Posts by Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better photo
October 27, 2014 | Interview

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

Here's the full disclosure: A few months ago, Kevin Sampsell from Future Tense Books contacted me to ask if I wanted to help him create and edit an eBook imprint for his mighty little

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter photo
September 23, 2014 | Interview

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

A few months back, I got the opportunity to (once again) indulge the teenage role-playing geek inside me when I got a short-term contract job editing game materials for Paizo, the company

FUN CAMP: An Interview with Gabe Durham photo
August 16, 2013 | Interview

FUN CAMP: An Interview with Gabe Durham

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)


You know him. You love him. He's Gabe Durham. His new book is FUN CAMP and it's a ball.

It's a collection of short monologues, letters, and lists, all from the minds, voices, and pens of

An Interview with Ron Currie Jr. photo
February 14, 2013 | Interview

An Interview with Ron Currie Jr.

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

Hello, readers. This is the first of two interviews with writer Ron Currie Jr. on the occasion of the publication of his new—and positively badass—novel Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles. Why two

Twitter People: Rob Delaney (@robdelaney), The Comedian photo
February 1, 2013 | Interview

Twitter People: Rob Delaney (@robdelaney), The Comedian

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

And then there's Rob Delaney. The next time Rob Delaney tweets—which is probably going to be in the next half hour or so—almost 750,000 people will have it pop up in their feeds. (Give or take a

Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist photo
October 5, 2012 | Interview

Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist

Matthew Simmons (@ matthewjsimmons)

Spend enough time on Twitter and you will eventually discover there is within it an odd, alternate world of very funny, 140-character prankster surrealists. A shortcut to discovering them: Go to