Interview with Novelist Bogdan Dzakovic (FORTRESS OF DECEIT)

1. What is your novel about? This is an autobiographical account of my 32 year adventure in the federal government. Beginning my career with enthusiasm and idealism and ending with the belief that our own government is more a threat to this country than anything that can be dreamed up from outside. Between the two,… Continue reading Interview with Novelist Bogdan Dzakovic (FORTRESS OF DECEIT)

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mirka Kettunen (MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Mirka Kettunen: “Major Tom and the Alien girl” is a story about two space geeks with extraordinary talents. In different parts of town both of them have been waiting “for the Mothership” to come pick them up. But when they finally meet and realize that the other one… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mirka Kettunen (MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL)

Interview with Writer Dossie H. Terrell (Good Things Come To Those Who Wait)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your story about? Dossie H. Terrell: Clare could never reconcile the habitually dirty, disorderly lifestyle of Glenn, her morbidly obese spouse, with her puritanical sensibilities. To that end, she finally reached her coping limits. She wants out but, in the meantime, takes pleasure in tormenting him and waiting for what she… Continue reading Interview with Writer Dossie H. Terrell (Good Things Come To Those Who Wait)

Interview with Writer Paul Vitols (MOVING DAY)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your short story about? Paul Vitols: It’s about a 5-year-old boy witnessing, without knowing it, the breakup of his family. 2. What genres would you say this story is in? coming-of-age, memoir, literary 3. How would you describe this story in two words? sensuous, poignant 4. What movie have you seen… Continue reading Interview with Writer Paul Vitols (MOVING DAY)

Interview with Writer Ed Kulzer (Twitter Short Story)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your story about? Ed Kulzer: The story is about a standard, carbon copy, cardigan-wearing office worker, a woman becoming aware of how suffocating the lack of fulfillment in her monotonous life has become. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”, opined Thoreau, presciently foretelling the gargantuan army of spiritual… Continue reading Interview with Writer Ed Kulzer (Twitter Short Story)

Interview with Writer Paul Levinson (Twitter Short Story)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your story about? Paul Levinson: About saving some of the books that were destroyed when the Ancient Library of Alexandria was burned. Some historians regard this as the worst intellectual disaster in history – as many as 750,000 volumes were lost, some were unique copies, including the only copies of about… Continue reading Interview with Writer Paul Levinson (Twitter Short Story)

Interview with Writer James Stack (The Wycliffe Six)

 July 2018 Winning Short Story Writer. Matthew Toffolo: What is your story about? James Stack: A sophomore in college discovers who his friends truly are, and that the bigotry he’s been taught is wrong. 2. What genres would you say this story is in? Young Adult, Coming of Age, Mystery, Historical 3. How would you… Continue reading Interview with Writer James Stack (The Wycliffe Six)