Category Archives: Essays

Creative Essay and Thoughts on Writing from Tom Layou – by M. Talley

Tom Layou lives in Alaska, where he is Lead Electrician for stage productions in Anchorage. Tom attended the Santa Barbara Writers Conference in 2002 at eighteen and won the Best Nonfiction award. I first encountered him in a workshop at … Continue reading

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The Fiction and Interests of Kristi Rathbun-Nimmo, Chantwood Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief – by M. Talley

**** Knowledge: Fear by Kristi Rathbun-Nimmo Lord Bostwick approached the dais with hesitation. The Candle Stone cast a humming glow inside the basin. “And you’re certain this will work?” Abraxis didn’t miss the desperation in Lord Bostwick’s voice, nor the … Continue reading

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Hannah Holbrook’s Fiction and Thoughts on Writing – by M. Talley

Hannah Holbrook has attended the Santa Barbara Writers Conference over the last two summers, and is a long-time local resident. Luna Review is privileged to feature a chapter from her upcoming novel, One Magic Act. One Magic Act by Hannah … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

When awash and still dripping with early drafts of a new story, I’m reminded of a teacher, confronted by pumped-up third- and fourth-graders, eager to show not only the answer to a question but to demonstrate how much they know. … Continue reading

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