spmcoversJoin author S.P. Miskowski for a discussion covering her enigmatic first collection Red Poppies; the transition from playwriting to writing fiction; the challenges of engaging the reader with characters who are unlikable, unreliable, unraveling, and/or descending into madness; the little lies that make a story true; the Southern Gothic tradition in the Pacific Northwest; the evolution of Knock, Knock into the Skillute Cycle keeping a story interesting while keeping it claustrophobic; good mothers, destructive mothers, and the dark secrets of motherhood;  her love for the small press; her forthcoming projects; and her picks for writers you should read next.

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NEXT WEEK’S GUEST: John Langan, author of The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies