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 discovered … More 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 sadly … More 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 need … More Chapbook interviews!

Interview with Todd McNamee, author of Drifting

My friend Todd McNamee will be holding a reading this Saturday at Old World Merchants in Vancouver, WA, “surrounded by all my wonderful friends and family,” he writes on the event’s Facebook page. “I am very excited to be doing this at my dear friend’s import store” — which is such a cool venue for … More Interview with Todd McNamee, author of Drifting

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