Jamie Lauren Keiles will be reading at The Difficult to Name Reading Series on May 30 at Brit Pack.

Jamie Lauren Keiles will be reading at The Difficult to Name Reading Series on May 30 at Brit Pack.

RS: What's your favorite part of writing: coming up with the idea, writing the piece or seeing it published?
JLK: My first favorite part of writing is cashing checks. My second favorite part of writing is garnering respect for my highly ethical intellectual project. 

You're probably one of the two or three most pleasant conversationalists I know. Is that a skill you've acquired over the years or you've always been like that?
Thank you! I used to have very severe social anxiety but I overcame it over the course of two or three years via intense faith in God that calmed me and a now-defunct relationship with stimulants that showed me how to work a room. 

What can people expect from your reading?
Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed!