“I’ll start with The Girlfriend Game. When did the idea to put out a collection of short stories come about?
I’ve always wanted to do a collection. About two years ago, I thought I had enough stories that were good… well, I can’t be an objective judge of my own stuff, but I had enough stories that I liked. And they all felt like they belonged to the same universe. So then I got in touch with Jackie Corley of Word Riot Press, who stepped in to publish Midnight Picnic years ago after the press that was going to publish it went bankrupt. There was a span of about two years between proposing the collection and it coming out, though, so some of the stories were written then.”
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