Writing Influences


The Eyre Affair and subsequent novels by Jasper Fforde
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


“I’m nobody” and “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson
“At the Smithville Methodist Church” by Stephen Dunn
“anyone lived in a pretty how town” by e. e. cummings

Short Stories

“The Gold Bug” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Garden of Forking Paths” by Jorge Luis Borges