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Jenn Leiker: Writer / Author of fresh fiction, travelogues, and short essays on expat life in Saudi Arabia Posts

Chatting with Jacqueline Guidry for CARVE

In the spirit of Raymond Carver, CARVE Magazine is the home for what we call “honest” fiction. I love being a part of these gorgeous pages of literary goodness!  In the Summer 2017 issue, I chat with the lovely Jacqueline Guidry about her quietly powerful story, “A Girl Called Penny.” You can buy the Premium edition of CARVE for just $12…

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Making Peace with Chaos (Egypt)

“You can’t still be going, what with all that stuff on the news lately.”  Cue uncomfortable pause on the line. “And isn’t Egypt kind of… ‘third world’?  I mean, why do you keep picking places like that?” Fast forward to the last afternoon of three November days in Cairo, with a quick morning trip to Alexandria squeezed in.  We’ve zipped through…