NOAH CICERO is 34 years old, grew up in a small town near Youngstown, Ohio. He has lived in Oregon, California, Grand Canyon, Arizona, Seoul, South Korea and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a movie made of his first book called The Human War which won the 2014 Beloit Film Festival award for Best Screenplay. He has books translated into Turkish, German, and Spanish. He has seven books out, his most renown are The Human War, The Collected Works Volume 1, The Insurgent, and his recent novel called Go to work and do your job. Care for your children. Pay your bills. Obey The Law. Buy products. He has many short stories and poems published at 3AM Magazine, Metazen, Amphibi.us and many other places.

xTx is a writer living in Southern California. Her work has been published in places like The Collagist, PANK, Hobart, The Rumpus, The Chicago Review, Smokelong Quarterly and Wigleaf. Normally Special, a collection of stories, is available from Tiny Hardcore Press. Her chapbook, Billie the Bull is now available from Dzanc Books. Her story collection, Today I Am A Book is now available from Civil Coping Mechanisms. She says nothing here.

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NOAH CICERO:  I finished your book and loved it.

Thanks for giving me a copy, I’m going to read Ben’s now.

I’m lying on a couch being really lazy, writing this.  I feel so lazy lately, I think it’s because I’m going off my medication, Seroquel XR, it basically causes me to sleep 10 hours a night, so I can’t even work a 40-hour week.  I factually don’t have enough energy to do it.  I can’t wake up before 8 a.m., and I can’t work the late shift without worrying about the stupid pill. All because I got really into Buddhism and meditate now and feel happy and okay with everything, so maybe I rewired myself and can go on.

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