Q&A with Kirby Michael Wright, Question #4
Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Is this your first book ?
No. I have written thirteen books to date in various genres, including flash (micro stories), poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. I have been published in over three-hundred university literary journals, including Harpur Palate, 580 Split, Reed Magazine, Blue Mesa Review, Artful Dodge, Moon City Review, Hawai’i Review, Honolulu Weekly, Hawai’i Pacific Review, and SDSU’s Pacific Review. I also write plays and screenplays. I won the 2018 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest and a stage play set in the Deep South took Third Place at the 2018 Caanes Screenplay Contest. Sometimes I harvest material from my stories when crafting plays such as HOUDINI, which was performed at the Actors Alliance Festival in San Diego. Cross-pollination is a great way to get a lot of material out there fast. My first book of poetry took First Place at the San Diego Book Awards. Are you working on another? What’s it about? I’m currently brainstorming Book 2 of THE QUEEN OF MOLOKA’I. I’m also working on a novel about a Sausalito woman married to a wild-and-crazy artist from Paris. The book includes the stories of her three best friends from Marin High. Although I have never been to Paris, I think going soon would help me finish the book.