Leigh Camacho Rourks is a Cuban-American author from South Louisiana, who is an Assistant Professor at Beacon College in Central Florida. She won the St. Lawrence Book Award for her debut story collection, Moon Trees and Other Orphans. She is also the recipient of the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for several other awards. Her fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including KenyonReview, PrairieSchooner, TriQuarterly, and Greensboro Review.
“When you say that I’m prolific, I never think of myself that way because I really don’t spend all day writing for the most part. But I do write almost every day. It just adds up.” Leigh Camacho Rourks talks with John McNally about his new collection, The Fear of Everything.