An interview with Among Animals contributor Sara Dupree

An interview with Among Animals contributor Sara Dupree (“The Weight of Things Unsaid”) Q: What was the inspiration for your story? A: Many of the elements of my story are autobiographical. I lost my sweet, happy dog when he hopped through a hole in the ice at a time in my life I was dealing …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Julian Hoffman

An interview with Among Animals contributor Julian Hoffman (“Pelicans”)  Q: What inspired you to write “Pelicans”? A: I wanted to express something of this place that I’d moved to—the Prespa Lakes—but still wasn’t ready to explore through nonfiction. The pelicans had a magnetic effect on me from the day we arrived. While swimming in the …

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An interview with Among Animals contributors Carol Guess and Kelly Magee

An interview with Among Animals contributors Carol Guess and Kelly Magee (“With Sheep”) Q: As co-authors of this story, what was your writing process like? Carol: Kelly and I had so much fun writing “With Sheep.” It’s part of a book-length collection titled With Animal; each short story focuses on a human who becomes pregnant …

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How many books must one sell to become an Amazon bestseller?

I used to think that to become a bestselling author you needed to sell millions of books. And while millions of books will certainly get you on the bestselling list, it turns out you could sell far fewer copies and still make a bestseller list. How does 325 copies per day sound? According to analysis conducted by Publishers …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Jessica Zbeida

An interview with Among Animals contributor Jessica Zbeida (“Emu”)  Q: What was the inspiration for this story?  A: This story was inspired by true events. My grandmother lives in rural east Texas, and one day an emu showed up at her house. She fed it for a few days, but then it became aggressive. My …

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