My interview with Susan Rich, author of The Cartographer's Tongue, Cures Include Travel, and The Alchemist's Kitchen, is up at Fringe Magazine. Susan has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her fellowships include an Artists Trust Fellowship from Washington State and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa. She has worked as a staff person for Amnesty International, an electoral supervisor in Bosnia Herzegovina, and a human rights trainer in Gaza and the West Bank. She lives in Seattle and teaches at Highline Community College. I had the fun of asking her how her travels influenced her writing, and if in her new book travel has been supplanted by a different muse, or remains one of her constant themes and catalysts. Read the results.