As promised, Aimee Bender is here in the form of a podcast. There is more to come, of course; to facilitate bite-sized downloading I think we're looking at 3 or 4 parts. In this, part 1, Aimee talks about plot (she likes it), music (also likes it, but not while writing), scary characters and her hope for the arc of the world.
Willful Creatures, Aimee Bender's second book of short stories, will be out in paperback in August. She is also the author of An Invisible Sign of My Own, a novel, and the collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, which was a New York Times Notable Book.