Born: Montreal, Canada
Favourite books: The Arabian Nights, Epic of Gilgamesh, Treasure Island, Ficciones
Authors I love: Borges, Stevenson
My first writing job: Cub reporter for The Sherbrooke Daily Record, a small daily newspaper in Sherbrooke, Quebec, about an hour south of Montreal.
Also worked for: Broadcast News (Canadian Press), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio and television networks.
Collection of short stories: The Mind of Genesis, Valley Editions
Short stories anthologized in: Imperial Messages, Avon Books, New York, Gates to the New City, Avon Books, New York, A Big Jewish Book, Anchor Press/Doubleday, New York
When I'm not writing: Zazen, Tai Chi, Iron Palm, Wooden Dummy
What I do best: day dreaming
Where I live: a tiny village in the country, northeast of Toronto, Canada
Dwelling: Old farm house on a half-acre. Currently renovating the small barn to make a writing and training space for myself on the top floor, and a yoga and ping pong space for my wife on the ground floor.
Currently reading: Madame Bovary
Find me: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter #slabotsky, Facebook, Google+, linkedin, Pinterest, or walking down a country road