Feminist, Literature

I’m on Twitter? I’m on Twitter!

You know those people who live on their smartphone? Yeah, that’s not me. I’m not all tweetthat tech savvy. A choice, though, not a shortcoming.

That’s why I’ve been reluctant to get on Twitter. My phone is just a phone. I have it in case my son gets a stomach ache at school or my husband forgets the grocery list.

I suppose I take a lot of pictures of my kids on my phone. And all of the music for the fitness classes I teach is on my phone. And I do let my daughter play MineCraft on it and sometimes check in on my son’s YouTube channel from my phone. And I did recently let let my husband sync my FaceBook account to my phone so I could post pictures.

So, I guess what I’m saying is, it’s about time I got a Twitter account. What exactly I’ll do with it, I don’t know. But, you can tweet (that’s a verb, right?) some suggestions at my new handle (kind of excited to say, “handle”): @HensleyWriter.

See you there (from my phone!).

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Appalachian, Feminist, Fiction, Literature, Nature, Novel-in-stories, Poetry

New interview in Appalachian Heritage

I’m so pleased my interview in the Winter 2017 issue of app-heritage-lgAppalachian Heritage puts me in the same company as former Kentucky poet laureate, George Ella Lyon; my former student, Tasha Cotter; and so many other established and emerging writers. Thanks to editor, Jason Howard, for making me part of this outstanding journal.

Feminist, Literature, Motherhood, Poetry

Proof Positive

November 16, 2015 058The proofs for my poetry collection, Viable, arrived yesterday evening. Five Oaks Editor Lynn Houston has put together a beautiful book! This collection might be the most deeply personal thing I ever write, so I’m both nervous and excited to share it with readers. It includes poems about my own girlhood, marriage, pregnancies, miscarriages and motherhood, as well as poems which chanel the keening voices of grief-stricken historic and literary mothers.

Viable would make a great gift, especially for a mother or daughter. Lynn has worked hard to get the book out in time for the holidays. It is now available for pre-order, both as a paperback and an e-book. You can order through Amazon, but since more of the money goes to the actual press if you order through Market Square, I encourage you to support the wonderful small press that is championing my creative work. Here’s the link:

https://squareup.com/market/five-oaks-press/viable-by-julie-hensley