“From Proper Nouns to Slant Sonnets: A Conversation with Poet Anya Silver About Place and Time”

Sarah Hughes Interviews Anya Silver Sara Hughes: I am so excited to sit down with you and discuss your second collection of poems. For readers who are unfamiliar with your work, breast cancer is a major topic you write about, so we want to make sure we talk about it, but I’m also really interested […]

Sam Slaughter Interviews Charles Dodd White

SS: Where did the idea for this novel come from? CDW: I was interested in a lot of stuff that depicted wilderness and I was interested in some of the things that William Gay did in his novel Twilight, but kind of refining not just the language but the interaction between the characters and the […]

Philip K. Jason Interviews Amy Hill Hearth

PJ: Tell me a bit about your personal experiences with Naples. AHH:  My husband grew up in Naples. He is a 1968 graduate of Naples Senior High School. In fact, the character “Judd” in my novel is based loosely on my husband, Blair Hearth, when Blair was 12 years old. The lead character, Jackie, was inspired by my late mother-in-law. The […]

Donna Meredith Interviews Pat MacEnulty

DM:  Though you’ve written novels, short stories, plays, and poetry, Wait Until Tomorrow is your first memoir. How did the writing process differ for you? PM:  I’ve written a lot of personal essays and poetry, and in many ways this was an extension of those. In fact, I’d had a personal essay published in The Sun Magazine […]

Patricia O’Sullivan Interviews Charity Hawkins

PO: Why did you decide to homeschool your children? CH: My story is a lot like Julianne’s in the book. We knew a lot of people who homeschooled, and my husband liked the idea. He’s a very quiet, non-opinionated person, but he had an opinion about this! So, I figured I’d try it for a […]

Rhett DeVane Interviews Lynne Bryant, Author of “Alligator Lake”

  RD:  You choose to show both the good and bad sides of life in the Deep South. How do you find this balance in your fiction? Do you feel as if your novels make any statements about the South? LB:  For every racist or bigoted person I’ve ever encountered, I’ve met an open-minded, loving […]

Adele Annesi Interviews Julie Cantrell

AA: You’ve written nonfiction in the past, but this is your first novel, correct? JC: I have published two children’s picture books (Zonderkidz, 2009), and I have contributed to a dozen books, including the most recent coffee table book, Mississippians (Ed. Neil White, 2011 and 2012), but this is my debut novel. AA: What was […]

Donna Meredith Interviews Philip Gerard

How did you choose “The Patron Saint of Dreams” to be your title piece for the collection? PG:  That essay tells the story of my mother’s death — and my inability to write about her illness and death for a long time. Then one night I dreamed of her — and this dream was a […]