, I was able to get some time with the man himself to chat on a variety of topics. Lest you be a noob, Pat has become one of the ranking elite among epic fantasists. His Kingerkiller Chronicle series is pretty much required reading. He's a New York Times bestseller, and a decent guy, to boot. On a personal level, I want to tell Pat thanks, since he offered me some advice that's been both practical and sanity-saving. So, without further ado, check out my interview with Mr. Pat Rothfuss.