Q&A with Cristy Dodson

We are thrilled to feature Cristy Dodson’s Sylvia Plath Said More In 30 Years Than I Will In 60 as part of our new weekly feature series. As part of our weekly features, we are interested in learning more about our authors, and hope that their experiences will help to empower other writers. Please enjoy this brief Q&A with Cristy!

What is your favorite childhood book?

My favorite childhood book is Corduroy.

What is the first book that made you cry?

The first book that made me cry was Where the Red Fern Grows, and I was on the school bus when I began to cry.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual or healing practice?

I think both writing and reading are healing practices. Even in classes, I right down my point and read it off the page once I have it down. Writing allows me to form connections that I would have never seen otherwise.

What are the ethics of writing about historical figures?

The ethics of writing about historical figures is a tough standard to pin down. I think the best we can do is to hold ourselves to higher standard when writing about people who are no longer here to speak for themselves and write based primarily on facts and primary sources.

Anything else you would like to share?

This is my first time being published.

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