A young, female Marine Corps officer deployed to Iraq is the set-up for Fidelis, Teresa Fazio’s memoir. Teresa takes the reader back to her childhood and forward into her post-Iraq life as she struggles to define a woman’s role in hyper-masculine environments.

Read the interview in Pangyrus.    


Laura van den Berg’s characters are utterly real, even as they exist in situations found only in dreams. Laura talked about Find Me, her first novel, over coffee.  

Read the interview in Los Angeles Review of Books


Virginia Pye wrote three historical novels before this story collection, Shelf Life of Happiness. She embeds fragments of her personal history in all her work. Here, she talks about the intersection of fact and fiction.

Read the interview in GRIST Journal.


In this exploration of hybrid forms of biography, Kathleen looks at how writers combine elements of their personal lives with that of their subjects.

Read the article in The Writer’s Chronicle.


A day in a big rig truck, driven by the author’s son, is an opportunity to learn about his life on the road. It also conjures up memories of him as a little boy and a teenager, and the conflicts between what she wanted for him and what he wanted for himself.

Read the essay in The Timberline Review.