Can’t wait to share with you Stacy’s piece of microfiction.
Stacy Stepanovich is a writer and diver who lives aboard boat in Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Florida. She has a waning tolerance for unsolicited advice and friends who call her Shipwreck. She has an MFA from Goddard College and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in Jersey Devil Press, The Molotov Cocktail and Banango Street.
This is Mary’s first appearance on the show and I’m delighted to say she has another piece forthcoming as well.
Mary J. Breen is the author of two books about women’s health. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in national newspapers, essay collections, travel magazines, health journals, and literary magazines including Brick, The Christian Science Monitor, The National Post, and The New Quarterly. She was a regular contributor to The Toast. She lives in Peterborough Ontario Canada where, among other things, she teaches writing.
It’s our two year podcastiversary! This jam-packed episode honors the short form of the drabble, a story of exactly 100 words.
All 12 of today’s stories were part of the Apples to Apples Drabble contest put on by Katharine Grubb at the 10 Minute Novelists blog. Katharine herself stops by on this episode to talk writing, the contest, and the 10 Minute Novelists facebook group. We are grateful to Katharine and the 10 Minute Novelists for being part of this special episode. Read Katharine’s bio. Read the bios of today’s contributors here, here, and here.
All of the stories featured on this episode are copyright 2017. All are used with permission and remain the intellectual property of their creators.
Adrienne Fraser lives in New York. She enjoys quiet walks with her dog as she day-dreams of the perfect plot twists to keep readers intrigued. Adrienne learns something new everyday, and she strives to push herself in becoming a better writer. You can find more about Adrienne at https://www.facebook.com/adrienneelizabethwriter.
Michel Daw (aka JGM Daw) is a teacher, husband, father, son, uncle, & brother. He is an inveterate geek and SFF fan. His first full length novel, I Should Have Listened to My Cat, is undergoing final edits.
Bob Allen was frustrated as a writer when he wrote “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” in the 6th grade then found out that a movie of that name had already been made.
He pursued other jobs and careers such as flower delivery driver, stand-up comic (where he met his wife), clown, actor, finally settling on Tool & Die Tech. After retiring he realized that his lifelong love of reading might give him an idea about what might make a good read, so he’s embarking on another try at putting words on paper in an entertaining way.
Episode 82 is presented in partnership with Katharine Grubb, the 10 Minute Novelist. We were thrilled to have Katharine pop by for a few minutes to talk about herself, her writing, the 10 Minute Novelist website, and the Drabble contest that she runs that all of Episode 82’s stories were part of.
Katharine Grubb is a homeschooling mother of five, a novelist, a baker of bread, a comedian wannabe, a former running coward and the author of Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day. Besides pursuing her own fiction and nonfiction writing dreams, she also leads 10 Minute Novelists on Facebook, an international group for time-crunched writers that focuses on tips, encouragement and community. Visit Katharine at 10minutenovelists.com.
Elaine Bayless is a life coach, pastoral counselor, and Reiki Master in Raleigh, NC. She works with overwhelmed moms and over achieving perfectionists to help them create a delicious life of ease and joy. Elaine is a prolific writer, maintaining two blogs and publishing articles on elephant journal, Mind Body Green, and LinkedIn. In her spare time she bakes bread, reads, and gardens.
Clarissa Gosling is a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter,
ex-librarian, home-maker, writer, and clarinetist, who likes photography, outdoors, learning, challenges and play! Currently in The Netherlands. Find her on Twitter @clarileia
Janet Hogan Chapman’s alter ego is Georgia Janet. She a bohemian southern belle writer empowering strong women through poetry and prose.
Episode 82 consists entirely of 100 word stories called drabbles, and has a lot of contributors. So excited to bring you all these different voices in the upcoming episode.
Jeffrey H. Toney was previously with us on Episode 49. Dr. Toney has published scientific peer-reviewed articles, news media opinion pieces as well as short fiction stories for which he has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. He serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kean University. You can follow him on Twitter @jefftoney.
Olivia Folmar Ard is a secretary, history nerd, and all-purpose geek. She’s the author of The Bennett Series, and Readers’ Favorite 5-Star recipient ‘Tis the Season. She and her husband JD live in Central Alabama, where they await the arrival of their miracle baby with joyful anticipation.