Jeffrey Barken is a colleague of mine from graduate school. A fellow fiction writer, we spent many classes together, culminating in being in the same editorial group during our thesis project. As always, Jeff has a few irons in the fire all at the same time. He's busy promoting his first book, This Year in Jerusalem, as well as his website, Monologging.org, and all of the projects that entails. He was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about what he's been up to. In true Jeff fashion, the interview was conducted long-distance between the United States and Israel.
What prompted you to start Monologging.org? How has it evolved since its creation?
Monologging began two years ago as my final project for an electronic publishing course that I was taking at the University of Baltimore. Initially I used a basic WordPress free blog site, but quickly became frustrated with the design limitations. In the winter of 2012 I purchased the domain and began introducing myself to authors and writers around the world in order to