The first interview at Mourning Goats was published on October 1st, 2010, but where the site stems from starts much earlier. Believe it or not, the site actually started as a daily column about life. I saw the movie Marley and Me (don't judge! ha ha) and decided that I could start my own column called Morning Oats, and publish something short every morning before work. Two things happened, 1. MorningOats.blogspot.com was taken and 2. I read MourningGoats.blogspot.com after typing it and laughed about what a ridiculous name that would be. After a few weeks of morning posts, I gave up on the column, but still wanted to use the name. I doodled a goat at work. Asked a few authors that I knew if they wanted to interview. And Mourning Goats author interviews was born.
One thing that I wanted from the beginning was my own anonymity. While, the authors know who I am after their interviews are completed, I want the readers of the site to focus on the talent of the authors work and answers, not my name.
In 2012, I will be branching out and including short fiction, book reviews, and more! I'm also looking to expand the staff from yours truly, to a few other dedicated people with a love of good fiction. If you're interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org