Q. Mermaids and The Vampires Who Love Them is hilarious and also serious. The contamination of the bay is worrying, are you concerned about environmental issues?
A. I’m not fanatical, but I am concerned that we need to pitch in if we’re going to take care of this planet. In my book, I have many characters with supernatural skills, and they all have to work together. In many ways it’s like the countries of the Earth, you have to involve everyone and have them do their part. Add those small efforts together, and we can make change.