When Michael Giddings wanted to publish his in-between-sized debut, Kelly Marie Wants to Talk to You, he turned to the the award-winning publisher, Cupboard Pamphlet, and their chapbook contest. But for Giddings, Kelly Marie exists in a much larger world of interconnected stories and images. What do you do when a character’s fictional world becomes a much-larger world of its own? Giddings talks about his inspirations, his intuitive writing process, and his love and fear of “scaffolding.”
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Michael Giddings is a writer, cartoonist, and musician from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Recent work can be found in Defunct Magazine and Suburbia Journal. His chapbook, Kelly Marie Wants to Talk to You, is available from the Cupboard Pamphlet. Michael teaches preschool and is an associate fiction editor at Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine. He is at work on a novel, The Homeschooler, in which Kelly Marie will return.