Reading Women

Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Interview with Leesa Cross-Smith

We talk with Leesa Cross-Smith, author of the Whiskey & Ribbons, which is out now from Hub City Press! You can find the full show notes to this episode over on our website.

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Books Mentioned

Whiskey and Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith

Author Bio

Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and the author of Whiskey & Ribbons (Hub City Press, 2018), Every Kiss A War (Mojave River Press, 2014), and the forthcoming So We Can Glow (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) and This Close To Okay (Grand Central Publishing, 2021). Her debut novel Whiskey & Ribbons was longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Every Kiss A War was a finalist for both the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (2012) and the Iowa Short Fiction Award (2012). Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Oxford American, Best Small Fictions, and many others. Find more @

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