I figured if this is the peak point of tension, if this is the story’s crisis point, then I want to stay at this peak, settle into this crisis, and see what happens.

Interview with Michael Don for SmokeLong Quarterly following publication of “Earthquake Girls” – September 2019

I’m not a “notes and timelines and character sketches” kind of writer; I guess doing all that makes me feel too rigidly committed to how I think the story should go, and I’d rather give the story room to have its say.

Interview with LitMag following publication of “Reprise” – December 2018