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Issue 10

Interviews/Features with Paul D. Brazill, Philippe Diederich, Beverly Donofrio, K.A. Laity, and Ben Parzybok. Visual Art by Francis Denis, Sarah Katharina Kay, Claudio Parentela, Tammy Ruggles, Marsha Solomon. Fiction by Michael Geisser, Aimee Henkel, Emily Glossner Johnson, N. Marc Mullin, Matt Perron, Alayssa Sarnovsky, and Peter Smith. Fiction in Spanish (with English translation) by Maximiliano Barrientos, Magela Baudoin, Homero Carvalho Oliva, Liliana Colanzi, Saúl Montaño, Blanca Elena Paz, Giovanna Rivero, and Alejandro Suárez Castro. Nonfiction by Betty Jo Buro and Kaori Fujimoto. … [Read More...]

Beverly Donofrio

Beverly Donofrio’s Astonishing Journey: An Interview

By the time Beverly Donofrio had reached her fifties, she thought she had seen it all. She had already lived two lives, first as a scrappy young mother on the streets of the East Village and later as the bestselling author of memoirs, including Riding in Cars with Boys, which had been translated into sixteen languages and made into a popular motion picture. Now, she was living in a vibrant, picturesque Mexican town, in a home she had built herself, where she practiced yoga, drank margaritas on her terrace, danced salsa. Still, the religious practices that had nourished her for several years … [Read More...]

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Paul D. Brazill: Chaos and Order: An Interview

Paul D. Brazill is the author of A Case of Noir, Guns of Brixton and The Neon Boneyard. He was born in England and lives in Poland. He is an International Thriller Writers Inc. member whose writing has been translated into Italian, German and Slovene. He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime 8,10 and 11, alongside the likes of Ian Rankin, Neil Gaiman and Lee Child. He has edited a few anthologies, including the best-selling True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste. Paul was interviewed by Hector Duarte … [Read More...]

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Who is, (or isn’t), K.A. Laity? An Interview.

K.A. Laity is the award-winning author of White Rabbit, A Cut-Throat Business, Lush Situation, Owl Stretching, Unquiet Dreams, À la Mort Subite, The Claddagh Icon, Chastity Flame, and Pelzmantel, as well as editor of Weird Noir, Noir Carnival and Drag Noir (she also writes under other names). Her bibliography is chock full of short stories, humor pieces, plays and essays, both scholarly and popular. She spent the 2011-2012 academic year in Galway, Ireland where she was a Fulbright Fellow in digital humanities at NUIG. Dr. Laity teaches medieval literature, film, gender studies, social media … [Read More...]

Ben Parzybok

Ben Parzybok: Asleep in the Streets of the First City (An excerpt)

(An excerpt from the novel-in-progress Asleep in the Streets of the First City) From the small rise Marvin’s land afforded, Henry sat with his neighbor and his horse, and watched the progress on the archaeological dig. This, Henry thought, is the best part. The funds obtained. The work unfolding. It’s like holding in your lap a wrapped birthday present. Except the thrill — or at times the agony — of expectation is drawn out for weeks and months and years. The boys — ranch hands both, Bert and Bruce — laid wooden boards for wheelbarrow tracks. His colleague Janet set up the station to … [Read More...]

Phillippe Diederich

Sofrito: An excerpt

This is an excerpt from Sofrito, a novel authored by Phillippe Diederich and due out in May 2015 from Cinco Puntos Press. "In this entertaining debut novel, Frank Delgado tries to save his failing restaurant by returning to Cuba, his dead father’s homeland, to get ahold of a top-secret chicken recipe. But there is more than delicious chicken at stake here. Food is the road home—geographically, emotionally, metaphorically. Peppered with cooking advice from chefs, ordinary folks, and celebrities including Fidel Castro himself (an advocate of pork), Phillippe Diederich’s Sofrito is a love … [Read More...]

Liliana Colanzi

En español

Autores de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (en español) Maria Alejandra Barbery Zanutti: Transit / Tránsito Maximiliano Barrientos: Capítulo de "La desaparición del paisaje" Magela Baudoin: Sueño vertical Homero Carvalho Oliva: Retrato de mujer en sepia Gabriel Chávez Casazola: Poemas Liliana Colanzi: El fin de semana estaré bien Saúl Montaño:  Ese día al oír los martillazos Blanca Elena Paz: Variación en círculo Giovanna Rivero: Regreso Alejandro Suárez Castro: Universidad para todos Authors from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (in English) Maria Alejandra … [Read More...]

Issue 10 Interviews

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Check out our interviews with these exciting authors: By the time Beverly Donofrio had reached her fifties, she thought she had seen it all. She had already lived two lives, first as a scrappy young mother on the streets of the East Village and later as the bestselling author of memoirs, including Riding in Cars with Boys, which had been translated into sixteen languages and made into a popular motion picture. Now, she was living in a vibrant, picturesque Mexican town, in a home she had built … [Read More...]

Books We Love this Spring

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We highly recommend Truth Poker by Mark Brazaitis: "Phantom girls appearing on dark, lonely highways, Guatemalan cops with hand painted playing cards brokered as bribes, a man who fixes people’s eyes without the benefit of a medical degree–these strange events set off the Rube Goldberg-like plot lines in Mark Brazaitis’ new collection of short … [Read More...]

All That Glitters: Sliver of Stone Nonfiction

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AVAILABLE NOW! Fresh, fierce, and enlightening, All That Glitters is a find. The talented nonfiction writers in this collection invite us along on the complicated, sometimes scary, but irresistible pursuit of truth. —Lynne Barrett, author of Magpies and The Secret Names of Women Sliver of Stone magazine presents its first volume of collected nonfiction. From the mouth of a Seattle whale to a Nordstrom’s swimsuit department, from an Idaho fundamentalist church to a fathomless Florida lake, the fifteen stories in ALL THAT GLITTERS recount lives and identities unsettled by impending doom. Also included are four … [Read More...]

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Janet Burroway

Issue 9 Interviews

Check out our interviews with these exciting authors: Even for Janet Burroway—the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University and the author of eight novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children’s books—2014 has been a standout. First, she received a 2014 Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing. Her […]

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