Monday, March 10, 2014


Hey everyone.  I'm long overdue in announcing the publication of my conversation with Kate Blakinger over at the New Stories from the Midwest website.  The editors at NSM decided to call it "Outsiders" which has a multivalent appropriateness.  In the conversation we set out to talk about our experiences writing in and about the Midwest from the position of people who came to the region from other places, and along the way we began to explore how the process of fiction writing can bring you from the outside to the inside of an experience, including the experience of yourself.

Working with Kate was an absolute treat, and I'd like to thank series editor Jason Lee Brown for his vision and drive to give us this platform.

Amazing what you find when you start to look inside.