Literature — The Irish Way

You’d be surprised what a few hours of browsing the tourist shops in Dublin will doto igniteyourenthusiasm forIrish history, culture and the various uses for sheep. There’s so much green, for example, and not so much orange. Why is that? Why is the harp a symbol of Ireland? What do all those Celtic signs mean? […]

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New Story at Contrary Magazine

I’m a big fan of Glee maybe because I never had that experience as a teenager but should have. A year ago at a writers conference in Seattle I was talking about how I sob during almost every Glee episode when another writer turned to me and said “So do I”–so I guess I’m not […]

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

Sara Lippmann’s Doll Palace due out in September!I’m it! I’ve beentagged by writer Sara Lippmann, whose collection of short stories Doll Palace is coming out in September this year! Sarais also aco-host ofThe Sunday Salon in NYC,founded by Nita Noveno. Sara Lippmann rocks. Here are my answers to the Writing Process Blog Tour questionnaire–whichI’ll be […]

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Expat Author Interview with Kathy Fish

st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Author Kathy FishKathy Fish’s short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, The Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, Guernica, Slice and elsewhere. She was the guest editor of Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010. She is the author of three collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook […]

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Expat Author Interview with Ethel Rohan

Author Ethel RohanEthel Rohan, originally from Dublin, now lives in San Francisco. She’s the author ofHard to Say(PANK)andCut Through the Bone(Dark Sky Books),both critically acclaimed.Rohan also has work forthcoming in the spring issues ofArroyo Literary ReviewandPost Road Magazineand a collection of short-short stories,Goodnight Nobody, forthcoming from Queen’s Ferry Press in September 2013. __________________________________________ IMBO: Ethel, […]

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Expat Author Interview with James Claffey

James ClaffeyJames Claffey, originally from County Westmeath in the Irish midlands, has lived in the US for almost 20 years. At present he lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria California, a coastal town south of Santa Barbara. In the Olde World he was a professional racket stringer and worked at Wimbledon for a number […]

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STRIPPED

Late in 2011 I was stoked to have a story included in STRIPPED, a collection of anonymous flash. The concept underpinning the collection was that the stories–which all deal in some way with gender or how the roles we play as men and women affect our writing or our writing style–would be genderless. The reader, […]

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Best of the Net Nomination!

Karambolage(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) I woke up this morning with the oddest feeling. I had odd dreams. Let me tell you about the dreams. The first one was about a surrogate mother. I’m not sure why she was black (if she […]

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Wild Scotland — an Interview with Author Gill Hoffs

Gill Hoffs, author of Wild: a collectionGill Hoffs (pronounced with a soft G), a writer from Scotland, grew up on the Scottish coast, studied psychology, biology and English literature at the University of Glasgow, then worked with children with a variety of needs (ASD and/or EBD, mainly) throughout the UK. She married her best friend […]

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Expat Author Interview with Michelle Elvy

Michelle ElvyFrom a spacious Edwardian mansion to a little green sailboat, Michelle Elvy has come–or drifted–a long way to a larger, yellow sailboat named Momo. She was born in North Carolina but grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She’s lived in New Orleans, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich (yay!) and Leipzig, a thrilling place to be in the […]

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