Three by Five

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THREE BY FIVE Wants to interview any emerging, independent, and traditional authors or creatives.

Check back on days of the month ending with ‘3’ for author and ordinary people interviews. Five questions,  published on the following  – the 3rd, 13th, 23rd, of the month. Interviews are with indie authors, established and emerging writers, interesting members of the literary community and random intriguing ordinary people. (Occasionally, additional bonus questions are part of the conversation.) If interested in being interviewed, please email directly to Victoria dot A dot Hudson (at) gmail. Or send a DM to @vickigeist. Thanks. Three by Five has an intermittent schedule when there is a drought of interviewees . 

In 2015 —

Three by Five updated schedule.

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In June, Three by Five welcomes Carol E. Stephens.

Carol A. Stephen is a Canadian poet, poetry selector for Bywords Journal and a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She’s served on boards of Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region (CAA-NCR), Arts Carleton Place and Tree Reading Series Ottawa. Carol coordinated CAA’s poetry circle 2008-2013.

Her poetry has appeared in Bywords Quarterly Journal, Tree Press/phaphours press chapbooks and online at The Light Ekphrastic and Silver Birch Press. Chapbooks: Above the Hum of Yellow Jackets, Bondi Studios, 2011 and Architectural Variations, Quillfyre Publishing, 2012. Ink Dogs in my Shoe, Dec. 2014 from Nose In Book Publishing, Castlegar B.C.

Awards: 3rd Prize CAA 2012 National Capital Writing Contest for Walking in Thomson’s Red Sumac. Honourable Mentions: VERSeFest, Poetry for the End of the World, 2012, Arborealis 2012 and 2008 Ontario Poetry Society, Double Your Pleasure 2013 Ontario Poetry Society and CAA’s 2008 and 2011 National Capital Writing Contest.

Recent publication: In December, 2014 her third chapbook, Ink Dogs in my Shoes, was published by Nose In Book Publishing, Castlegar, B.C. This is a chapbook of poems all containing some element of three in them. Subjects range from garden to writing process to nonsense rhymes, and some explore conceptual poetry or experiment with wordplay.




In May, Three by Five welcomes Mariah E. Wilson.me2014ind Mariah E., Wilson on the web and social media:

Mariah E. Wilson is a writer from beautiful British Columbia. She has been published in Thin Air Magazine, Every Day Poets, The Kitchen Poet, Literary Orphans and The Corner Club Press, for which she is also now the Poetry Editor. Her first poetry collection, We Walk Alone, was published by Writers AMuse Me Publishing. Her debut novel, The Demon in Him will be released in 2015.

Find Mariah E., Wilson on the web and social media: Twitter Facebook Tsu Website Blog Wattpad

Three by Five Part I. Part II. Part III.



In April, Three by Five welcomes Rebecca Foust.

beck 2Rebecca Foust was the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence and is the recipient of fellowships from the Frost Place and the MacDowell Colony. Her fifth book, Paradise Drive won the 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry.  Molly Peacock calls it “jagged” and “fresh” and Thomas Lux says “There is great music in these poems, and sonnet after sonnet is masterful. Not since Berryman’s Henry have I been so engaged by a persona.”

Foust’s poems are widely published and appear in current or next issues of the Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, Southern Indiana Review, and other journals. Her book reviews and essays have published in American Book Review, Calyx, Chautauqua, Prairie Schooner, and Rumpus, and her essay, “Venn Diagram” won the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Award and appears in the current issue of Malahat Review.

Find Rebecca Foust on the web and social media: WebsiteTwitterFacebookParadise Drive

Rebecca Foust – Introduction. Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV Bonus.


Laurie Kolp

In March, Three by Five welcomes Laurie Kolp.

Laurie Kolp serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and gathers monthly with local members of the Poetry Society of Texas. She is a happily married mother of three children who actively participates in their education. Laurie’s award-winning poetry has appeared in more than three dozen print and online journals, anthologies and magazines worldwide. Her most recent publications include the Concho River Review, 2015 Poet’s Market, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain and Diane Lockward’s The Crafty Poet. Laurie loves collaborating with artists and her poem, The Sheets, has appeared with Debra Balchen’s artwork at Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. Laurie’s first full-length poetry collection Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Learn more about Laurie at her website.

Social media – WebsiteTwitterFacebook.

Laurie Kolp – Introduction. Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV Bonus.



In February, Three by Five welcomes Kristen Falso-Capaldi.

Kristen’s web site.


“ You always stop writing eventually,” my inner voice said. “Wouldn’t you rather make cheese…I’m going to make some coffee now. It’s very early, and I’ve got lots to say before I leave for work.”

Kristen Falso-Capaldi is a writer, musician and public high school teacher. The latter position has led her to believe she could run a small country if given the opportunity. She is the singer and lyricist for a folk/acoustic duo Kristen & J, she has finished a novel and has co-written a screenplay, Teachers: The Movie, which was an official selection for the 2014 Houston Comedy Film Festival. Kristen’s short story, “Of Man and Mouse” was published in the December 2013 issue of Underground Voices magazine, and several of her micro-fiction pieces have received accolades in various contests. Kristen lives in a small town in northern Rhode Island with her husband and cat.

Introduction. Part I. Part 2. Part 3.

TH4In January, Three by Five welcomes poet Trish Hopkinson.

January’s Three by Five brings Provo, Utah poet Trish Hopkinson to the site. Trish Hopkinson contributes to the writing community with her blog where she shares interesting writing tips, articles, calls for submissions (no fee only), and other info to help promote writing and poetry in general. She has always loved words—in fact, her mother tells everyone she was born with a pen in her hand. She has two chapbooks Emissions and Pieced Into Treetops and has been published in several anthologies and journals, including The Found Poetry ReviewChagrin River Review, andReconnaissance Magazine. She is a project manager by profession and resides in Utah with her handsome husband and their two outstanding children. You can follow her poetry adventures online at her website, or Facebook or visit her on Linkedin.

Introduction. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.

In 2014 —

Author Pic 4In December, Three by Five welcomes fiction author J. M. Gregoire.

J.M. Gregoire was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, and despite her abhorrence for any season that dares to drop to a temperature below seventy degrees, she still currently resides there with her two children and her two cats. Always a passionate reader, her love of urban fantasy books eventually morphed into a love of writing them. She is currently working on the Demon Legacy series, and has a spin off series, the Killer Instinct series, coming soon.

Visit J.M. Gregoire’s social media or online: Website / BlogFacebookTwitterGoodreadsPinterestInstagram.

Check out The Demon Legacy Series and The Killer Instinct Series.

IntroductionPart 1. Part 2. Part 3. Bonus.

In November, Three by Five welcomes Poet Martin Elwell.

Martin Elwell is a elwellNew Hampshire based poet and editor. His poems have appeared in Extract(s), The Found Poetry Review, Empty Mirror Magazine of the Arts and other places. He co-edited Bearers of Distance, an anthology of poems by runners from Eastern Point Press, and he is News & Resources Editor for The Found Poetry Review. You can find him on Twitter @MartyElwell. Follow his travels at Words Per Gallon.

In October, Three by Five welcomes John Byrne Barry. Introducing John Byrne BarryPart I. Part II. Part III. Part IV.

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John Byrne Barry wrote his first book length project in fifth grade at Kilmer School in Chicago — a 140-page book on dinosaurs. One dinosaur per page. Lots of white space. He’s been writing ever since — newspaper and magazine stories, plays and skits, reports and tweets. He’s even written “advice columns” — “Question the Authority” about environmental issues, and “Lazy Organic Gardener.”

In, 2013, he published his first novel, Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher. Set in New Mexico during the 2008 presidential campaign, it’s one part political thriller, one part family soap, and one part murder mystery. Coming out later this fall is Wasted, a “green noir” mystery set in the world of garbage and recycling in Berkeley.

He lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife and family.

For September, Three by Five welcomes Dr. Ruben Quesda. Introducing Dr. Ruben Quesda. Part I. Part II. Part III.

rubenRuben Quesada grew up in South Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Long Beach. He earned an MFA in creative writing & writing for the performing arts at University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in English at Texas Tech University. He is the author of Next Extinct Mammal (Greenhouse Review Press, 2011) and translator of Luis Cernuda: Exiled from the Throne of Night (Aureole Press, 2008). Quesada is founding editor of Codex Journal, poetry editor at The Cossack Review, and co-founder of Stories & Queer. He has been a fellow and resident at CantoMundo, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Lambda Literary Foundation Writer’s Retreat, and Idyllwild Arts Program.

For March, Three by Five welcomes Diane Lockward. Introducing Diane LockwardPart I. Part II. Part III.

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Diane Lockward is the author of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (Wind Publications, 2013) and three poetry books, most recently Temptation by Water. Her previous books are What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve’s Red Dress. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Against Perfection and Greatest Hits: 1997-2010. Her poems have been included in such anthologies as Poetry Daily: 360 Poems from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website and Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times, and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her work has also been featured onPoetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac.

Find Diane Lockward via: websiteBlogFacebook Twitter.

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For February, Three by Five Welcomes Sarah Blum.

Part I. Part II. Part III.

“Sarah L. Blum, is a champion for justice and is working to heal the profound damage of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) rampant in the U.S. Military. She is a decorated nurse Vietnam veteran who earned the Army Commendation Medal serving as an operating room nurse at the 12th Evacuation Hospital Cu Chi, Vietnam during the height of the fighting in 1967. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for exemplary service as head nurse of the orthopedic ward at Madigan Army Hospital in 1968, where she was also the assistant director of nursing on evening and night shift in 1970. She received her Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Seattle University and her Master’s, Cum Laude, from U. W. and at age 73, Sarah is still a practicing nurse psychotherapist with over 28 years experience working with PTSD and trauma resolution.

Under her married name Saralee McGoran, she is featured in Myra MacPherson’s book Long Time Passing: Vietnam and The Haunted Generation on pages 502-506; and the last chapter of Kathryn Marshall’s book In The Combat Zone: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam. The article “Reseeding The Fields of War” by Sherry Stripling in The Seattle Times, September 29, 1996 featured Sarah prominently.

Sarah was one of the first two women elected to the National Board of Directors of the Vietnam Veterans of America in 1983, and successfully lobbied Congress to study the connection between Agents Orange, Blue, White and Purple, and birth defects in the children of women Vietnam veterans. KING and KOMO TV did specials on Sarah’s work during 1984-1985.

Sarah was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association 2012 Writing Contest in Memoir and her first Op Ed “Sexual Abuse in the Military Needs to be Brought to Light”, was published July 12, 2012 in The Seattle Times and her second,”Sex Crimes Continue to Plague the U.S. Military,” was published in Truthout on January 15, 2013.
Sarah’s guest editorial, “Support the Joint Memorial,” appeared in the July 12th, 2013 issue of the Auburn Reporter.

Her authentic passionate voice reverberates through the pages of Women Under Fire: Abuse in the Military and the sequel, Women Under Fire: PTSD and Healing.” (From author information page on Amazon.)

In 2013 —

For November, Three by Five welcomes Mildred Achoch.


Mildred Achoch writes poems and screenplays and has two blogs – Kenya Rock Film Festival Journal and Lost in Cyberspace and Other Found Poems. In 2013, she was a participating poet with the Found Poetry Review’s Pulitzer Remix Project.

Introducing Mildred Achoch. Part II and III. Part IV.

For October, Thee by Five welcomes Jered W. Alexander

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Jerad W. Alexander is a writer and the associate editor of the upcoming literary journal The Blue Falcon Review, an annual collection of military fiction. His novella, The Life of Ling Ling, was a finalist in the 2012 Serena McDonald Kennedy Prize for Fiction. His essay “On Our Next Stop in Modern War” was a finalist is the Narrative Magazine Spring 2013 Contest. From 1998 to 2006 he served as a U.S. Marine infantryman and combat correspondent, deploying to the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa, and Iraq. Since leaving the U.S. Marines he has earned a BA in English Literature from American Military University and is pursuing a Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations at The George Washington University. He currently lives in Atlanta, Ga. His novella, The Life of Ling Ling, A Novella about Iraq, is available on He can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Introducing Jered W. Alexander. Part I. Part II. Part III.

For September, Three by Five welcomes Linda Simone

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Linda Simone is a poet who also writes essay and is working on a novel in the Southern Gothic tradition. Her essays have appeared in Cezanne’s CarrotItalian AmericanaJournal of the Imagination in Language LearningThe Journal NewsThe New York Times, and on Purse StoriesValparaiso Review published her review of poet Kevin Pilkington’s work. Find her poems in numerous journals including AssisiCyclamens and Swords.  Her work is in a number of anthologies, including: the award-winning, Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood; Lavanderia; and Wait a Minute: I Have to Take Off My Bra. Her chapbook, Cow Tippers, won the Shadow Poetry Chapbook Competition. Linda’s 15-poem sequence, “The Stations of the Cross,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Martin Willitts, Jr., editor of the 2007 anthology, Alternatives to Surrender. The anthology included works by 61 poets from around the globe, dealing with cancer, survival from cancer, death from cancer, and with loss and recovery. Linda and her husband live in New York City.

Introducing Linda. Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV.

Linda on the web:

Twitter. ‎ Facebook.  LinkedIn.

recent download 041For August, Three by Five welcomes Jerome Gentes.

Jerome Joseph Gentes is a professional and creative writer who lives in Berkeley, California. He works in all genres and was a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee (Poetry). He taught at Niagara University and Medaille College and with Just Buffalo Literary Center/Writing with Light from 2007-2011. He is presenting at this year’s International Research Society for Children’s Literature Conference (The Netherlands), and has previously presented at the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (Claremont Colleges), Colgate University, and San Francisco State. Developmental readings of his play Hold Your Piece took place in June 2013 with The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, and in August 2012 at Buffalo United Artists (Buffalo, NY). He collaborated on the revue Show Me Yours with New Musical Theater of San Francisco and was part of Found Poetry Review’s 2013 Pulitzer Remix project for National Poetry Month.

Find Jerome on the web: TwitterWebsiteLinkedIn.

Introducing Jerome Joseph Gentes, Part IPart II, Part IIIPart IV.

Sarah 6For July, Three by Five presents Sarah Bracey WhiteIntroducing Sarah Bracey WhitePart IPart IIPart IIIPart IV.

Sarah is the author of a collection of poetry, Feelings Brought to Surface, her creative essays are included in the anthologies Children of the Dream; Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White; Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother; Gardening On A Deeper Level and Heartscapes. Her essays have been published in many regional newspapers and on the internetHer memoirPrimary Lessons, is scheduled for publication by CavanKerry Press in September, 2013. She lives with her husband in Westchester County, NY.

Find Sarah on the web: WebsiteTwitter.

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For May, Three by Five present Joleene NaylorPart IPart IIPart IIIPart IV.

Joleene is working on her sixth novel in the Amaranthine series, and The Terrible Turtle Conspiracy, a web manga collaboration with writer Jonathan Harvey.

Find Joleene on the web: author blogFB author pagetwitterwebsitegoodreadsfacebook profile.

For June – Three by Five is on a month break, catching up with interviews. More to come in July! Always looking for emerging authors, writing, and interesting people to interview. Let me know if interested!

For April, Three by Five presents Daniel Shapiro.

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Part IPart II, Part III, Part IV.

Daniel M. Shapiro is a poet who lives in Pittsburgh. His book How the Potato Chip Was Invented is due out this summer from Sunnyoutside Press. He is also the author of Interruptions (collaborative poems with Jessy Randall  and three chapbooks. His website is here.




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