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Writer Chanelle Benz on Her Collection ‘The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead’

Chanelle Benz is a Houston resident and author of a collection of short stories called The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead. The stories span genres, time periods and voices. For instance, there’s a couple of westerns. There’s a story set in the 16th century and a spy drama, to name a few. […]

Writer Chanelle Benz reads from her collection of short fiction titled "The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead." (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)Chanelle Benz - The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead Book CoverChanelle Benz is a Houston resident and author of a collection of short stories called The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead.

The stories span genres, time periods and voices. For instance, there's a couple of westerns. There’s a story set in the 16th century and a spy drama, to name a few.

Michael Hagerty recently talked with Benz and asked how she got into writing and what she enjoys about writing for varied voices.

On Thursday night (Jan. 19, 2017), she'll hold a book signing at Brazos Bookstore.

(Above: Writer Chanelle Benz reads from her collection of short fiction titled “The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead.” Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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