Stephanie Johnson

11 Questions for Stephanie Johnson


How do you make these graphics of the book cover standing up, showing fake pages?

I sent 11 questions to Stephanie Johnson about her book, One of These Things Is Not Like the Others, just out from Keyhole, and she wrote back thanking me for my close reading. But such thanks are unnecessary; the book demands and rewards it. If you don’t read One of These Things with a keen eye, it’s possible to miss out on some of the best writing in a year of great writing. I rank Johnson’s book with two of my other favorites of 2009, AM/PM by Amelia Gray and Big World from Mary Miller. It’s not because they’re all women that I make the comparison, or because of the flash sensibilities, but because they all share a profoundly affecting emotional core that, geyserlike, does most of its work below the surface.

Speaking of below the surface, Stephanie Johnson’s answers to my eleven questions are below the fold. READ MORE >

Author Spotlight / 6 Comments
August 21st, 2009 / 10:25 am

Stephanie Johnson Reads Online at Keyhole


Just caught the last few minutes of Stephanie Johnson’s live web-reading over at Keyhole to promote her book One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others and general good-feeling web-literature emotions. Great stuff; I enjoyed it a lot. She read two pieces (one was the title piece of the collection).

Stephanie will read again tomorrow at 8pm CST and Thursday at 8pm CST. To watch live, access Keyhole‘s website or go to the UStream link. It’s pretty simple to figure out; I didn’t have any trouble.

You can also chat with Stephanie after the reading, though you may have to do it through a UStream account.

You can watch an archived version of tonight’s reading here.

Technology / 6 Comments
July 28th, 2009 / 9:38 pm