Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Diane Gillette. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
- Your writing process described as a song: This Year – The Mountain Goats
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
I grew up in a place where the people around me weren’t always making the best choices in how to cope with their demons. There were a lot of dark corners in my childhood, and I inherited plenty of demons of my own, but books and words gave me that safe space to escape to. Reading made me feel happy and safe, writing made me feel powerful and in control. I started writing as a way to bring some light into the darkness; I keep writing because it is such an integral part of me now, I can’t function without it.
- What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
“Avoiding a Fiery Death and Other Life Choices” was published in Saturday Evening Post
Diane D. Gillette lives, writes, and teaches in Chicago. She is a founding editor at Cat on a Leash Review . Her short fiction and prose poetry has appeared in over three dozen literary venues including the Saturday Evening Post, Maine Review, Typehouse Literary Magazine and others.
See you next week, with another not-so-typical interview.