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Interview with Gwen Hilton

MM) Sent to the Silkworm House transcends genre – the macabre, thriller and suspense, pulp, and then, gender. One could say your narrator’s voice is at once feminine and masculine. Are you mindful of the dichotomy while writing? Or is this incidental? It seldom occurs to me while reading fiction, but you tap into some deepthroated octaves, and the speaker is quite the enigma. Could you talk about the speaker in this novella?

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Interview with Elytron Frass & Charles N.

MM) Vitiators is the first graphic novel to be released under the expat label. Elytron, your last book, Liber Exuvia, was another unorthodox offering in book form. What draws you to more visual, textured, tactile, interactive forms as opposed to a traditional novel or fiction or poetry? As a collaboration, when and how was the idea conceived and what roles did each co-creator take? How did it develop over time?

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Interview with C.J. Christine

MM) F20 Grail 12 is beyond literature. C.J. Christine is a package deal. She makes music, she’s very sharp with art, fashion, design. She’s witty and knows stuff you don’t. I use the third person here because you’ve a few times talked about how writers only care about their writing, not the whole character or gestalt of what they are. The bit, so to speak. Your book has poetry that reads like rap lyrics,

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A Positive Choice – Chris Morgan

Jared knew he had feelings for Diana by how he’d be struck dead in the chest, as if by an unseen fist, at the mere inference of her corporeal self, however abstract or indirect that inference was. The mention of her name by a mutual friend or the sight of one her social media handles “liking” a post, let alone a post of her own on any one of the platforms she used,

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