The Outrider Podcast

Interview 30 Troy James Weaver

May 11, 2015

In today’s episode I talk with Troy James Weaver about some real inside the Wichita metro area stuff, but then we delve into all sorts of things: the problems with semi-autobiographical fiction, a writer’s education, sticking with the Russian guy, Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria, Crapalachia by Scott McClanahan the role of small presses, having balls and starting literary feuds - and why he misspelled his hometown on the cover of his book.

Troy is the author of two books, both out this year. The first is Witchita Stories, out from Future Tense Books (, and Visions, out from Broken River Books ( You can grab them online, of course, or hit up your local independent bookstore.