Lynn Moorer chatted with Jean Setne about her memoir, Default Caretakers: An Organ Transplant Journey, which traces the familial threads and medical phenomena related to a beloved family member in need of a liver transplant and how Jean and her husband became caretakers by default when other family members did not take on the responsibilities.
Lynn Moorer visited with Susan Lynn Zenker about her book of poetry, Moody Gardens: A Collection of Travel Poems, vividly illustrated by Erika Martinez. Inspired by her time living and teaching in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Mexico, and Texas and her travels to Miami, Hawaii, Venezuela, and New Mexico, it’s an eclectic mix of musings on genuine experiences and conjured happenings.
Lynn Moorer talked with Antonio Gonzalez-Rodriguez about his fantasy short story, “Jenaro and the Red Sails,” published in the anthology Sea of Secrets. Set in Puerto Rico in the 16th century, the story follows the adventures of Jenaro delRios, the young, undisciplined, carousing prince of the Andolins, who bests a dark adversary through a series of challenges and wins a red-sailed ship, the Charon’s Ferry, which previously ferried souls to the underworld and which now possesses human characteristics. Along the way, Jenaro grows up a bit and becomes a hero in the eyes of Bibi-Ama, a beautiful sea goddess.
Lynn Moorer chatted with award-winner Bruce Wilson about his riveting book, Death in the Black Patch, which imagines the choices his great-grandfather, a tobacco farmer in Kentucky, made when faced with a terrible dilemma in 1906: selling his crop to the powerful monopoly, American Tobacco Company, or joining the Planters’ Protective Association to avoid having his crop destroyed by the lawless Night Riders.