INTERVIEWS

 

READ LOCAL

"In the early drafts of The Concrete, the southeast side served as a backdrop, or a mural for the story. It evolved into a character, a villain, and I think in many ways the most dangerous kind of villain, a villain with no face, an oppressor, an enemy the characters in this novel have to overcome but cannot see." Full Interview

VCFA LAUNCHPAD

"What really moves me most in fiction is the juxtaposition of ugly worlds/situations and beautiful sentences." Full Interview

ORSON'S REVIEW

" First drafts are like an archaeological dig. I have a bunch of bones and I know they form something, but I’m not sure at this point in the process what it is."  Full Interview

 

THE FLEXIBLE PERSONA

"Failure and success is anyone’s for the taking. There are people born into privilege that squander opportunities. There are people born with nothing who create opportunities through hard work and perseverance." Full Interview

 

GVSU ALUMNI IN TEN

"I enrolled in GVSU in 2010 a raw, lyrical writer with no formal writing experience. During my time in the writing program and under the guidance of talented, passionate professors I fell in love with the writing process and began to find my voice."  Full Interview