An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Kipp Wessel 

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: After I completed my MFA, and I was starting my writing career, I wanted to remain connected with animals and animal life. One of the ways I did that was by volunteering several summers …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Janay Brun

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: The reports of jaguars being poached to make jaguar “gum/paste” for bogus medicinal purposes in Chinese medicine coupled with children being kidnapped by the U.S. government as they came to the border with their …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Gwen C. Katz 

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I was actually listening to the totally fabulous herpetology podcast SquaMates by Mark D. Scherz, Gabriel Ugueto, Hiral Naik, and Ethan Kocak, and in one of their early episodes they mentioned that axolotls can actually metamorphose …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Marilyn Moriarty 

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: There seems to be a reawakening in society to the middle ages and our relationships with animals then. Was this story based on a true story? What inspired you to tell this story? A: Many years ago, I read John Julius Norwich’s …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Charlene Logan

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I’m a volunteer with NorCal Collie Rescue, and back in the summer of 2014, I got a call about two collies found in an isolated area of Plumas National Forest. They were wild, emaciated, …

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