Author Spotlight: Brian Heston

“Stocking up on stubbornness” and the importance of reading By Monica Prince   Brian Heston, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the 2017 Literary Awards Program for his manuscript, Billy...

Author Spotlight: Nancy Smith

Thinking about the end of the world and the routine of “work” By Monica Prince   Nancy Smith is featured as one of the incredible contributors in the inaugural issue of the SFWP Annual, a new release from the...

Author Spotlight: Wendy J. Fox

Grand prize winner Wendy J. Fox on being compelled to write but constrained by time By Monica Prince   Wendy J. Fox is the breakout star of the 2017 Literary Awards Program and this year’s grand prize winner for her …

Author Spotlight: Kate Wisel

Seeing pain as a wild animal By Monica Prince   In the midst of hundreds of submissions to the 2017 Literary Awards Program, Kate Wisel’s manuscript Driving in Cars with Homeless Men caught the eye of judge Benjamin Percy....

Author Spotlight: Doug Crandell

Writing when there are bills to pay: An exchange with author Doug Crandell By Monica Prince   This year’s Literary Awards Program had stiff competition and stellar manuscripts for judge Benjamin Percy to review. Author Doug Crandell placed as one...

Author Spotlight: Sadie Hoagland

Science and the supernatural at war in Sadie Hoagland’s “Dementia, 1692”   The thrill of the supernatural surrounds Sadie Hoagland’s short story “Dementia, 1692.” This historical fiction is set against the backdrop of the Salem witch trials in colonial...