Two small town writers sit down and talk with other writers about their work, the story behind the story, the writing process, and other writerly topics in this podcast for word nerds, bookworms, and writer types.
STEPHANIE FOWLER won the 2001 Sophie Kerr Prize at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland for a collection of creative non-fiction short stories about Delmarva titled Crossings. After working her way through the self-publishing process, she quit her comfortable job in corporate healthcare and decided to open an indie publishing company called Salt Water Media in Berlin, Maryland. Stephanie works with other writers and authors and helps them navigate those weird publishing waters. Stephanie and her wife, Patty, live near the beach in Fenwick Island, Delaware with their definitely-not-spoiled dog, Lima. She is currently working on her second novel.
TONY RUSSO has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com, among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written a couple books on Delmarva beer culture for The History Press. His first book, Eastern Shore Beer, was published in late 2014 and his second book, Delaware Beer, was released in the spring of 2016. He lives in Delmar, Delaware with his wife, Kelly, and the only one of his daughters who hasn't moved out. Together, they keep their dog and cat comfortable.
JEFFREY SMITH is the “Tony Randall” of the podcast. He began his love of letters at fourteen on a Smith-Corona electric typewriter borrowed from his father. He has worked as a courier, a freight loader, a secretary, a systems administrator, a smartphone repairman, and published several short stories on his way towards becoming a novelist, playwright, essayist, blogger, actor, father and husband. His acclaimed novel, Mesabi Pioneers, tells the story of the immigrants who turned a remote area of northern Minnesota into America's greatest source of iron ore. His second novel, Mona Lisa Missing, will soon be released by Zoozil Media. He lives in Berlin, Maryland, with his wife, two kids, and three cats, all of whom keep him on his toes. To clear his head he runs along the streets, boardwalks, and trails of the Eastern Shore. That’s probably him, there, in orange.