EP #23: Part 2 — Novelist, Navy vet Jeffery Hess discusses value of writing workshops, personal process

4Apr

In part 2 of this week's series, podcaster Tracy Crow, author, writing coach, and Marine Corps Jeff_Hess.jpgveteran, talks with novelist and Navy veteran, Jeffery Hess, about the value of writing workshops and about his own writing process. Jeff is the author of the forthcoming novel, No Salvation, and the novels,Tushhog and Beachhead; the story collection, Cold War Canoe Club; and the editor of the award-winning anthologies Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform and Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand. Prior to earning a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Florida, he served aboard the Navy’s oldest and newest ships. He’s published numerous short stories that recall this period of his life, and he's held writing positions at a daily newspaper, a Fortune 500 company, and a university-based research center. He lives in Florida, where he writes and leads the DD-214 Writers’ Workshop for military veterans.