Everyone, welcome Dee Richards to our Contributor Interview series, a routine blog feature that introduces you to the wonderful writers whose work will be featured in our upcoming anthology, Byline Legacies.
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“‘Meine Geschichte’ no doubt plays on the heartstrings of any parent. But in writing, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve parented a human before, you’re parented words. In Dee’s story, everyone gets the chance to recognize the familiar highs and lows of nurturing a creation and struggling to let it go.”
— Jaime Dill, editor for Cardigan Press
[E] Welcome, Dee, to Cardigan Press! We’d love to know: what genres/age ranges do you typically gravitate toward in your writing?
My work is best suited to adults, since it features mature content, but I believe it also requires one to be a little “young-at-heart”.
[E] We love that blend! In what way would you say your Byline Legacies story, “Meine Geschichte”, is similar to and/or different from your usual mature tone?
My work in “Byline Legacies” is very similar in tone with my preferred fiction writing style: weird, fairy tale-like, and femme-empowering. It differs from my other published works in that it is the first of this kind to be published. The bulk of my published works has largely been creative non-fiction. Though “Meine Geschichte” is a very personal story, with elements of my heritage and experiences as a parent woven throughout, it is most definitely a work of fantastical fiction that will resonate heavily with writers of all genres.
[E] We particularly loved how the story highlights creation as something born of us and how that impacts us emotionally when we start to share it with others. We’re excited for others to read it, come September! But until then: how can readers best support your writing career?
By following me on Twitter @DeeRichardsSD and reading my other published works from Cabinet of Heed Literary Journal, Daily Drunk Magazine, and the “Beginnings” Issue by Epoch Press. The links to these, and more of my work, are available on my blog at deerichardswrites.medium.com.
[E] Thank you so much, Dee, for hanging out with us! We’re so excited for readers to explore your writing and get to know you!
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