Mandy Len is a writer living and working in Vancouver, BC. Originally from Appalachian Virginia, she sometimes pronounces words like still, will, and fill with two syllables. But only when she’s really tired. You can find her work in Folio, Under the Sun, and The Vancouver Review, among others. Mandy was the recipient of the Adele Weisman scholarship at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2010 and is a member of A Drift Collective.
“I’d set your alarm clock early enough to get back to my dorm room and finish writing the short story my adviser was expecting that afternoon. If I was lucky I’d have time to shower, dress, go to class, to lunch. If I was lucky, I’d forget about you for an hour. That semester I got zeros on my reading quizzes. I nodded off in lectures. I waited for you to kiss me. But you never did.”
Currently she is working on her memoir about the dangers of love stories, which you can take a peek at on her website: The Love Story Project. Today we’re giving you a glimpse at Mandy’s writing process and inspiration.