Eddy Rathke interviewed me for Monkeybicycle

Eddy Rathke is one hell of an interviewer. As per the style of the interview series, 52 interviews 52 weeks, each interview being 5 questions, Eddy chose those questions wisely. Some really great ones. Here’s a sample from the interview:

Mb: Along with the books you seem to always be writing, you also took over Civil Coping Mechanisms. How has publishing affected your own writing? What is your goal as a publisher?

MJS: I kind of view this as two pieces of one heart, if you will—I’m extremely thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to publish such an amazing array of talent. I’d be lying if I said the publishing side didn’t cut into my own writing. Got no room for any complaints though: I love every moment of it, be it the buzzed, alcoholic moments shared between publisher and author at a bar a the dead end of night or the anguished research and accounting that goes with keeping the books in check. I’d rather die than let this opportunity go to waste.

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New Fiction, “Calmer Shores,” at MonkeyBicycle

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I don’t write a lot of short fiction but, surprise, surprise, I have a piece published this past week over at Monkeybicycle. It is entitled, “Calmer Shores,” and is about a girl named Macy Calmshores who suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder, is infatuated with her psychiatrist, and abides by a particularly strange form of therapy to deal with her social inadequacies.

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