Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Eastern Further Interview

It's hard to describe what it's like to feel profoundly baffled and utterly flattered at the same time. Being interviewed by Eastern Further was one of those moments.

Here's a little taste of what my brain has to say for itself:

 
Will you describe what your experience with getting your career started has been like?
 
It’s like playing the game Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey on an obstacle course. I’m blindfolded and have the felt wool tail, my writings, in one hand; the other hand is groping the space in front of me trying to find the donkey, the individual who can make my writing “happen.” I think I’m close to getting my writing in the right hands but then – a mud pit. Then a ten-foot wall. Then monkey bars. Then a swinging rope. Then barbed wire. Then a fire breathing dragon. Then a mariachi band forcing me to drink tequila shots. Not a game for the feeble.



Eastern Further spotlights students and alumni from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently trying to fund a women's leadership scholarship at EKU by growing their network. It's a generous and inspiring effort to say the least.

Read the interview here: http://easternfurther.com/2013/04/08/easterns-newest-author-brook-ellen-west-2/

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