Spring and All Interview-Marian Exall

Spring and All Interview-Marian Exall

Like her mystery series heroine Sarah McKinney, Exall grew up in England. She lived in France and Belgium before moving to Atlanta where she practiced employment law with leading firms and as in-house counsel. In 2006, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, and abandoned...
The Benefits of Being Wrong

The Benefits of Being Wrong

by Barbara Clarke We were in Best Buy looking to buy a laptop. But first, we were looking for a geek in the familiar blue shirt. “Someone who looks smart and won’t talk down to us,” we agreed. “Hey, how’s it going?” said a non-geeky looking young guy. We started to...
Managing Relationships with Family while Writing About Them

Managing Relationships with Family while Writing About Them

by Laurel Leigh  What should come first? Publishing your memoir or preserving family relationships? Sometimes writers feel they have to choose—on occasion, they do. We’ve all heard stories about what happened when the family flipped out over a memoir someone...
Writing for Personal Insight

Writing for Personal Insight

by Laura Rink This month I took a writing workshop with Andre Dubus III. He said just because something happened to you doesn’t mean you know what happened. You must explore, with authentic curiosity, that particular event, and your place in it. This piece of advice...
Entering Her Next Incarnation

Entering Her Next Incarnation

By Susan Chase-Foster “I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.” —William Carlos Williams Jennifer Wilke and I are hanging out, self-medicating our chronic literary conditions at the writers’ table upstairs in Village Books. She’s a tall, handsome woman...