#FeatureFriday – Christine A. Mackenzie

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Christine A. Mackenzie. Here is our twist on an interview.

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – First Flight
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

There is no reason besides the fact that I started and couldn’t stop—or haven’t wanted to.

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

Dissection for Beginners” published in Eunoia Review

Christine has a passion for integrating her interests in creative writing and psychology, whether in her poetry, articles, or counseling work. She is a current student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has most recently been published in The Inflectionist Review, The Avalon Literary Review, and Visitant.

 

 

 

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#FeatureFriday – Alexis Lanza

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Alexis Lanza. Here is our twist on an interview.

 

  • A quote that inspires you:

 

  • Your writing process described as a song: Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling into Place

 

  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

Alexis has more to say here… http://catskillmade.co/article/flow/alexis-lanza-poetry/

 

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

cloud headaches” published in the Offing

 

Alexis Lanza is currently located in Central New York. She gets excited about birds, kaleidoscopes, and dogs who look like seals. Although she obtained a Film and Photography degree, she has always felt more empowered by words. Poetry and craft beer are her main focuses. She is still thinking about a mountain she climbed two years ago.


Twitter:  @wheat_paste
Instagram: @alexis.lanza

 

 

 

 

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#FeatureFriday – Victoria Melekian

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Victoria Melekian. Here is our twist on an interview.

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Cowboy Junkies – 200 More Miles
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

Tangles, snarls, fender benders, printer jams, salt shaker in the refrigerator—things that happen when I don’t write.

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

Survey of Windows” published in Monkeybicycle


Victoria Melekian is a Pushcart nominee and runner-up in the 2018 Bath Flash Fiction Novella-in-Flash Award. Recently retired from court reporting, she now works in her son’s business and is in love with the three-mile commute.

Website: http://www.victoriamelekian.com/

 

 

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#FeatureFriday – Amanda McLeod

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Amanda McLeod. Here is our twist on an interview.

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song:  4K Forest Stream
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

We all have stories
That spark from deep inside us
My stories are my own

They are mine to tell
My own voice, my own words, my
Desire to share them.

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

Remains” published in Sick Lit Magazine


Amanda McLeod is an Australian author and artist. Her fiction has appeared in The Scarlet Leaf Review, Fredericksburg Literary And Art Review, KSYO Flash, Sick Lit Magazine, and other places. As well as writing, reading, and painting, she enjoys the outdoors and good coffee. 

Twitter: @AmandaMWrites

 

 

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#FeatureFriday – Kayla King

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Kayla King. Here is our twist on an interview.

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Jackson Brown – Fountain of Sorrow
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

Once, I talked about the idea of “what if” with someone, discussing what might have been, almost like shadow versions of myself fulfilling unresolved moments in my life. I suppose writing poetry and fiction is a way to discover these shadow people. They’re never me, but they could be. I hope they appear like anyone. And I think there is a truth universally unacknowledged that nostalgia and regret can drive a person to madness. Maybe I’m just avoiding the madness.

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

Unearthing Letters I Wrote You Three Years Ago” published in Dear Damsels


Kayla King’s work has been published by or is forthcoming from One For One Thousand, Germ Magazine, Five 2 One Magazine, Plath Poetry Project, Cat on a Leash Review, MockingHeart Review, Figroot Press, Souvenir Lit Journal, Dear Damsels, The Mystic Blue Review, The Green Light, Firewords Magazine, and Twelve Winters Press.

Website: https://www.kaylakingbooks.com/
Twitter:  @KaylaMKing
Instagram: @kaylakingbooks

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