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 Jacquie Vervain

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: Basically: the Yulin Dog Festival and the West’s reaction to the festival. Also: I love an ambiguous murder mystery. I think one of the most frustrating things as an ethical vegan living in the …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Helia S. Rethmann

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris.  Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: To be honest, I often write to explore questions that nag at me. In this case, the question was: At what point can good intentions backfire and become no longer helpful to the intended …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor  J. Bowers 

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I’ve always been fascinated by old Westerns—everything from John Ford classics to Roy Rogers reruns. As a lifelong equestrian, I can’t help but focus on the horses in these films, even when they’re just …

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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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