Anthony Mathenia

Happiness: How to Find It — Interview with Rose Gluck

Ahoy! The Buc­ca­neer Blogfest sales on.  Today’s writ­ing prompt request­ed an inter­view with a char­ac­ter from my nov­el.  After some coax­ing, Rose Gluck, the hero­ine of Hap­pi­ness: How to Find It, reluc­tant­ly turned over to me an audio record­ing of an inter­view she did onstage at a 1991 Cir­cuit Assem­bly of Jehovah’s Wit­ness­es.  To her […]

Happiness: How to Find It — The Lost Intro

Fel­low Curios­i­ty Quills ship­mates Sharon Bayliss and Court­ney Young are host­ing a Buc­ca­neer Blogfest!  I decid­ed to set sail with the mot­ley crew for the next cou­ple of weeks and share some fun, excit­ing things about my upcom­ing nov­el Hap­pi­ness: How to Find it.  The nov­el is going to be seri­al­ized on Curios­i­ty Quills.  Start­ing Thurs­day, July […]

Interview with Vago Damitio

I met trav­el writer Vago Dami­tio online ear­li­er this year when we were both entrants in an online nov­el writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion where he was show­cas­ing his bril­liant  Douchebags, Fags, and Hags.  The nov­el, which deals with the cross-coun­try mis­ad­ven­tures of a man named Pigrone, has just been released as an ebook.  To mark the occa­sion […]

On Writing “Happiness: How to Find it”

If you would have told me that one day I would write a romance nov­el, I wouldn’t have believed it. I don’t read romances and my usu­al taste in writ­ing is for dark­er fare.  How­ev­er, on July 26 my new romance nov­el Hap­pi­ness: How to Find It kicks off as a web ser­i­al on Curios­i­ty […]

Interview with Shane Crash

I caught up with writer and piz­za enthu­si­ast Shane Crash about his upcom­ing nov­el For­est Life and his new activist col­lec­tive Paci­fist Army. For a young man you have trav­eled around a lot; what are your favorite places? I have sen­ti­men­tal attach­ments to Nas­sau, Bahamas and Paris, Ten­nessee. I like Brook­lyn a lot and I […]