An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor James Edward O’Brien

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: “Last of the Sasquatch Wilds” was inspired by our previous presidential administration’s (here in the U.S.) push to expand the reach of private corporations to drill for fossil fuels on national parkland while simultaneously …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Denise Rettew

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris.  Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: After Hurricane Florence flooded southeastern North Carolina and the factory farmers left the chickens and hogs to either drown or be swept away to fend for themselves, I couldn’t shake the thought of what …

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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 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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