Today it's the turn of Adam Byatt to sit down and share his writing with us. This is my 13th interview, and there are still some wonderful authors to come!. Adam is a high school English teacher sifting through the ennui, minutiae and detritus of life and cataloguing them as potential story ideas. Hi Adam, … Continue reading Interview with… Adam Byatt
I'm a slow writer. It probably has something to do with the fact I don't plan my novels so I can happily write a whole book before deciding I don't like the direction it's taking and have to go back to the beginning! One day, maybe, I'll learn how to write the right way. So, … Continue reading Happy birthday, Grace!
Hey, it's the third Monday of the month... again! And this month, I've invited Gina Troisi to the Fountain Pen to share her writing with us. Gina is the author of the memoir, The Angle of Flickering Light (Vine Leaves Press, 2021). Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Fourth Genre, The Gettysburg Review, … Continue reading Interview with… Gina Troisi
If you don't mind, I'm just going to take a moment to relax. Ah, that feels good. It's been a busy couple of days in my neck of the woods. Yesterday, I received my copies of Small Forgotten Moments just as I was getting ready for work. And obviously, I wanted to share it straight … Continue reading Links and pre-orders!
2021-08-31T00:01:00 days hours minutes secondsuntilit's published! So, yep, it's less than a hundred days until Small Forgotten Moments is published, and - as usual at this stage of the process - I'm twiddling my thumbs, somewhat. The proofs have been read and changes agreed, some wonderful authors have provided quotes for the cover, and until … Continue reading Dancing a jig – and a bit of housekeeping
Today, I've invited Amie McCracken to my blog. Author, editor and designer, Amie's the publishing director and Vine Leaves Press and helping to whip my latest novel, Small Forgotten Moments, into shape! Amie edits and typesets novels for self-published authors and helps writers polish their work. She is an imaginist, with a lot of ideas … Continue reading Interview with… Amie McCracken
I've got half an hour before I have to go out for my first haircut of the year - well, first haircut since the beginning of December - so here I am, wasting time. Although I don't actually have anything to say... I had to Google how long it would take to dig a six-foot … Continue reading Wasting time with Google
I'm being quiet on my blog for several reasons this month, one of them being that it's the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge when loads of bloggers commit to blogging throughout April prompted by the letters of the alphabet. Have you heard of it? Are you taking part? I've done it a couple … Continue reading Interview with… Meg Johnson
It's the third Monday of the month, we're zooming towards spring, and Martha Engber is here to share her writing life with you. Martha's second novel, Winter Light, was published in October 2020 by Vine Leaves Press. She’s also the author of The Wind Thief, a novel, and Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up. … Continue reading Interview with… Martha Engber
It's time for another interview with a fantastic writer. This month, it's Phill Provance. In addition to his most recent poetry collection A Plan in Case of Morning (Vine Leaves Press), Phill’s books include two works of nonfiction, A Brief History of Woodbridge, New Jersey (The History Press 2019) and Postcards of McHenry County, Illinois (The History Press 2021), the … Continue reading Interview with… Phill Provance