Ron Riekki – Conversation No. 15

Sometimes writers (virtually) meet each other because they share a publication together. Ron Riekki and I had stories published in Literary Orphans’ Blondie Issue (May 20, 2014, Issue 13). We dug each other’s stories and Ron introduced me to regional writings from a part of the U.S. I knew little about. I invited Ron to have a conversation about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the rich literary culture that thrives there, as well as to talk about his own work and what inspires him.

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Gill Hoffs – Conversation No. 11

The presence felt from reading a good piece of writing stays with you long after you finished reading that last line. It’s a feeling I often experience when reading Gill Hoff’s work. There’s passion and love, commitment and plain old fun in every piece this woman writes. I was curious to talk to Gill about her fiction and nonfiction, her process, and hear what she finds fascinating about writing.

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