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Don’t Call It a Comeback

image   The time has come – I’ve connected with some new writers, and have learned more about writers I already know, and can no longer satisfy my curiosity through natural Internet conversatin, Google, and reading their written works.

Thus, Curiouser and Curiouser returns for Round Three! Interview postings will resume on Tuesday July 7th.

Below is a list of confirmed authors to take us through Summer and into the beginning of Fall. Of course there will be a few late announcements and a wild card or two, but this should be enough to help you refill your goodreads to-read list and close any gaps in your reading schedule.

In no particular order, Curiouser and Curiouser’s Round 3:

Tracie Morell

Damien Angelica Walters

Sheldon Lee Compton

Usman Tanveer Malik

Gabino Iglesias

Jessica Leonard

Michael David Wilson

Ellie Ann Sodrestrom

W.P/Bill Johnson

Rebecca Jones-Howe

Rob Hart

It’s good to be back! -Alice

Complete Autumn 2014 Line-up

Well, kids, Halloween is almost upon us! Are you excited? As a pre-Halloween gift, while I spend my Friday night in furry yellow socks drinking the evil Coca-Cola and watching American Mary for the 50th time (it takes me to my happy place, bless you, Soskas!), I’ll give you the complete line-up for C&C’s newest batch of interviews.

I’ve been lucky, very lucky. I made out an interview schedule, then with very little resistance and lots of beautiful enthusiasm on the part of my prospective interviewees, secured the cooperation of every person on that first scribbled list. So let’s just do that and call it good until….after Christmas? Who knows!

My point being, ten people immediately came to mind, and all ten I have or will present to you!

9/30/14 – Heather Foster

10/7/14 – Benjamin Whitmer

10/14/14 – Letitia Trent

10/21/14 – Brien Piechos

10/28/14 – Kelly Boyker

11/4/14 – Court Merrigan

11/11/14 – Leah Rhyne

11/18/14 – Heath Lowrance

12/2/14 – Gayle Towell

12/9/14 – Karen Abbott

(Post will updated with links as new interviews go live!)


Happy Halloween (almost)!

……And We’re Back!

It’s only been around two years since I hung up the interview hat, right?

Thing is, I’m getting itchy. Same thing happened when I started this whole fiasco at the beginning of 2012. Reading books and meeting authors, reading and listening to interviews, I want to ask people things that I can’t figure out how to work into the natural course of conversation. With writers, I always get a glimpse of something just around the corner from the question they’ve answered about WRITING. A turn of phrase, a reference to a relative, an indication that they may not be wearing pants. And also, that maybe they WANT you to know. But one can’t just yell “I’m not wearing pants! My grandma’s nemesis was a groundhog!” while explaining it was during their third year of college they decided to major in English and the creative writing professor was sooooo encouraging…

So, here I am. Combed the long blond wig, rinsed the white stockings and am practicing that ever-so-useful skill of making my eyes Very Wide. Scribbled down a list of names I’d otherwise just be googling. Thanks to the magic of blogging, instead of just wheedling information out of interesting people and hoarding it, once again I’ll place it here so anyone Curious may peruse it at will.

Thank you in advance for your participation, weavers of stories. And thank you in advance to those who click over to see…

New Interviews
9/30 – Heather Foster
10/7 – Benjamin Whitmer
10/14 – Letitia Trent
10/21 – Brien Piechos

To Return When the Leaves Unfold…

Alice’s winter hibernation has begun. Picture her, if you will, on a chaise lounge next to a long window, her skull and crossbones Snuggie divided into four smaller rectangles by cold late afternoon sun. On the table beside her is a mug of coffee, a tall green bottle with a fairy on the label and a stack of books. A blue caterpillar climbs a lettuce leaf in an empty mayonaisse jar on the shelf above, his boredom evident behind the half-peeled Hellman’s label.

She’ll read. She’ll sleep. She’ll draw sloppy pen and ink sketches on unfolded prescription drug warning inserts, and she’ll make new lists of impossibly interesting writers on the palms of her hands and the foil from packs of Marlboro Lights.

The mail slot is under the mirror, and Alice will check it daily for words of interest. And when pinafore weather returns, so will the posts filled with questions.

Because an intended short run of interviews turned into something magical, and all the people she interrogated were honest and funny and lovable. So she wants to do it again.

Do you??

Crowd-sourcing for 2013 interviews begins now. If you’re interested in answering ten questions, FB-inbox Curiouser and Curiouser or Amanda Gowin, comment on this post, or slip a letter through the mail slot.

And thank you all for reading. And answering. And being wonderful.

August Interview Line-Up

August 7th – Monica Drake

August 14th – Adam Skorupskas

August 21st – J. David Osborne

August 28th – Sean Ferguson

July Interview Line-Up

July 3rd – Camille Alexa

July 10th – Dan Donche (Janden Daniel Hale)

July 17th – Nikki Guerlain

July 24th – Charles Dodd White

July 31st – Gordon Highland


Crossing Streams and Pedigrees

Curiouser and Curiouser has friends. She also talks about herself in third person sometimes apparently, which is reprehensible – but she’s excited.

You see, her good friend Thunderdome will be picking up the Curiouser and Curiouser interviews for syndication. Every week, on Tuesday, a BRAND NEW interview will pop up here on-site, and two days later on something lovingly dubbed ‘Thunderdome Thursday’ the interview will magically materialize on

Amanda and Mike are happy about this alliance. They spit on their hands and shook. Raised shot glasses of murky liquor in an Old West Saloon. Got matching tats. Crossed streams while peeing.

Ahem. Anyway…..

While we’re speaking of alliances and projects and all, I want to throw off all this third person ridiculousness and also mention another project Mike and I are working on: a short story anthology we will be co-editing called Cipher Sister. Information on that awesomeness can be found here:

Back to Curiouser and Curiouser:

 More info? Here’s an interesting piece: There will be no bios attached to interviews. These precious writers will stand naked without pedigrees. They’re all amazing enough to do this. In the righthand column is a blogroll connecting interviewees to their respective sites, but beyond that, let’s just be all about the words.


June Interview Line-Up

Yes, I’m a day late – I may be the only one who knows this. So here: all Announcements and Interviews will be posted on TUESDAYS  – unless, like last night I miss the midnight blog-clock and decide to do it the next day. So maybe as far as far as general Announcements, Tuesdays will function as a thumbnail that has every possibility of being delayed by the moon or my constant battle with clocks and calendars – but trust me, Interviews on every Tuesday beginning May 1st.


Without further delay or preamble or delay:

 Curiouser and Curiouser’s June Interview Line-Up:

June 5th – Craig Clevenger

June 12th – Boden Steiner

June 19th – Grigori Black

June 26th – Vincent Louis Carrella

(and keep your eyes peeled for more Big News NEXT Tuesday)

May Interview Line-Up

May 1st – Stephen Graham Jones

May 8th – Craig Wallwork

May 15th – Michael Gonzalez

May 22nd – Pela Via

May 29th – Edward J Rathke

Sit Still, This Won’t Hurt a Bit….

Welcome to Curiouser and Curiouser. Oh, you write, do you? Lovely. Would it be all right if I asked you – no, not about writing, don’t be ridiculous. I have Google. You see, I was really wondering a bit more about your socks. And your dog. And your tattoos. Have you seen Fido, perchance? Ever have your heart broken? Do you like to open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Where did you work in highschool?

WAIT! Don’t go! I swear, I’ll stop at TEN QUESTIONS.  So please, put up your feet, and let me get my pen. I just want to know a little more about you..

And you and you aaaand you…….