Ted Morrissey, author of the novel Men of Winter and the forthcoming novella and story collection Weeping with an Ancient God, talks with Lincoln Land Instructor Adam Nicholson about his books, his writing process, and other literary projects he has underway. Morrissey’s short fiction has appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, The Chariton Review, PANK, and the Tulane Review. Holding a Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University, Morrissey teaches writing and literature courses in various settings, including University of Illinois at Springfield and Benedictine University at Springfield. The interview took place at Sherman Public Library, where Morrissey has worked as a part-time librarian for eleven years. His website is tedmorrissey.com.
John Paul Jaramillo's stories have appeared in the Acentos Review, Palabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art and Somos en Escrito–most recently in La Casita Grande Lounge and Nat Brut #9. He is the author of the story collection The House of Order, named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and the novel in stories Little Mocos from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read.