Leading up to our next event, we’re running mini interviews each week with the authors. First up is Julie C. Day! Her book, Uncommon Miracles, is described as “a collection of astonishing variety and power” and “a bold debut.”
Come see Julie read at Trident Books on October 25th! More details here.
Tell us about your latest release in five words or fewer.
Ghosts. Parthenogenesis. Rocket Gardens. Weird.
What do you listen to while you write?
I require music with my writing. I generally obsess about one artist or song and play them on repeat for days or weeks at a time.
Some of my recent obsessions include Lake Street Dive, Janelle Monae, Rhiannon Gibbons and the electronic/trip hop band Supreme Beings of Leisure.
What appeals to you about the genre you work in? (or a genre you work in?)
This one is easy. I get to do whatever I want. I’ve had the weird, interstitial, fabulist, and slipstream labels applied to me, but genre-bending feels closest to right. I do what occurs to me and then see where it lands. In other words, I’m stubborn. I like to play in all the playgrounds.
Julie C. Day has published over thirty stories in magazines such as Interzone, Podcastle, Black Static, and Split Lip Magazine. Her debut collection Uncommon Miracles is now available from PS Publishing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.