Marcy Dermansky is an author and editor residing in Montclair, New Jersey. Her short fiction essays have been published widely in literary journals and collections around the country. She has also written three novels, all of which received critical acclaim, including Twins (2005), a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick, and Bad Marie (2010), one of Esquire's Best Novels of the Year. Her most recent novel, The Red Car, was published in October 2016. We reached out to Marcy to learn about what supplies get her through a busy day of wordsmithing.
Chantel Vereen is a Senior Professional Writing Major at York College of Pennsylvania. She is involved with almost every campus group or activity imaginable, and can be found writing on paper all the time—from lists, to short blurbs and quotes, and long, drawn-out stories. We wanted to talk to her about her story, and how using analog tools helps her writing processes.
Alyssa Francisco is a writer and artist with Cerebral Palsy. She sketches with graphite and colored pencils and creates watercolor pieces. We caught up with Alyssa to talk with her about how she uses analog tools to tell her story. SSC: So, what’s your story? FRANCISCO: I am an aspiring artist and blogger, and I also happen to be disabled. One day I hope to open an online shop selling artwork and maybe even write a book just to see where it takes me. Maybe my next adventure will be to go back to school and get a photography degree....
Rev. Dr. Christopher Rodkey is our first in a series of storyteller profiles, where we’ll find out how creative people use paper and other analog tools to do their thing.