Thanks to Christine Sneed for interviewing Hadley Moore about writing and her debut short story collection Not Dead Yet and Other Stories. As always, we enjoyed reading about Hadley’s love of bugs, her influences, and her process.
I will say I am committed to honesty in fiction—to write unflinchingly is a good way to put it—and I am drawn most to such honesty in my reading life too. Often this means characters suffer. But suffering can be portrayed with compassion; I’m not interested in violence or grief for its own sake, or in the purely prurient or titillating.
Read the full interview here.