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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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