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 debut story collection The House of Order was named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and his most recent work Little Mocos is now available 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. He is currently a professor of composition and literature at Lincoln Land College-Springfield, Illinois.
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