Karen Stefano in conversation with Michelle Blair Wilker by rarebirdlit published on 2018-07-16T23:34:41Z Michelle Blair Wilker is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Whistlingfire, Hollywood Dementia, Felix Magazine, Unheard LA, and The Huffington Post. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s November 2012 contest for new writers and short listed for the Fresher Writing Prize in 2015. In 2017, she attended DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon Portugal and was featured in The New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles. Her first book of short stories, Chain Linked was published by Post Hill Press and Simon & Schuster in June. Karen Stefano is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Vigilance: An Autobiography of Fear (Rare Bird Books 2019). She is also the author of the short story collection The Secret Games of Words (1GlimpsePress 2015) and the how-to business writing guide, Before Hitting Send (Dearborn 2011). Her work has appeared in Ms. Magazine, Psychology Today, California Lawyer, The South Carolina Review, Tampa Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Epiphany, and many other literary journals.