Chatting with Kelly Luce

On Episode 79 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with award-winning author Kelly Luce. Kelly received much-deserved praise for her first book Three Scenarios in which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail.

Here are a few of the topics we covered:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Chappie
  • Ph.D students 
  • Creative writing workshops
  • Living in Japan
  • Confusing toothpaste for vaginal cream
  • Spending a week in jail

Check out this outstanding book trailer for Three Scenarios in which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, by animator Corrie Francis Parks: 

 "The longing to inhabit the skin of the other, is, of course, a metaphor for the writing of fiction itself, a drag performance in which we step into our characters' dirty clothes and stare at their bedroom ceilings and try to have their thoughts. Luce has created a collection in which the donning of soft skins, naked or furred, is both an act of love and an expression of the unremitting strangeness of the self."