Fire as a Metaphor in Rock Music by Tim Jeffreys

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Tim Jeffreys, author of “Combustible,” featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now.   When Caleb Followill of the band Kings of Leon hollered that his sex was on fire, was he singing about a bad urinary tract infection or STDs?  Well, no.  One hopes and presumes not.  Most likely,…

Fire and the Veil between Worlds by J. Lee Strickland

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from J. Lee. Strickland, author of “Fire Night,” featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now.   In every culture, in every civilization, across every continent, we find among peoples the recognition of the primacy of the four elements—Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. The fundamental mixing of these four in infinite…

Will Waller, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Will Waller‘s “Torch,” a young musician’s memories of a woman haunts him. How long have you been writing? 16 years. How do you deal with writer’s block? I demand a minimum of one…

Tim Jeffreys, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Tim Jeffreys‘s “Combustible,” a young dad with a special power confronts his rockstar older brother. What is the first book or story that made you cry? I don’t know that I’ve ever been…

Proper Campfire Stories by Jaclyn Adomeit

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Jaclyn Adomeit author of “Red Curtain,” which is featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now. Campfire stories have a long and sordid history (citation unavailable), and the art of spinning a flame-lit tale is a skill few master. A tale-spinner must read their audience. If this wasn’t an art,…

J. Lee Strickland, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In J. Lee Strickland’s “Fire Night,” a widow finds solace in another world and childhood friends. Who are your favorite authors and why? John Crowley, Anne Patchett, Ursula LeGuin, George Saunders,…

The Cycle of the Phoenix by Alisha Costanzo

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Alisha Costanzo author of “The Mark of the Phoenix,” which is featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now. A phoenix gains new life by rising from the ashes of its forefather. Its existence is long and cyclical, making it an emblem of time, of the solar cycle, and of…

Jaclyn Adomeit, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In Jaclyn Adomeit’s “Red Curtain,” a young woman fights to survive in an apocalyptic America. How long have you been writing? I came to writing a bit late in the game….

Intern Diaries: Heart On Fire

Hey, Feisty Ones!! Intern Diaries is here, and there’s nothing to fear. Except for the four-letter word that you either dread or wish you could have in your life. Yes, I’m talking about L.O.V.E., and let me tell you, it has hit me like a back of bricks to the heart. I haven’t felt this…

Alisha Costanzo, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In Alisha Costanzo‘s “The Mark of the Phoenix,” an ancient phoenix receives his death sentence in his pursuit to find a child-killer. What motivates you to write? The magnitude…

We All Burn Down Here by Kevin Holton

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Kevin Holton author of “The One Who Burns,” which is featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now. A few years back, my cousin Tyler set his own neck on fire with a marshmallow. This both was and was not my fault. He didn’t hold it against me but…

Ali Abbas, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In Ali Abbas‘s “Désolé Habibti,” a young woman must face the deadly consequences that comes with making a wish. What is the first book or story that made you…