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 was born and raised in southern Colorado. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including the Acentos Review, Palabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, and most recently in Duende. His collection The House of Order: Stories was named an International Latino Book Award Finalist and his novel in stories Little Mocos is forthcoming from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 the editors of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read.