Laura Ellen Scott, Steve Weddle, and I will be talking about writing and publishing across various genres and diverse forms in an event Thursday, March 10, at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Publishers, marketers, booksellers, critics, and even readers often rely on categories to sort their way through the wide world of fiction. Genre fiction and literary fiction—never the two shall meet, right? A short story and a novel—two completely different animals, aren’t they? And the writers—they find themselves not just defined but confined by these genres and forms, yes?
Three area writers—Laura Ellen Scott, Art Taylor, and Steve Weddle—challenge conventional wisdom in their works and offer fresh perspectives on both the craft and the business of writing fiction that blurs boundaries in several directions.
Laura Ellen Scott is the author of the novel Death Wishing, a comic fantasy set in post-Katrina New Orleans, and Curio, a collection of 21 very short, creepy stories with illustrations by Mike Meginnis. Her latest novel, The Juliet, is forthcoming from Pandamoon Publishing. http://
Art Taylor’s debut book, On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, is currently a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. His short fiction has won two Agatha Awards, the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and three consecutive Derringer Awards. http://
Steve Weddle’s debut novel, Country Hardball, was called “downright dazzling” by the New York Times. He is the co-founder of DoSomeDamage.com and edits Needle: A Magazine of Noir. https://steveweddle.com/
Books will be for sale by Scrawl Books!