An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor JoeAnn Hart 

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I am currently working on Arroyo Circle, a novel about wildfires and floods set in Boulder, Colorado, where I used to live. Shelley, a house manager for a wealthy hoarder, is the novel’s protagonist. Last …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Diane Lefer

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I love living in a place where—as I think you’ll find throughout the country—all our building and development has blurred the boundaries between our natural habitat and the territory of wild animals. We kind …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Ingrid L. Taylor 

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: The idea for this story first came from a news article I read a few years ago about Russia’s intention to send primates on space missions to Mars. I knew that many animals, including …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Setter Brindle Birch

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: The earliest proto-version of “For the Animals” came out of a creative writing class I took in college in the late 1990s. There was a lot of disappointment, disillusionment, and ambivalence in that first story, …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Nadja Lubiw-Hazard

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? Were the crow’s gifts inspired by a true incident? A: I often write about the lives of animals, and I’m especially interested in writing stories in which animals are portrayed as themselves, not as metaphors or …

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