“I no longer force myself to draft or revise chronologically, and sometimes I even write stories in reverse, since I tend to know how a story will end before I know how it will begin.” I recently discussed my writing practices and author inspirations at Hasty Book List. To read their author feature, please click here.
“The characters start out feeling archetypal—mother, father, child, elder—but they develop into deeply realized people who, despite suffocating proximity with one another, seem to grieve alone.” My conversation with Wendy Bourgeois recently appeared at Heavy Feather Review. To read our discussion about From the Caves, please click here.
“My first [writing] influence, I’d say, was music. Many of my stories were sounds and visuals before they were written down.” I recently discussed my new, award-winning book From the Caves and writing in general at Fevers of the Mind Poetry blog. To read our Quick 9-Question conversation, please click here.
“We want to be understood, but we don’t want to, or feel unable to, share our own stories.” Matthew Robinson and I discuss Memorial Day, writing the war experience, and his novel-in-stories, The Horse Latitudes, which was a finalist for the 2018 Oregon Book Award. Check out our conversation at Fiction Writers Review.
My conversation with Peg Alford Pursell was recently featured at New Orleans Review. In A Girl Goes into the Forest (Dzanc Books, 2019), award-winning author Peg Alford Pursell illuminates the many faces of love and loss in 78 cross-genre stories and fables. Each hybrid flash immerses readers in the complex desires and sorrows of daughters, wives, mothers, as well as sons, husbands, siblings, and artists. To read the interview, please click here.