Leesa Cross-Smith reads from 'Every Kiss A War' and we discuss the cover, the publisher, choosing lips, whiskey paper, and the nooks and cranny's of Louisville.
Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of Every Kiss a War (Mojave River Press, 2014). Her short story collection was a finalist for both the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (2012) and the Iowa Short Fiction Award (2012). Her short story “Whiskey & Ribbons” won Editor’s Choice in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (2011) and was listed as a notable story for storySouth’s Million Writers Award. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared in places like SmokeLong Quarterly, Little Fiction, Longform Fiction, Carve Magazine, Monkeybicycle,Pithead Chapel, etc. leesacrosssmith.com