Kelsey Pinckney is a lot of things–author, publisher, lachrymose birthday gal–and she’s our first guest to have ever run into a person outside a tattoo parlor on Friday the 13th while riding a new bicycle. Kelsey’s story “Crying on My Birthday” was a hit at Spillers #2, and here Brian and Robert learn what it takes to slap an issue of her literary journal Four Chambers Press together and why all her fiction narrators are really alternate-reality Kelseys.

Kelsey wants you to see these:
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Ed Kearns is such a cool customer that he joined Brian & Robert even while his wife was due to give birth at any moment. Yep, the man who read an excerpt from his novel “Write Me Wrong’ at Spillers #2 was more than happy to pontificate on drunk Irish grandfathers and old man varicose veins before taxiing his wife to the hospital to give birth to their second child. Our kind of guy, that Ed.

Visit Ed’s website:
edkearns.com

Connor Rickett is a man of science and freelance writer who carves out enough time to pen great short stories like “Coin Toss in a Diner” that he read at Spillers #2. Connor sits down with Brian & Robert to talk on such diverse topics as writing in color, live animal husbandry, and dead guys before giving the hosts some much-appreciated writing homework.

Get more from Connor here:
citiesofthemind.com