What’s your favorite song to dance to?
Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights.”
Describe your personal hell.
A first date brunch date.
What’s something that always makes you laugh?
You’re sucked into a bad movie and you have to choose a point in history to live out the rest of your years. What time do you choose and why?
What’s a gif that you can relate to?
I relate to this gif Ned Dunn made of me: http://www.neddunn.com/ella-
You’re hit by lightning. What happens?
I am the lightning.
It’s snowing outside, how do you feel?
This is my inheritance.
What’s a cat picture you can get behind?
This is a picture of my cats as babies:
Where did you write most of your book? Why?
In bed, just waking up. I wanted to be as close to dream logic as possible.
What are your struggles and strengths as a writer?
Long periods of writer’s block; dystopias.
Tell us a little about your writing process. What works, what doesn’t, what doesn’t but you still try anyway?
If I doubt myself it’s over.
ELLA LONGPRE lives and writes in Denver. She is the author of How to Keep You Alive (CCM 2017), as well as three chapbooks of poetry and essay. Her work has appeared in The Volta, Fanzine, Denver Quarterly, and other journals and anthologies, and has been translated into French. She earned her MFA from the Jack Kerouac School, where she currently teaches and advises in the low-residency program. She also teaches at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and is earning her Ph.D. at the University of Denver. Ella is nothing without her chosen family and can be found in the woods.