Tag: Flannery O’Connor
Why Set a Story in a Cemetery?
I used to go sledding as a child in a cemetery where several of my family members and at least one friend are buried. That experience helped deliver to me some of the materials for my story “Suicide Hill.” In planning this story set in a cemetery, my thoughts went to my own eventual death,…
An Elevator Pitch for HORSESHOE
There’s a big difference between what I learned doing an MFA Degree in Creative Writing at a place like Georgia College and what I’ve learned being in New York, reading for a literary agency, and beginning to hang around literary business types here. Both experiences (my MFA and living here) have worked together to teach…
Why call a book HORSESHOE?
If you know my character “Zuke” from Love on the Big Screen, I wrote that he was from a small town called Horseshoe. In my mind, Zuke’s hometown is a fictionalized version of Winamac, Indiana. The word “horseshoe” as the title of my novel-in-stories comes from the way my small hometown of Winamac sits on…