Claire Hamner Matturro interviews Susan Y. Tanner, Author of “A Whisper of Trouble”

CHM: Good morning, Susan, and congratulations on your newest book, A Whisper of Trouble (KaliOka Press Sept. 2020), which is the 12th book in the Trouble, black cat detective series, and the fourth book you’ve written in the on-going Trouble collection. For readers who aren’t yet familiar with this series, it’s the brainchild of Alabama […]

Shuly Cawood interviews Ellen Birkett Morris, Author of “Lost Girls”

Author Ellen Birkett Morris has a new short story collection out, Lost Girls (TouchPoint Press, 2020), which explores the experiences of women and girls as they grieve, find love, face uncertainty, take a stand, find their future, and say goodbye to the past. Though they may seem lost, each finds her center as she confronts […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Joseph Bathanti, Author of “Coventry”

AM:  Joseph, I’m thankful for the opportunity to interview you about Coventry, which is set in a prison camp. Like you, I’ve taught in prison. I took a prison literature course in graduate school. I’ve written about Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia and about my experience teaching in prison. So I’m particularly pleased to see […]

Jason Kingry Interviews Claire Fullerton, Author of “Little Tea”

JK:  Thank you for doing this interview about your new novel, Little Tea.  I’ve read that you’ve lived in Minnesota, Memphis, Ireland, and now in California. What were these transitions like, and how have they affected your writing? CF: The transitions ushered in forward momentum, in that living in different locations expanded my understanding of […]

Jason Kingry Interviews Jonathan Haupt, Co-editor of “Our Prince of Scribes”

JK: I am grateful for the opportunity to interview you about Our Prince of Scribes, which has already won more awards than there are fingers on my hands. Congratulations on your success. The literary community has benefited from the peer-to-peer mentoring that came out of this book and the inspiration it has generated. I imagine […]

Lei Lei Interviews Bruce Craven, Author of “Buena Suerte in Red Glitter”

LL:  Thank you Bruce, for the interview. We met when I was a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, and you brought me on board to help teach the course Leadership Through Fiction. I was impressed with the lyrical energy of your teaching. When I read Buena Suerte in Red Glitter, I was deeply moved by […]

Interview with Jill McCroskey Coupe

SLR:  Thank you for the opportunity to interview you. I really enjoyed your novel, Beginning with Cannonballs. Did you draw on any “real life” experiences in this story? What would you say this story is about, in the big picture sense? JMC:  I’m very glad to know you liked my book. I grew up in […]

Karen Corinne Herceg Interviews Gail Godwin

I see a landscape opening out, and I sense I can do anything I need to do if I take my time and let the way lead me forward. – Gail Godwin On an early spring day this past April, I met with acclaimed, bestselling novelist Gail Godwin at her home in the historic town […]