Interview with Bethany Snyder

Bethany Snyder loves the sea and semi-colons. She is an award-winning fiction writer, a voice-over artist, an amateur photographer, a cookie connoisseur, a Maine enthusiast, and a pop-culture junkie. Born and raised in Penn Yan, New York, Bethany received her bachelor’s in Creative Writing from Bradford College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She has received the Charles McCorkle Hauser Prize for prose from the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends at the Chautauqua Institution three times (2015, 2016, 2018), has twice been voted Best Local Author in the Best of Rochester (NY) awards (2017 and 2018), and was a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. MWS: Hello Bethany! Great to finally speak with you! B: You t

Interview with Clara Winter

Clara Winter grew up reading; Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and Alice in Wonderland, while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife, mother, and former school counselor, with a master's degree in Counseling. Clara is from Colorado Springs, Co and currently resides in Mission Viejo, Ca. MWS: Hello Clara! I'm so glad to talk with you today. How has your week been so far? CW: Hi Melissa! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me. My week has been pretty good. I was able to get a fair amount of writing done, so that's always a good week in my book. MWS: Yes it is! That's a fantastic week! Have you been working on a submi

Interview with Joshua D. Taylor

Joshua D Taylor started writing a few years ago when he realized he was too old to play make-believe. He lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife and a one-eared cat. He enjoys gardening, comic books, ska-punk music, Disney World, and traveling with his wife. Raised during weirdness that was the late 20th century Josh’s eclectic interests produce eclectic works. He loves to mix-n-match things from different genres and stories elements to achieve a madcap hodgepodge of the truly unexpected. Josh strives to take old ideas and twist them into something new and unusual. MWS: Hello Joshua! So good to finally talk with you today! JT: Absolutely, I've been looking forward to it! MWS: Awesom

Interview with Aaina Batool

Aaina Batool is an avid reader from Pakistan with a BBA (Hons.) degree. She is a published writer, photographer, social media marketer, videographer and baker. She has 2 books published with Daastan and she is also the winner of LUMS young writer’s workshop 2017. Her short story has been published in the Pakistan Academy of Letters and she has adjudicated the Essay Writing Competition at PIEAS’s National Olympiad. Her recent publication was in Stormy Island Publishing's anthology 'Salty Tales' which is available on Amazon. MWS: Hello Aaina, how has your day been so far? AB: It's been great. I had an order to make so that kept me busy. MWS: Besides writing great stories, what do you do as a d

Interview with Rich Rurshell

Rich Rurshell is a short story writer from Suffolk, England. He writes Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy stories, and occasionally dabbles in poetry. Rich has had stories appear in anthologies by Zombie Pirate Publishing, Stormy Island, and Clarendon House, as well as online publications such as Dastaan World, Jakob's Horror Box, and CafeLit. Aside from writing stories, Rich is a musician and likes to write and perform music. MWS: Hello Rich! Nice to finally speak with you! RR: Hi! It’s a pleasure... MWS: I hear you are a bit of musician. What type of music do you play? RR: Generally, rock and metal. I have played bass and guitar in several bands over the years. I sing in a band at the moment. But