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Author Interviews!

Atmosphere Press is proud to bring readers the Atmosphere Press Presents author interview series. We’re happy to have this archive of excellent author interviews and success stories for you to enjoy. Learn about authors and their books, from book title origin stories to music playlists that relate to their writing to what it was like seeing the cover for the first time.
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An Interview with Erin Schalk, Author of Farewell, Mr. Garcia

Erin Schalk is a writer, visual artist, and educator who lives in the greater Los Angeles area. Her poetry, prose, and visual art have been published in a variety of journals. Highlights include Writer’s Digest, The Petigru Review, The MacGuffin, The Woven Tale Press, Parentheses International Literary Journal, Willawaw Journal, and others. She is the author of (quiet, space), a journal that combines her art and poetry.

An Interview with Jeffrey Arce, Author of ParaVice

As a nomad carnival vendor, I draw a lot of inspiration from my gregarious guests. In my travels, I have seen some strange things that give me a whole lot of strange ideas. A writer, an artist, and a dark thinker, I like to weave a visceral web of twists, terror, and wonder. My tales are burgeoning with treacherous environments, colorful characters with dangerous talents, and mind-bending story arcs. A touch of comical mischief follows as we journey the unknown wilderness in search of another scary story to tell ’round the campfire.

An Interview with Tony Domaille, Author of The Thing About Time

I'm a playwright who has been lucky enough to be a winner of the Derek Jacobi Award for New Playwriting, two-time winner of the UK Community Drama Festivals Federation for Best New Script, three-time Pint Sized Plays winner, and a range of other scriptwriting awards. I have also had short stories published by The People's Friend, Your Cat Magazine, Cafe Lit, Writing Magazine, and more in over a dozen anthologies. Now it's time for that novel.

An Interview with Andrew Halsall Smith, Author of The Saga of Antama

I am a short and micro-fiction writer and occasional poet based in England. I am a late developer in terms of writing, having only shared my work with family until recently but now developing more of an outward profile. Professionally, I have worked for many years in information technology and the public sector on a wide variety of projects, some of which provide material for stories.

An Interview with Ivy Ngeow, Author of The American Boyfriend

Ivy Ngeow was born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She holds an MA in Writing from Middlesex University, where she won the 2005 Middlesex University Literary Press Prize out of almost 1,500 entrants worldwide. Her debut, Cry of the Flying Rhino (2017), was awarded the International Proverse Prize in Hong Kong. Her novels include Heart of Glass (2018), Overboard (2020), and White Crane Strikes (2022). She is commissioning editor of the Asian Anthology New Writing series. The American Boyfriend was longlisted for the Avon x Mushens Entertainment Prize for Commercial Fiction Writers of Colour 2022 and is published by…

An Interview with Kimberly Packard, Author of Dire’s Club

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly twenty years.

An Interview with Peter Greenwood, Author of This Old House

Half Lancashire, half Yorkshire, and born on a farm in Somerset, I was raised on a farm in Shropshire, lived and worked on Merseyside and elsewhere, and currently reside in Wigan, Lancs. A writer and storyteller since childhood, I am a member of the Tyldesley Creative Writers (TCW) near where I live. A world-class procrastinator, I have only half-heartedly tried to get published. Several friends at TCW have self-published, and I admire them for it. I've also enjoyed reading their books. It's high time I committed to publishing my own stuff!

An Interview with Steve Adams, Author of Remember This

Steve Adams’s writing has won a Pushcart Prize and has been listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays. He’s won Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, been a guest artist at The University of Texas, and his plays have been produced in New York City. His debut novel, Remember This, was published in October 2022, and it was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters First Fiction Award, the National Indie Excellence Awards, and was selected for the Southern Festival of Books. He is a writing coach and freelance editor in Memphis at