Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Why did you decide to pitch a story for Master Pieces?

When the Master issues you a polite request to write a story about them, how could you possibly say no?

What are you most proud of about your story?

There's a wee little Easter egg in there for people from the bit of Canada I'm from.

Can you give us a little taster of what the readers can expect from your piece?

When the Master finds himself at a disadvantage, he enlists the help of an exceptionally qualified new friend. Expect sass, snacks, and some confusion about who is whose companion here.

How did you find the writing process?

It was a fun challenge to put myself into the head of this version of the Master, whom I haven't watched in a while, and is just as much of a delight as I remember. I loved writing the interplay between the two leads, and it was nice to get inside this Master's head a little, and explore some things he's been keeping beneath the surface.

Where else we can find your work?

I recently put out a new book called Stopping for Coffee and Cake, which is both a graphic novel and a cookbook, and which you can find, among other things, on my website, www.samikelsh.com. I'm currently at work on a follow-up book due out next year, because my creative impulse control is terrible.

What’s your favourite Master story?

I'll always have the biggest soft spot for The Mind of Evil, but I'm also awfully fond of the bit at the end of Dark Water where Missy reveals herself. I saw it coming, but I still got chills.

Who do you think should play the next Master and why?

Me. Am I allowed to say me? I still say me, even if I'm not. The Master would thumb her nose at the rules, and that's as close as I get to method acting.

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