As a long time fan of the sort of humor found in books like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and the Discworld books, I enjoy stories that don't take themselves too seriously and are just fun to read. If it makes me laugh, or even just puts a smile on my face, then the author has done well. Hopefully my stories will provide that sort of enjoyment to others.
In addition to being an avid reader and writer, I have also done editing and proofreading professionally.
An almost entirely facetious interview with Steve Bart:
Interviewer: Tell us about your novel, the Ill-mannered Door. Is it a steamy romance?
No, but there is a lonely widower, his cleaning woman, and some salacious handholding at one point. Fingers wrapped shamelessly around fingers... in public even! Terribly tawdry.
Interviewer: Any foul language?
Bloody hell makes an appearance or two while under duress, but otherwise... no.
Interviewer: Does it feature One Direction (*fingers crossed*)?
No, there's more than one, but it primarily has one direction: forward. It keeps moving forward.
Interviewer: This isn't fan fiction?
Oh, no, there's no fans to speak of, just lots of fiction.
Interviewer: Is it hard sci-fi?
No, but there are doors to other worlds, flying sailing ships, wormholes, swordfights, nuclear arms, human arms, blaster rifles, perils, and an intense struggle over footwear.
Interviewer: So it's steampunk?
Nope. The punks were rounded up by the police and the steam wasn't good for the electronics.
Interviewer: Huh, so--
Look, if I reveal anything more about the story, that would be telling. So you'll just have to risk enjoying the story by actually reading it. Thank you!
- JoinedJuly 3, 2019