Last night I went to pick up a stack of Alice Walker books. I’m going to start diving in today and I’m not quite sure what to expect. On one hand, this is a woman who can go to dark places in her writing, and on the other hand, this is a woman who has published a book titled, The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who have Returned with My Memories… the rest of the title names the chickens. I have decided this is the book I will read first, because seriously, how could I not?
In the first few paragraphs, I found this passage:
Hrm… What am I getting myself into here?
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.