Tabs open on your screen right now:
Twitter, Gmail, way too many banking-related tabs (the thrills & chills of setting up billing & payment as a freelancer!).

If you had to brag about yourself:

I own a horse and she’s the best.

Your writer crush:
Dorothy Sayers.

Any place in the world:
Cannon Beach, OR.

Best breakfast:
Apple pie, ice cream, and a damn good cup of coffee.

Sweetest thing:
My dog and the gleeful way he swivels his ears when we get home.

Your rituals (writing or not):
Wake up, walk the gleeful little dog, make coffee, write before doing anything else so my mind is fresh. Keep writing even if I have to lie on the floor for a little while and do deep breathing. Write again if the inspiration hits me later.

Least impressive thing about you:
My teeth are just abominable. They look fine, but I almost always have 2+ cavities when I go to the dentist – so I go less than I should, and the whole vicious cycle repeats itself.

Favorite space to write:
My writing studio in our backyard.What should we know:
At my high school job as a barista (hey, I’m from Seattle) I got a raise for being able to draw people’s favorite animals on their mochas with chocolate.

Guilty literary pleasure:
Marvel comics? I don’t know, I don’t really feel guilty about anything I read, and I love everything. Comics are the best.

Best book nobody talks about:
Submergence by J.M. Ledgard, though it’s not really fair to say no one talks about it, because I talk about it all the time.

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! I love making up little rhyming songs, plus kicking butts and eating nuts.

Question you secretly want to be asked:
Can you peel an apple with a small blade and maintain one continuous peel?

The answer:


ADRIENNE CELT is the author of the novel The Daughters (Liveright 2015), which won the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction, and a chapbook of comics, Apocalypse How? An Existential Bestiary (forthcoming Dec 2016 from DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press). Her work has appeared in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Story Anthology, Esquire, The Kenyon Review, Epoch, Ecotone, The Rumpus, The Toast, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, and many other places. She publishes a webcomic (most) every Wednesday at loveamongthelampreys.com, and you can find her online at adriennecelt.com or @celtadri.