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Tom Baker

February 16, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Tom Baker as the guest on Episode 151: All The Positive Things In Your Life!!

This week Tom Baker joins us to talk about his latest novel Green, life in the military before Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell, prose poetry, and to share his 2018 recommendations!

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Tom Baker is a graduate of the College of William & Mary. He enjoyed a successful career in the advertising world, winning many awards for the ads and commercials he produced. He now writes full time. Baker lives in a tree house in Santa Monica Canyon. His longtime companion, Gary, left for a better world in 2011.

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Hannah Carmack

February 9, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hannah Carmack as the guest on Episode 150: I Guess What Changed Was Me!!

This week Hannah Carmack joins us to talk about her first novel Seven-Sided Spy, poetry, the visibility of disabilities in fiction, her spotify playlist, and working with youth through STEM Reads!

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Hannah Carmack is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University. She enjoys volunteer work and spends most of her time working for the organization STEM Read, connecting reluctant readers and bookworms alike to the world of literature and science. She has a number of poetry publications, all of which regard living with ulcerative colitis. Although living with an auto-immune disease is difficult, she finds power in using her writing as a way to convey the world that people with disabilities live in to people who may not fully comprehend it. Her debut novel Seven-Sided Spy was released January 2018.

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Jeff Mann – Southern Charm

December 23, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Jeff Mann as the guest on episode 091: Southern Charm!

This week Jeff Mann joins the show to talk about his journey from poetry through creative non-fiction and balancing gay identity with Southern/Appalachian identity.

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Jeff Mann grew up in Covington, Virginia, and Hinton, West Virginia, receiving degrees in English and forestry from West Virginia University. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many publications, including Arts and Letters, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Willow Springs, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Crab Orchard Review, and Appalachian Heritage.

He has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks, Bliss, Mountain Fireflies, and Flint Shards from Sussex; five full-length books of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine, On the Tongue, Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology, A Romantic Mann, and Rebels; two collections of personal essays, Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear and Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South; three novellas, Devoured, included in Masters of Midnight: Erotic Tales of the Vampire,Camp Allegheny, included in History’s Passion: Stories of Sex Before Stonewall, and The Saga of Einar and Gisli, included in On the Run: Tales of Gay Pursuit and Passion; four novels, Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal, which won the Pauline Réage Novel Award, Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War, which won a Rainbow Award, Cub, and Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; and two volumes of short fiction, Desire and Devour: Stories of Blood and Sweat and A History of Barbed Wire, which won a Lambda Literary Award.

In 2013, he was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame. He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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