I have the current Locus, and I enjoyed your interview. Often, those end-of-issue interviews read like what they are: one half of a conversation. Yours was more coherent. I also appreciate reading about someone who took something of the same path I took: I read "genre fiction" when young, moved into literary fiction, have an undergrad degree in creative writing (Northwestern), and didn't until recently return to an interest in writing "genre" work.
I look forward to reading your novel.
All the best,