“Maybe all stories are really about secrets and revelations” – K. L. Cook
by Annie Kim
“Every voice in The Out-of-Body Shop is I, even if the story, the body, isn’t.”
by Caitlin Hamilton Summie
I gave the process three years and decided that if I hadn’t found a publisher by then, I would consider that particular project done.
by Peg Alford Pursell
“I wanted to make something more out of that than what it was. You know what it was. The way you knew to let out your first cry: how you were there and not, how it’s a witness who hears and translates raw sensation voiced in the tone.”
by Marin Sardy
There was also something rigid about Gram Julia…traits associated with schizophrenia… Later an uncle recoiled at the idea. The family already had a story in place to explain Gram Julia. “Selfish,” they said. “A character.”
“I was aware that I was writing about myself as a gay man, while at the same time I knew this wasn’t a ‘gay travel book,’ whatever that might be.”
By CH Summie
In her lyrical prose, Bills shares her landscape of loss and survival in chapters that are deeply moving, sometimes humorous, and memorable.