A Conversation with Jen Knox

Jen Knox

An interview by Alicia Cole.

Jen Knox is a writing coach and the Writers in Communities program director at Gemini Ink. Her short fiction and nonfiction appear in over seventy publications, including The Adirondack Review, the inaugural issue of Black Fox Literary Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Istanbul Review, Midway Journal, Narrative Magazine, Room

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A Conversation with Vanessa Blakeslee

Vanessa Blakeslee

An interview by Alicia Cole.

Vanessa Blakeslee is the author of the debut novel, Juventud (Curbside Splendor, 2015), hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as a “tale of self-discovery and intense first love.” Her story collection, Train Shots (Burrow Press) won the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal in Short Fiction. The book was also long-listed

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A Conversation with Kate Samworth

An interview by Alicia Cole.

Kate Samworth grew up in the DC area, where she played bass in a band and made art before moving to New Orleans. She studied and then taught painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art and later earned a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of

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A Conversation with John Dodds

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An Interview by Alicia Cole

John Dodds is the author of The Kendrick Chronicles crime novels, published as audiobooks by Blackstone Audio, Inc., USA. The first two, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss, are narrated by Robin Sachs, an actor who has appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5, and Lost World: Jurassic

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A Conversation with Mathieu Cailler + Recap of His AWP ’15 Reading

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AWP ’15 Report by Elizabeth Sheets, Interview by the BFLM Founding Editors

Mathieu Cailler is a writer of poetry and prose. His work has been widely featured in numerous national and international publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Epiphany, and The Saturday Evening Post. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts,

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A Conversation with Rob Mosca

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Before being gainfully employed as a mild mannered bureaucrat toiling mindlessly in the bowels of one of Corporate America’s numerous cube farms, Rob Mosca was haunted by dreams of becoming an author. Envisioning a lush life of sleeping in until noon, courting delightfully sordid muses and growing a thick

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A Conversation with Sofia Samatar

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria, the Hugo and Nebula nominated short story “Selkie Stories Are for Losers,” and other works. She is the winner of the John W. Campbell Award, the Crawford Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World

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A Conversation with Lucy Hounsom

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Photo Credit: Lou Abercrombie

In between writing fantasy novels, Lucy Hounsom works as a bookseller for Waterstones. She has a BA in English & Creative Writing from the University of London and went on to complete the MA in Creative Writing in 2010. She lives by the sea in

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A Conversation with Renée Ashley

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A Conversation with Renée Ashley, Author of Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea

BF: When did you discover your love for writing poetry? Can you tell us about the first poem you’ve ever written?

RA: It’s not a pretty tale to tell, alas. I had, evidently, as a kid,

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A Conversation with Nina Foxx

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A Conversation with Nina Foxx: Author, Playwright and Filmmaker

BF: You were already a successful author before receiving your MFA degree. What made you decide to go back to school, and what did you learn about your writing through the program?

NF: I wanted to write better, in a more thoughtful way. I also

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