Rattling language; wanting to write: Gay Degani on fiction collections and the writing life

It’s funny how writers find each other. Sometimes we meet at readings or conferences. Sometimes we’re fans of each other’s works. Sometimes we have mutual acquaintances and become friends online. With author Gay Degani, it’s been all three: I met Gay in a Facebook group for writers at almost the same time that I discoveredContinue reading “Rattling language; wanting to write: Gay Degani on fiction collections and the writing life”

Quite So: David S. Atkinson talks writing, reading, and his new story collection

Last year at AWP, I bunked up with David S. Atkinson. We guzzled coffee by the gallon and talked books for three days. Of course, I was already a fan: I loved David’s first book, Bones Buried in Dirt, and he and I were both guests on an online reading series at the (now sadlyContinue reading “Quite So: David S. Atkinson talks writing, reading, and his new story collection”

Chapbook interviews!

This is a fun surprise! Just before the holidays, I did an interview with the chapbook and novella website Speaking of Marvels, and today that interview went live. I love Speaking of Marvels, by the way. I only recently started reading them — my publisher, sunnyoutside press, sent them my direction — but we needContinue reading “Chapbook interviews!”

A conversation with Marie Marshall

I talk a lot. This time, it was to the excellent Marie Marshall, who interviewed me for her blog. “The difficulty with interviewing writer and teacher-of-writing Samuel Snoek-Brown,” she writes in the introduction, “is that his web site is so comprehensive that there is little left to ask. I’m reduced to quizzing him about theContinue reading “A conversation with Marie Marshall”

The last of the conversation with EJ Runyon

Originally posted on E.J. Runyon's Author Blog:
As a run up to National Novel Writing Month for 2012,  we’ve been talking to writer, Samuel Snoek-Brown, my guest for the past three weeks. He wrote a short story that really caught me, and we’ve been deconstructing it and discussing it’s structure. I seriously recommend…

More conversation with EJ Runyon

Originally posted on E.J. Runyon's Author Blog:
AS I INTRODUCED last week, I read an online story by my guest, Samuel Snoek-Brown recently.  And it touched me so much, I re-blogged it on my site here. Here’s a link to it: Lightning My Pilot.   I really thought so highly of it that,…

A conversation between me and EJ Runyon

Originally posted on E.J. Runyon's Author Blog:
I read an online story by my guest, Samuel Snoek-Brown recently.  And it touched me so much, I re-blogged it on my site here. Here’s a link to it: Lightning My Pilot.   I really thought so highly of it that, as a ramp up to…

An interview with me at the UW-Platteville creative writing blog

Yesterday, Ryan Werner name-dropped me in his interview with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s creative writing blog. So they contacted me, and today, my interview is online, too. Among the things we talk about: writers in Wisconsin, dreams, snow and Dairy Days and strawberry shortcake in Wisconsin, Sarah Rose Etter and Jac Jemc, fall on theContinue reading “An interview with me at the UW-Platteville creative writing blog”

Bad Writing

Point me to the advance ticket sales, please! Dan Chaon posted this on his Facebook page, which is where I found it.  Sounds like a fantastic (and potentially depressing) jaunt into cold, blinding reality.  A bit like “the Bulwer-Lytton contest meets 90% of all graduate writing workshops.”  Which is exactly how I’d have pitched this.Continue reading “Bad Writing”

Interview with Darin Bradley, author of Noise

Darin Bradley‘s apocalyptic novel Noise hit bookshelves, both physical and virtual, today. So I thought I’d ask Darin a few questions about his novel, the apocalypse, and writing in general. The resulting e-mail conversation, which has spanned the past few weeks, has turned out to be very long, which is a good thing, because DarinContinue reading “Interview with Darin Bradley, author of Noise”