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The Interview

The Interview

New short fiction by Rose Guildenstern. My husband had a few job interviews a while ago, and the absurdity of the modern process we all must submit to in order to eat inspired this little cautionary tale: The Interview Ten…

The Exorselfie

The Exorselfie

In case you were wondering…I don’t really like selfies. Here’s a humorous essay about selfies from my very biased perspective: The Exorselfie When Dante wrote Satan at the center of his Inferno, frozen from the waist down in the ninth…

On Getting Published…

On Getting Published…

Publishing: not for the weak-willed or faint of heart. (And certainly not for anyone who likes to use cliches.) I’ve been published four times. The first time was my book of poetry (long out of print) that I self-published before…

Boobs and Mortality

Boobs and Mortality

And now for something completely different… Boobs. Half the world has them. And they’ve completely taken over my life lately. Here’s why. Our nation is so crazy on the topic of breasts. Whether you adore them, despise them, or want…

Create For Yourself

Create For Yourself

I am going to make a potentially challenging statement: Maybe everything we create is not meant to be shared. I know, mind blown—right? Where did we get this idea that just because we think or feel or generate something, it…

What Makes a Bestseller?

What Makes a Bestseller?

Although my book reviews generally highlight books that are either quirky or forgotten gems, I have been pondering this question for years, of course. There are books I read that no one else seems to care about, books others avidly recommend…

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