We San Diegans are proud to list T. Greenwood as one of our best fiction writers. She's the author of eight novels, all of which are great, but her latest, Bodies of Water, is exquisite. She's an active member of our writing community, teaches, and it's always fun to run into her at readings. Tammy [...]
Cris Mazza and I aren't sure how we first met. My guess is it was when we were both undergraduates at San Diego State University. Then we were both adjuncts and taught honors courses at San Diego Mesa College. We both love dogs. However our friendship first started, though, we've known each other for a [...]
I first got to know Gina Frangello when I wrote her a fan letter because I loved Slut Lullabies so much. I don’t usually write these, but was so inspired by her work and so taken with the risks this woman writer took, I went ahead and did it anyway, and then met Gina at [...]
By Bonnie ZoBell I'm on a secret island in Mexico reading proofs for The Whack-Job Girls, my fiction chapbook due out from Monkey Puzzle Press in spring2013. Nope, don't even try to divine where in Mexico. I'm not about to have every relative and "friend" from the last three decades chase me down, though the [...]
By Bonnie ZoBell Tara Laskowski is interviewed by, ahem, James Bond for The Next Big Thing about her brilliant new book Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons. See interview here. See what James Bond is looking like these days here.
Vanessa Gebbie has created a deep and passionate not to mention humorous story in her stunning debut novel, The Coward's Tale. Families and generations and individual tragedies are intermingled and come masterfully to life with her literary prowess. So beautiful and tender is her use of language that the name Dickens comes to mind. Gebbie [...]