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Leah Angstman

Leah Angstman has been at this for years, producing books and spaces and relationships between writers and artists. Some of the answers cover things you know, and some might just surprise you. We threw Leah a few curve balls here because we knew that she would rise to the challenge and we knew that she would bring her independent spirit to the process and we weren’t disappointed. Interviewed by Lynn Alexander, for Full Of Crow, December 2012. 

LA: I’m sure many people want to know, in your words: Why do you want to be part of the small press?

Leah: It’s cliché to say it feels like family, but the small press is this all-encompassing entity that functions like its own little village.  It has the town criers, the town gossip hens, the angry, the depressed, the incarcerated, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I can open a small-press publication and read a fresh, new author right alongside 94-year-old poet laureate Ed Galing, and it doesn’t feel forced or out of place.  The playing field is leveled; the authors are all different and quirky—but eternally grateful; and, while a lot of the writing is daring, all of it is honest because the writers don’t hide behind extensive contracts, big paychecks, and high expectations.  They are self-aware and write for the love of it, knowing they may never make a buck. Continue Reading…

Posted 4 years, 6 months ago.

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Richard Godwin

Richard Godwin is a London-based writer of dark crime fiction, and his first novel “Apostle Rising” will be released this spring from Black Jackal Books, and it can be ordered here. Richard Godwin’s Website:

Interviewed by Lynn Alexander for FOC Prate
LA: I will start with the usual items that writers are asked about: current projects, books, the things that need to be promoted and where to find them. Please give me a brief rundown, and then we will focus on “Apostle Rising”, your forthcoming novel, specifically. After that, I hope that you will indulge my curiosity about some other matters. So, to start with an introduction, what is going on with Richard Godwin? Continue Reading…

Posted 6 years, 5 months ago.