Writers find inspiration in the most unlikely places—a painting, an odd turn of phrase, a boarded-up old house tucked into the woods. It’s hard to say what little spark will find its way into the deepest corners of the imagination and ignite a story.
I’ve been writing for a long time. You can find my short fiction in literary journals like KARAMU, Eclipse and Concho River Review, and while I have the utmost respect for the short story format, it’s the novel I love. All that room to explore. I’m grateful to my teachers, those other novelists whose stories taught me that through fiction we’re not simply entertained, but we can share what it means to be human.
For now, I’ll continue here in my small corner of the world (Vermont) and do my best to be open to the everyday wonders that can be nurtured and nudged into a novel. Dogs underfoot, coffee at my side, I hope to make my characters come alive for you.
Check back in occasionally. And, of course, I’d love to hear from you.
Praise for Wendy Tyson
—The New York Times Book Review