An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Claire Ibarra

An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Claire Ibarra about her story “Vivarium” Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I was living in South Florida at the time, and as common as cockroaches are there, I could never get used to them. I couldn’t help my reaction. I’d scream, dash across the room, …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Carmen Marcus

An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Carmen Marcus about her story “Bight, Tomcat, and the Moon” Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: The story was inspired by a prompt by a British writers’ organization called “Word Factory.” They’d asked Neil Gaiman for a story starter for a modern fable that went, “Long ago, in …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Laura Maylene Walter

An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Laura Maylene Walter (“Lost Pets”) Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: Several years ago, my husband was in the habit of photographing “Lost Pet” posters. Whenever he saw one of these posters while out walking or driving, he stopped whatever he was doing to photograph it. …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Robyn Ryle

Learn more about Among Animals 2 contributor Robyn Ryle and her story, “How to Identify Birds in the Wild” in this Q&A …  Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: Every year, a group of graduate students working with the Smithsonian arrives in my tiny town in southern Indiana to count the birds at Big Oaks …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Nels Hanson

An interview with Nels Hanson, author of the magical story “Julia and the Sea Bear,” appearing in Among Animals 2.   Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: Many years ago, when I was working on our family’s small farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California, my wife and I would save …

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