Archive for April, 2015

Liver and Onions by Mike Mulvey

Although I ate my mother’s cooking for eighteen years, only two meals stand out in my mind, her chicken cooked in red wine—which I loved, and her liver and onions—which I hated. One made my mouth water, the other made me want to hurl. Nothing else sticks out, except, perhaps, all those Swanson TV Dinners […]

STRUMMER – Letter from the Editor – ISSUE18

Dear Orphans & Orphanettes, Three years, 18 issues, and now I’m out. Today I step down as Editor-in-Chief of Literary Orphans Journal, and pass the highlighter on to Mr. Scott Waldyn. Scott’s got what it takes, after co-founding the journal and serving as Managing Editor for three years–he’s going to build on what is there and take […]

Tantra Bensko Interview, by Teri Lee Kline

TLK:  Thank you for agreeing to speak with me on this rainy Berkeley afternoon. TANTRA:  Thank you for doing it, Teri. TLK:   Would you prefer to be called Rosemary or Tantra? Assuming Rosemary is your given name and Tantra your nom de plume, can you speak to your name a bit? How did it come […]

Interview with Bruce DeSilva conducted by Timothy Hallinan

Bruce DeSilva’s crime fiction has won the Edgar and Macavity Awards; been listed as a finalist for the Shamus, Anthony, and Barry Awards; and been published in ten foreign languages. His latest novel, A Scourge of Vipers, has scored starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. He was recently transported to an undisclosed location […]