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KIM WOZENCRAFT’S latest novel is NEGLECT, from Arcade/Simon and Schuster. Wozencraft is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Rush, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Jennifer Jason Leigh. Neglect is her sixth novel.

Her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, Texas Monthly, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She was executive editor at Prison Life magazine and has written for HBO Films. Kim holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University and lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York, where she raised three children. She currently teaches English literature and writing courses at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster.

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Kim Wozencraft Hi Kyiakhalid-
There is a Kindle version in the works right now. We're just waiting on the cover. The book should be online in the next month or so.
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Hi Kyiakhalid-
There is a Kindle version in the works right now. We're just waiting on the cover. The book should be online in the next month or so.
Be well.
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Kim Wozencraft Hi Jassie,
Thanks for your kind words and the great question. Personally, I don't know if there really is a completely fictional standpoint. If there i…more
Hi Jassie,
Thanks for your kind words and the great question. Personally, I don't know if there really is a completely fictional standpoint. If there is, I haven't found it yet. Every writer I've spoken with or heard at readings or interviews speaks of using personal experience to help them create story and character. I certainly do. Fiction gives you the freedom to take the story wherever it wants to go, and experience helps you bring it to life in a believable way.

I have a new novel coming out—"Neglect"— (Arcade Publishing, Spring 2021) that follows a young mother into the U.S. Army Reserves and from there into Afghanistan (and back home to a different kind of war zone).

I've never encountered military war, but my personal knowledge of the military and my first-hand experiences of violence and firearms were helpful in creating what I hope are visceral, realistic scenes for that fictional story.

Be well!
Kim(less)
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Wendell Berry
“In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else's mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of one's own place and economy.
In such a society, also, our private economies will depend less and less upon the private ownership of real, usable property, and more and more upon property that is institutional and abstract, beyond individual control, such as money, insurance policies, certificates of deposit, stocks, and shares. And as our private economies become more abstract, the mutual, free helps and pleasures of family and community life will be supplanted by a kind of displaced or placeless citizenship and by commerce with impersonal and self-interested suppliers...
Thus, although we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody else's legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. What would be the point, for example, if a majority of our people decided to be self-employed?
The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth - that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community - and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

George Carlin
“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations that've long since bought and paid for, the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pocket, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and the information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them.”
George Carlin

Socrates
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
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Andy Warhol
“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, "So what."
"My mother didn't love me." So what.
"My husband won't ball me. So what.
"I'm a success but I'm still alone." So what.
I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.”
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Raymond Chandler
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