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……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.

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)