Chai and the Fog of Creativity: Elya Braden Discusses her New Chapbook “Open the Fist”

by Molly Mellinger An Author Interview by Molly Mellinger I’m having trouble getting into the Zoom meeting with the poet Elya Braden, although I’m supposed to be the millennial here. I apologize and Elya says, brightly, “Oh! I’ll fix it,” and she does. She tells me that she also teaches a Zoom workshop, as well … Continue reading Chai and the Fog of Creativity: Elya Braden Discusses her New Chapbook “Open the Fist”

Book Review: The Tribulations of August Baron

"Love is the most important part of life, and loving family is a God-given gift never to be underappreciated." -Auntie Tunes It is the last Wednesday of February and you know what that means... It's Indie Author Wednesday! Today I'll be reviewing the self-published title, The Tribulations of August Baron. It is a novella, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Tribulations of August Baron

Interview with Tyler Gillespie, Author of “Florida Man: Poems”

“Florida Man stories often go viral for their weirdness such as “Florida Man Arrested for Drunk Dialing 911 When He Wanted Vodka,” but there’s more to him than a punchline, which Tyler Gillespie breaks down through an exploration of his home state’s history, landscape, and his own recovery from substance abuse. In the tradition of … Continue reading Interview with Tyler Gillespie, Author of “Florida Man: Poems”