Joel and Angela Enos
Terminals, fiction, Issue 35, June 1, 2016
Birthday? Joel and Angela were raised by the same two people though they sometimes think it was in different parallel dimensions. The goose told them this was possible as it chased them down the path.
When did you start writing? As soon as we could write and before that, as soon as we could get someone else to write them down for us while we dictated. Though this is what we heard from the parrot and he is not to be trusted.
When and what and where did you first get published? We've both done other different types of writing, including comics, journalism, academic essays, but our first fiction short story as a sibling duo was "Both of Djuna," published in 2014 in Flapperhouse Quarterly.
What themes do you like to write about? The inner lives of quietly fascinating strangers throughout history, only sometimes they're robots and what others may refer to as monsters.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? We share a fondness for the Brontes as well as recent novels like Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandell and Frog Music by Emma Donoghue. Stories that bring you to a dreamlike state inspire us to try harder to focus on liminal persons and places, frontiers and the strange beautiful hucksters who populate the worlds in our heads.
Angela Enos has been published in A Café in Space, Flapperhouse, Niteblade Magazine, Visibility Fiction, Nonbinary Review's alphanumeric, and Body Parts Magazine. She is also a designer and artist whose work in theatre has been seen across the United States. Find her on Twitter at @angelaenos.
Joel Enos is a writer and editor who has written comics (Sonic the Hedgehog) and graphic novels (Ben 10 Omniverse) and published short fiction in Whispers from the Abyss, Visibility Fiction and Flapperhouse. His recent editing projects include Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle’s The Rattler and Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley’s The Beauty, both for Image Comics. Visit him at www.joelenos.com.