In Conversation…June 2021

Christie Craig

Welcome back! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by as you are in for a treat. About a month ago, I had the privilege of sitting down for an In Conversation interview with the publisher and owner of Hidden Timber Books, Christi Craig. Hidden Timber Books is a small indie press located in Wauwatosa, WI, publishing only one title per year. In the interview, we discuss why she currently is committed to only one title annually, and I must say, her reasons elevate her to status of dream publisher.

Just this month, Hidden Timber Books released Bone Broth by Lindsey Ellis. I’m half way through the novel and the word that keeps coming to mind when I think about Ellis’s book is voice. The characters’ voices are established immediately and effortlessly, and you can’t help but fall in love with them. I could go on but then there would be no surprises left for the interview.

I also enjoyed hearing about Christi’s writing career. And, as is In Conversation tradition, we close the interview with a reading by Christi of her piece “You Have Come to the Lakefront” published in The Sunlight Press.

In Conversation...with Christi Craig
In Conversation with Christie Craig

Christi Craig lives in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, most recently in Stonecoast Review and The Sunlight Press. Learn more about her work and her writing classes at She is also the Publisher at Hidden Timber Books.

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twitter: @Christi_Craig | @hiddentimberbks


Be sure to stop by next month to watch my In Conversation interview with the dynamic Tara Stillions Whitehead whose debut book Blood Histories is due out July 14, 2021 by Galileo Press

For The Burning Hearth in July, I am joined by Eric Scott Tryon for a video reading of my story “A Paranormal Dialogue” published earlier this month in Janus Literary.

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