#FeatureFriday – Shaunacy Ferro

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

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Waves, Cloud Nothings – How It’s Gonna Go
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

I write to explore alternate lives, in parallel universes where I am born a different person, in a different set of circumstances, faced with a different set of challenges. What if I lived on a farm instead of a cramped urban apartment? What if I was an aging sports champion instead of a steadfast couch potato? What if I were a man instead of a woman? Fiction allows me to play out those scenarios in my imagination.

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

I Unfollowed My Boyfriend on Twitter to Save Our Relationship” published in The Cut


Shaunacy Ferro is a seltzer connoisseur living in New York City with a cat who refuses to become Instagram famous, despite her best efforts. She has won zero awards.


Twitter:  @shaunacysays

 

 

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#FeatureFriday – Leslie Muzingo

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

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Theme from The Lonesome Dove
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

Because it doesn’t require bending.

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

A Story in Two Parts” published in the anthology  The Forgotten and the Fantastical 4 by Mother’s Milk Books

 

Former bartender, waitress, lawyer, high school teacher, census taker, and wanderer. Loves dogs AND cats. Plays penny whistle and bowed psaltry — both badly. Excellent bead weaver, adequate quilter. Superb pie baker. Please send me rhubarb and I will love you forever!

Website: http://sootfoot5.wordpress.com/
Twitter:  @sootfoot5

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#FeatureFriday – Emma Allmann

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

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: The Staves – Tired as Fuck
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

I think I write because it’s a way to force myself to thoroughly unpack and straighten out what I think about things. I like that when I write I am a step removed from the emotions that drive decisions and actions the characters are making. I can judge what they’re doing and how they’re behaving and play scenes out in a couple of different ways to find the most interesting. The process, hopefully, makes for interesting stories and definitely allows me to think through things I’ve seen and done in my own life in a more tactile and productive way.

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

Signs of Life ” published in Ellipsis Zine

I spent seven years in Madison learning to write, selling donuts, and going on adventures. When I graduated I packed everything into a car and traveled around the country for a few months. I’m currently sitting still for a bit in Chicago to give myself some more time to write.

 

Website: http://emryal.wordpress.com/
Twitter:  @Emryal
Instagram: @emryal91

 

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#FeatureFriday – Kara Knickerbocker

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

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

I started writing to remember, to understand. I continue to write not only as an outlet for my own emotions and experiences, but to hopefully connect with someone that, like me, needs to feel something outside of themselves—to be swallowed by real, raw writing that could strike me and yet leave me tender.

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

They Told Me” published in Coldnoon

Kara Knickerbocker spends a lot of her time going through airport security lines and writing about the things she is still trying to understand.

Website: http://www.karaknickerbocker.com/
Twitter:  @writer_kara
Instagram: @karadactylll

 

 

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#FeatureFriday – Steve Denehan

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

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Chris Whitley – From One Island to Another
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

I am sure that lots of people will say that they write simply because they have to write. That they have no choice but to let the words come tumbling out. That is not me. I love to write, I absolutely love to write, but I think…I hope…that if I could not write that I would find another way to express myself.

I have always written in some shape or form but really, up until a couple of years ago I expressed myself more often and more easily through art and playing sport. Then, shortly after I turned forty my body announced that the days of competitive sport were over. I was sure I would adapt easily to this but, in hindsight, I struggled.

Then, one day, I started to write with a little more discipline and found that it helped me to make sense of things, the world around me and the world inside me. So, I kept going and here I am. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe I do have to write after all…

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

The Whistling Man” published in Terror House Magazine

Placed fifth in the javelin in the 1991 Irish National Championships. Once walked past Pierce Brosnan on Grafton Street. Recent reviews include:

“I don’t understand this” – my Dad.
“Nope” – my Dad.
“What is going on in your head?” – my Dad.

I love writing.

 

Website: https://denehan.wixsite.com/website
Twitter:  @SteverinoD

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