Seven Questions spotlights writers, artists and other creative professionals. It’s part of building community around this blog. But it’s also a way to talk about writing from many different viewpoints and to address the question of why we, as human beings, are driven to create.
The latest interview features Lisa Borders, author of The Fifty-First State.
I’m sending questionnaires out regularly, so stay tuned by subscribing to my blog. If you want to check out older posts in the series, click on the Seven Questions category in the sidebar or check out the following links. You’ll find insights and observations from Sarah Cypher, novelist and author of The Editor’s Lexicon, a slim, helpful reference work for writers; Liz Prato, short story writer and novelist; Jacob Fennell, the interdisciplinary artist and Muddy Paws game designer; Jennifer Chen, a magazine freelancer and YA novelist; Edward Reilley Forman, the songwriter for the Ohio-based band Miller-Kelton; novelist and web designer Julia Stoops; Yuvi Zalkow, who writes novels, short stories and essays while creating hilarious online presentations about the craft; poet Julene Tripp Weaver, whose collection No Father Can Save Her was recently published by Plainview Press; Arthur van Keulen, international marketing manager for Jongbloed BV, the Dutch publishing company that created the dwarsligger (known as the flipback book in England); novella author Emerald Barnes; middle-grade author and successful blogger Michael Gettel-Gilmartin; children’s author Paula Kay McLaughlin; travel writer Crystal Wood, author of books about Las Vegas and Oregon; novella-author, blogger and journalist Shasta Kearns Moore; Faith Elizabeth Hough, who writes literary historical fiction for children and young adults; Kristin Bailey Murphy, who is working on a nonfiction life-in-letters book about her great-aunt, Annie Laurie Williams, a dramatic and motion picture agent who represented John Steinbeck and Harper Lee; nonfiction author Matt Love, who founded Nestucca Spit Press in 2003; Stephen O’Donnell, the figurative painter; Scott Sparling, whose debut novel Wire to Wire was published by Tin House in June; Writing Forward founder Melissa Donovan; Lisa Rivero, author of the middle-grade novel Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words With Oscar Micheaux; speculative fiction writer Duncan Ellis; Caitlin Kelly, author of Malled; Kristy Athens, the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living; Kim Cooper Findling, who wrote the memoir Chance of Sun published by Nestucca Spit Press; Angela Ackerman, who cowrote The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide; Selden Edwards, author of the bestselling historical novel, The Little Book and its sequel, The Lost Prince; Jon Bell, freelance writer and author of On Mount Hood; expat author Maggie Myklebust, whose memoir is Fly Away Home; online serial author Anthony Lee Collins; Chris Bournéa, author of The Chloe Chronicles; Larissa Brown, who is working on a time travel Viking romance novel; Gregg Townsley, author of the W.W. Ronin Series of westerns; Lauren Kessler, bestselling narrative nonfiction author, whose new release, Counterclockwise, takes an insightful and personal look at the anti-aging movement; Phil Duncan, whose YA novel Wax was published by RainTown Press; Jan Baross, an author whose latest illustrated work is Ms. Baross Goes to Mexico; David Corbett, the author of The Art of Character; Rob Yardumian, author of The Sound of Songs Across the Water; Lindsay Hill, author of Sea of Hooks, named a best book of 2013 by Publishers Weekly; Larissa Brown, author of the Viking time travel romance novel, Beautiful Wreck; Suzy Vitello, author of the debut YA novel, The Moment Before; Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, author of the New York Times bestseller Bittersweet; and Polly Dugan, author of the debut short story collection So Much a Part of You.
If you’re a serious writer or creative professional who would like to be interviewed, or if you want to recommend a favorite author (or a friend!) to participate, please pop me a note at laurastanfill at hotmail dot com.