Lynn Sloan and I have known each other for more than twenty years, first as members of writing workshops, and lately in a small critique group. We have a rich, collaborative friendship, and we’ve also both been fortunate to have our books published by Fomite Press of Vermont, run by Marc Estrin and Donna Bister. Principles of Navigation, Lynn’s first novel, came out in 2015, and her story collection, This Far Isn’t Far Enough, appeared recently. The fourteen stories included in this collection were written over a period of several years, and they are gems—each one unique, but universal in their truth. My admiration for her writing—the psychological complexity, the beautiful language, the compelling, diverse situations—continues to grow and deepen. Even though we’ve been reading each other’s manuscripts for years, many of the stories in Lynn’s collection are new to me. It was a pleasure to ask my old friend questions that I hadn’t asked before.