Interview with Lynn Savage

  Lynn Savage is the author of Mr. Klein’s Wild Ride. Mud Flat Press sat down with Lynn (via email) to question her about the book. MFP: Gary and Summer Klein’s lives are shaken when Gary is offered the job of publicizing “Panerotic,” the new “Disneyland of Sex.” Beyond that basic description and avoiding spoilers, … Read more

Good stories and a fun holiday evening

Want to read a couple of great short stories? Try “Harboring Ghosts” by Christina Butcher and “Boy’s Club” by Christian Carvajal, both published online at Creative Colloquy. Also check out the preview of The Stardust Christmas Fandango at Harlequin Productions on OLY ARTS.

Reading at Panorama

My reading and book talk at Panorama, a retirement community in Lacey, Washington, went well. Much of the discussion centered on race, as it often does when talking about Tupelo. I said that although race was an underlying theme in the book, it’s really about much more than that. It’s about Kevin Lumpkin and his … Read more

Ricker Drawing in Surabaya

From Ricker Winsor: “I am out drawing in ink with my portable table. It is easier now than with all the oil paint and I think my ink drawings are my strongest expression in any case. I am in Surabaya not far from home, in an area called Kenjaran which has a huge golden Buddha … Read more

Mississippi July

“Hell can’t be no hotter than a Mississippi July. The heat don’t bother a kid, though. Not the heat nor the scratches nor the bugs.  She don’t know how it is killing her. It takes all of the flexibility out, it scrapes you like scraping a plate to the dogs.” – Jack Butler, “Country Girl” … Read more

I Think I’ve Made it

I have no formal education in writing other than a single class, which I vaguely remember as being called Creative Writing 101. Students wrote short stories; teacher critiqued them. I recall writing one story that wasn’t too bad and one that was terrible. My first attempt at novel writing came between undergrad and grad school. … Read more