Melisa Studdard And Shaindel Beers Discuss Poetry And Creativity–Podcast

Fiction Earth Podcast 1: With Melissa Studdard And Shaindel Beers.

Welcome to the Fiction Earth podcast.

In this first podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with poet, authors and teachers Melissa Studdard and Shaindel Beers.

In this first podcast we discuss poetry, writing, creativity, personal inspiration, and also throw in a little bit of fun and nerdy entertainment.

Here’s a little bit about the show’s guests, Melissa Studdard and Shaindel Beers.

Melissa Studdard:

Melissa Studdard is a poet, author, and a professor at Lonestar College in Texas.

Melissa Studdard’s debut poetry collection, I Ate The Cosmos For Breakfast, was published by Saint Julian Press and later adapted to a short film by MotionPoems, which is available on Vimeo.

Melissa Studdard is the author of the young adult novel My Yehidah, and its companion journal.

Melissa’s poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in dozens of journals, magazines, blogs, and anthologies, including Tupelo Quarterly, Psychology Today, Connecticut Review, Pleiades, and Poets & Writers.

Follow Melissa Studdard via: MelissaStuddard.com

Shaindel Beers:

Shaindel Beers is a poet, author and instructor of English at Blue Mountain College in Pendleton, Oregon. Her first poetry collection, A Brief History Of Time, was released by Salt Publishing in 2009. This was followed by 2013’s The Children’s War And Other Poems.

An accomplished poet, Shaindel Beers’ awards include: First place Karen Fredericks and Frances Willitts Poetry Prize (2008), Grand Prize Co-winner Trellis Magazine sestina contest (2008), First place Dylan Days Poetry Competition (2007), Award-winning poem published, Eleventh Muse (2006), Honorable mention, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Awards (2005), Honorable mention, Juniper Creek/Unnamed Writers Award(2005), and the title poem from this collection, “A Brief History of Time,”was nominated for a Pushcart prize (2004).

Follow Shaindel Beers via: ShaindelBeers.com

On the podcast

Shaindel, Melissa and myself had a fantastic chat and covered everything from spirituality to Star Trek, as well as looking at personal inspirations and motivations.

Hope you enjoy the podcast.

Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.