May 11, 2023
Listen here to our interview with Karla Huebner (In Search of the Magic Theater, Regal House, June 2022). We discuss this novel’s quick appearance (3 months to write) but long gestation period (8 years to publish), what it’s like to work with a small press, her self-imposed production goals, and how her own life’s journey often informs that of her characters. And stay tuned to the end to learn about her unique household pets.
Karla Huebner has lived on a boat and worked in factories, offices, theater, publishing, oil refineries, private investigation, and adolescent drug rehab; she is now professor emerita of Art History at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Over the years, her fiction has appeared in such places as the Northwest Review, Colorado State Review, Magic Realism, Fantasy Macabre, Weave, and Opossum. Her books include the novels In Search of the Magic Theater (Regal House, 2022)--a first-prize winner in Chanticleer’s 2022 Mark Twain contest and currently a Reader’s Choice finalist—and Too Early to Know Who’s Winning (Black Rose, 2023), as well as the prize-winning study Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). Her collection Heartwood was a finalist for the 2020 Raz-Shumaker award. She is a member of AAUP, WFWA, and SCBWI, as well as several scholarly organizations.
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