Rosanne Griffeth

Location Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, USA
Occupation Goat Farmer

About Me


Rosanne Griffeth's work has been published or accepted by Pank, Night Train, Keyhole Magazine, Smokelong Quarterly, The Angler, Insolent Rudder, Thieves Jargon and Six Little Things among other places. She lives on the verge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and spends her time writing and documenting Appalachian culture. She is the blogger behind The Smokey Mountain Breakdown.

Why do you write?

Why do I write. It's like those questions in job interviews where they ask you to list the negative things about yourself. The safest answer and usually the most correct one is its flipside. I write because I can't not write. Riding around in the car fuels my creativity. Also, sitting around in public places for no obvious reason. Befriending misfits. Walking in the shoes of the misunderstood and coming to a new understanding. Rage. I only need to do these things in small doses.

Any favorite authors? Books?

I have been influenced by writers like Flannery O'Connor, Marjorie Rawlings, William Price Fox, Hunter S. Thompson, Murakami Haruki and Kurt Vonnegut.

Some of my favorite writers include Dorothy Allison, George Singleton, Silas House, Brad Watson, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Tom Franklin and many others.

Rosanne Griffeth's Wall

Michelle Tandoc – Feb 04, 2009

Aloha, Rosanne!

Paula Ray – Dec 22, 2008

Thanks for the invite, Rosie - I got in easy as pie. I'm gonna have a look around. I'm excited to be here.

Brad Davis – Dec 16, 2008

Hi Rosanne, I greatly enjoyed "Kurosawa's Rain" and the use of "Godzilla's dreams" is FANTASTIC!!

Meg Pokrass – Nov 18, 2008

Hi Rosie! Welcome!!!

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