Today we are pleased to feature author Courtney Miller Santo as our Authors Talk series contributor. Courtney talks about her story “Society of Jumpers” and the way that it came to be.
Frankly, the origin story is bleak. Courtney explains that the story is political in that it is borne from reflection on the recent “lone wolf attacks” and how we might respond to them. Further, she discusses what role fiction plays in her life and thinking, as well as in the human condition more broadly. Courtney closes by explaining the value of elders and the perspective they have.
You can read and listen to “Society of Jumpers” in Superstition Review Issue 19.
Each Tuesday we feature audio or video of an SR Contributor reading their work. Today we’re proud to feature a podcast by John Vanderslice.
John Vanderslice teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas, where he also serves as associate editor of Toad Suck Review. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Versal, New Writing, The Pinch, Crazyhorse, Southern Humanities Review, and Exquisite Corpse. His linked story collection Island Fog, which features both historical and contemporary fiction set on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, was published in 2014 by Lavender Ink Press in New Orleans.You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes Channel.
You can read along with the work in Superstition Review.