Monday, August 01, 2005

Interview

I am interviewed by intrepid Finnish-American reporter Diane Saarinen (international woman of mystery!) at Quiet Mountain Essays, a journal of women's writing. Quite an honor to be the featured interview.

There are some other interesting reads there, too. I really enjoyed Kat Mead's "Authoress Despair," about the vagaries of film versions of writers. I admit it -- I love those films even when they're awful. Even if they're not awful, they are usually nothing at all like reality. But the reality of writing could not be more dull to watch, so I understand why filmmakers dwell on the angst and crumpled papers. On the more serious side, there's an essay on "Advertising and the Exploitation of Female Sexuality" by Chineze J. Onyejekwe, which not only highlights the phenomena but also discusses efforts to address the problem. There are also a number of related links that provide fascinating reading.

5 comments:

Gene K. said...

Congratulations! I'm always the last to know... :-)

Interesting reading - but the next one should be longer!

K. A. Laity said...

Well, Diane actually went longer than she was supposed to do, but not everyone is as interested in me as you are...

Suzanne Sunshower said...

Hi Kate, nice to meet you. I'm Suzanne Sunshower from Quiet Mountain Essays. Thought I'd thrown in my 2 cents...

The only reason there are page limits at QME is because in the past I've had to re-type manuscripts when my yahoo page/sitebuilder program isn't cooperating (meaning I can't faithfully copy large sections of material) or my dial-up connection corrupts my page layout, etc. The Summer Open Issue is pretty large, so I try to keep it simple.

Thanks for your participation in the site, and thanks for passing the good word about the new issue!

K. A. Laity said...

Suzanne! It's a delight to meet you. I love Quiet Mountain -- such a variety of topics covered and such a range of styles in the writing. Keep up the good work! I plan to submit something for the next issue.

Suzanne Sunshower said...

Yes - by all means. Join the crowd!