Grief Dreams Podcast

E205 - Zachary Steele - The Weight of Ashes

October 17, 2021

Zachary Steele is the Broadleaf Writers Association Founder & Executive Director, and has been featured by NPR, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Publishers Weekly, Baby Got BooksShelf AwarenessWriter Magazine and was nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate Fiction. His recent novel, The Weight of Ashes is his third novel. 


In this episode we talk about getting started being a writer, grief in fictional stories, his new novel “The Weight of Ashes”, how writing facilitated processing his own grief, the death of his best friend as a child, working through the anger over his friend's suicide, and the death and grief dreams of his cat.


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