My name is Elizabeth Fountain. I live in Ellensburg, WA; my past careers include therapist, university administrator, day-camp counselor, and very bad barista; now I’m a faculty member and a writer. I write short and long fiction and creative non-fiction that finds the strangeness and unintentional humor in everyday life. My completed novel, Nearly Impossible and Completely Absurd
, is trying to find a publishing home; it is the story of Louise Armstrong Holiday, the last person on Earth you’d expect to risk everything to save the human race. But in the face of a half-baked plot concocted by stupid but brutal aliens trying to create the largest cyborg army in the galaxy, Louie launches herself on a journey that takes her from a suburban Seattle business park to an ancient European castle, and ends in her own forgotten past. Helped by a mysterious co-worker and a blind mini-Schnauzer from Mars, she must conquer her worst fears and her oldest enemy, if she will ever find her way home.
Two more novels are underway: You Jane, the story of a woman whose ability to write fables that come true wreaks havoc in her life and the lives of her best friends; and The Life and Death of St. Guinefort, a tale about what happens when Death tries to retire early. All my work reflects my motto, of sorts, taken from singer/songwriter Chris Rea: “every day, good luck comes in the strangest of ways.” You can read more of my work on my blog, Point No Point.
Works Published by Randomly Accessed Poetics:
- 01/22/2012 – Two Springs
- Issue 1: The Texture of Words – Jack in the Box