Molly Ringle was one of the quiet, weird kids in school, and is now one of the quiet, weird writers of the world. She likes thinking up innovative romantic obstacles and mixing them with topics like Greek mythology, ghost stories, fairy tales, or regular-world scandalous gossip. With her intense devotion to humor, she was proud to win the grand prize in the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest with one (intentionally) terrible sentence. She's into mild rainy climates, gardens, '80s new wave music, chocolate, tea, and perfume (or really anything that smells good). She has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life, aside from grad school in California and one work-abroad season in Edinburgh in the 1990s. (She's also really into the U.K., though has a love/stress relationship with travel.) She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, kids, corgi, guinea pigs, and a lot of moss.

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Video: Molly discusses All the Better Part of Me at Third Place Books, Ravenna, Seattle, September 2019 

Video: Molly talks about Persephone’s Orchard and the writing life for “Words, Writers, and West Seattle” lecture series, September 2014

Blog interview: On being a small-press author at Central Avenue Publishing, August 2012

Audio: Talking to radio show “Definitely Not the Opera" about winning the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, November 2011

Video: Appearance on “Art Zone with Nancy Guppy," September 2010

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