TCR Talks with Jaime Stickle, creator of The Girl with the Same Name

By Perrin Pring Upon arriving in California over twenty years ago, writer Jaime Stickle had the unsettling experience of being asked if Jaime Stickle was really her name. It was then she became aware of a young woman, Jamie Stickle, who had been found burned alive in her car in Pittsburgh. The only difference in their names is a slight variation in spelling. Over the next twenty years, Jaime went on to have a productive career in storytelling, but she never forgot about the unsolved death of the woman whose name was nearly identical to her own. With her new…

TCR Talks with Gloria Harrison

By: Jaime Stickle

My introduction to Gloria Harrison was the short film Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go, based on her essay of the same title, first published by The Nervous Breakdown. It is the true story of a nineteen-year-old woman in labor, on the verge of giving away her baby, who first stops to buy a car. That woman is Gloria.

Gloria Harrison is a storyteller whose work has appeared on The Nervous Breakdown, This American Life, The Weeklings, Fictionaut, Other People with Brad Listi podcast, The Manifest Station, and Sweatpants and Coffee. In January 2017, a short film adaptation of her story that appeared on This American Life, “Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go,” was released by Australian director Julietta Boscolo. It is currently playing at film festivals around the world.

Summer 2019

THE COACHELLA REVIEW Summer 2019 Kali VanBaale Fiction | Monkey Mountain Jackie Pick Nonfiction | Into the Daylight Ann Kathryn Kelly Nonfiction | The Color of Heartache Chuck Augello Fiction | At the Regal, Wednesday Afternoon Allen M. Price Nonfiction | Screen Memory 2: "How Proud They Are of You" C. Russell Price  Nonfiction | I've Got Dreams He'll Never Take Away; or, I Know My Childhood Molester Is  Reading This. He Has Read Everything I've Ever Written. He's Always Looking For His Name: It Starts with a B Leila Bilick Poetry | Yearbook R.S. Stewart Poetry | I Fell Forward For It Daniel Edward Moore Poetry | Everything Decent Amy Eaton Nonfiction | Fairy…

TCR Talks with Elizabeth Crane

BY: Jaime Parker Stickle Elizabeth Crane is the author of such novels as We Only Know So Much and The History of Great Things. She has a unique, honest, and quirky voice, and you’ll relate to her characters, even those at odds with each other, recognizing them as friends or family. Crane’s writing is addictive in all the best ways. When film director/writer/producer Donald Lardner Ward suggested Crane adapt her novel We Only Know So Much into a screenplay, she did. The result is an award-winning film.   The Coachella Review had the great pleasure of sitting down with Elizabeth Crane…