I feel like I have to start this out with an apology.
Lysley Tenorio is a nice guy, who was very accommodating even after a day full of interviews. He answered every question I had, and they were great answers too! He would often be quiet for a few seconds, really digesting the question in his mind, I guess, before replying.
What I feel I need to apologize for is that I could have done better. I feel like I could have asked better questions and dug deeper, but this was an off day for me. Everybody has them, I guess.
In this interview, Lysley Tenorio talks about growing in a multicultural neighborhood in California, getting the emotions rights, and why he loves working with the short story.