Fiction Writer

West Coast Interviews: Claudia Smith

By | August 2nd, 2014|Bonnie ZoBell Blog, West Coast Interviews|

Claudia Smith's stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  She is the author of the short-short collections The Sky Is A Well (reprinted in Rose Metal Press's A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women, and Put Your Head In My Lap (Future Tense Books), and most recently Quarry Light (Magic Helicopter Press). Bonnie ZoBell:  [...]

New story in Wigleaf

By | October 16th, 2011|Bonnie ZoBell Blog|

  I'm very pleased to have had my story "Graveyard" accepted by Wigleaf. The story is quirky and somewhat fun, though also a little sad, but I love the Dear Wigleaf entries on the site just as much as I like the stories. I had a lot of fun writing one of those.  

So Say We All’s Masked/Unmasked

By | October 8th, 2011|Bonnie ZoBell Blog|

I read recently for So Say We All, a great arts organization in San Diego that does all kinds of wonderful things for arts, for kids, and for the community. Justin Hudnell, So Say We All's Executive Director, a young guy and a writer himself, has brainstormed this wonderful artists haven only in the last [...]

Bread Loaf 2011

By | September 20th, 2011|Bonnie ZoBell Blog, Conferences and Colonies|

  I also got to go to Bread Loaf Writers' Conference this summer. What fun rooming with my pal Katrina Denza! Now there's a sly sense of humor. We both had a great time. I worked with the amazing writer Charles Baxter, who's also a truly excellent teacher. He helped our group get right to the [...]