Welcome to our new website!
April 3, 2023

EP 194: Interview with author DC Diamondopolous

EP 194: Interview with author DC Diamondopolous
The player is loading ...
The Nuts and Bolts of Writing

Host Imelda Wei Ding Lo (a.k.a. Fortunus Games) talks to author DC Diamondopolous, whose short story, “Life with Angie,” appeared in Issue Five of our literary zine, “The Unconventional Courier.” 

DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning short story and flash fiction writer with over four hundred stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, and anthologies.

Some of the awards she‘s won include first place at the Honest Story Telling Challenge of 2022, two Pushcart Award Nominations, and two Best Of the Net Nominations. She’s also a three-time finalist in ScreenCrafts Short Story Contest (which includes “Life with Angie”).

You can see more of her award-winning works on her site, Dcdiamondopolous.com.

DC's stories have appeared in: Progenitor, 34th Parallel, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Lunch Ticket, and others. DC’s recently released collection Captured Up Close (20th Century Short-Short Stories) has two Pushcart Prize-nominated stories and one nominated for Best of the Net Anthology.

Her first collection of stories was Stepping Up. She lives on the California coast with her wife and animals.

In this episode, we’ll be talking to DC about her latest book, which you can order on Amazon, Captured Up Close: 20th Century Short-Short Stories. We will also talk about her approach to writing and what she’s working on now.

Imelda asks DC the following questions:

  1. Can you tell us about Captured Up Close: 20th Century Short-Short Stories? What kind of short stories have you included in this collection? What prompted you to write them?
  2. Why do you like to write historical fiction?
  3. What is the approach that you take?
  4. Do you also write on current topics?
  5. Why do you think it’s important to have a weekly writers' group?


“Life with Angie” by DC Diamondopolous: https://tetedepunk.wixsite.com/theunconcourier/post/life-with-angie

DC’s most recent book, Captured Up Close: 20th Century Short-Short Stories: Amazon.com: Captured Up Close: 20th Century Short-Short Stories: 9798986273129: Diamondopolous, DC: Books

DC’s first book, “Stepping Up”: https://www.amazon.com/Stepping-Up-DC-Diamondopolous/dp/1914130057/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stepping+up+by+dc+diamondopolous&qid=1628516027&s=books&sr=1-1

--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fortunus-games/message