War Stories: Mike Francis

Blue Skirt is set to release the anthology War Stories 2015 on December 14th. The project is in conjunction with the How War Effects Us/War Stories series, a monthly gathering of soldiers and civilians to discuss war literature, how war has personally impacted their lives, and to write about their experiences. The anthology is a direct…

Interview with Alex Kane

With the application deadline for the 2015 Clarion West Writer’s Workshop fast approaching (February 10th), I took the opportunity to interview a past participant about his writing accomplishments, ambitions, and experience at the workshop. Alex Kane lives in west-central Illinois, where he works as a freelancer, plays too many first-person shooters, and blogs about culture…

An Interview With Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland will be headlining our show this Saturday, September 20th, at the Glyph Café and Arts Space in downtown Portland, Oregon. Ruland is the author of Forest of Fortune, a novel, a short story collection titled Big Lonesome, and he co-authored Giving the Finger with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Forest of Fortune is his debut novel,…

An Interview with Literary Agent Leon Husock

  Leon Husock is an associate agent at L. Perkins Literary Agency and is actively building his client list. He has a BA in Literature from Bard College and attended the Columbia Publishing Course. Blue Skirt Productions recently had the opportunity recently to ask Leon some important questions to determine what type of dragon he is:…