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An interview with Nigeria Lockley, author of Seasoned with Grace

This week I’m sharing the space with Nigeria Lockley, author of Seasoned with Grace. Nigeria has two master’s degrees, one in English secondary education, and the second in creative writing. She is also Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education, a deaconess and clerk, and a native of New York. Continue reading

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An interview with Litty Mathew, author of The Musician’s Secret

On the morning of the day I started reading Litty’s novel I was captured by an article buried in The Guardian about the Armenian genocide during the 1st World War. Just a few hours later, I found myself in the midst of a novel that uses the very same events as it’s context. Perhaps there was some synchronicity involved as I had never given it a second thought. I’m not sure what comes next, perhaps another revelation of something we all ought to be more aware of. Continue reading

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Meeting Mathias Freese, author of I Truly Lament

Mathias Freese is the author of I Truly Lament: Working through the holocaust; a collection of 27 short stories that reflect a wide variety of perspectives of this seminal event in human history. He is a writer, teacher, and psychotherapist. His recent collection of essays, “This Mobius Strip of Ifs,” was the winner of the National Indie Excellence Book Award of 2012 in general nonfiction and a 2012 Global Ebook Award finalist. “I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust” was one of three finalists chosen in the 2012 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest out of 424 submissions. Continue reading

Meeting Lizzie Heasman – Hysteria 2015 Judge

Lizzie’s biggest buzz has been discovering a passion for flash fiction. She finds it fascinating. To be able to construct and convey a complete story in just a few words sparks boundless possibilities for expression. Strict deadlines set in time and word count compel the writer to get to the point quickly and concisely. To the extent she now believes she may have a short story addiction, entering at least one competition every month. She’s also been a runner up in past Hysteria writing competitions. Continue reading