New year, new interview series! Looking forward into 2023, I have decided to retire the literary Would You Rather series, but didn't want to stop interviews on the site all together. Instead, I've pulled together 40ish questions - some bookish, some silly - and have asked authors to limit themselves to answering only 10 of them. That way, it keeps the interviews fresh and connectable for all of us!
Joining us today is Chelsea Stickle. Chelsea is the author of the flash fiction chapbook Breaking Points (Black Lawrence Press, 2021). Her stories appear in CHEAP POP, CRAFT, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and others. Her micros have been selected for Best Microfiction 2021 and the Wigleaf Top 50 in 2022. Everything’s Changing, her second chapbook, is forthcoming from Thirty West Publishing in January 2023. She lives in Annapolis, MD with her black rabbit George and a forest of houseplants. Read more at chelseastickle.com and find her on Twitter @Chelsea_Stickle.
Describe your book poorly.
Are you a book hoarder or a book unhauler?
What do you do when you’re not writing?
So much embroidery! When Roe fell, I took up embroidery. I do sashiko, floral stuff, cross-stitch, etc. I actually went to culinary school for baking and patisserie, so that’s a big part of my life. And I play bass. I need more practice.
What’s the one book someone else wrote that you wish you had written?
What is your favorite book from childhood?
Do you think you’d live long in a zombie apocalypse?
What are you currently reading?
What is your favorite way to waste time?
What are some of your favorite books and/or authors?
What are some of your favorite websites or social media platforms?
Everything’s changing in towns across the U.S. What we think we know is wrong. Animals have gone wild. Myths and fairytales are upended. Women’s bodies are growing weapon appendages. Nothing is certain anymore. The stories we tell ourselves are shifting. Everything’s Changing is full of everyday magic, transformations, chaos, and coming to terms with the world as it is and how we want it to be.
—Jennifer Companik, editor at TriQuartely and author of Check Engine and Other Stories
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