‘Alone Together’ compiles stories of hope, heartache and more from the COVID era — with a heavy Seattle presence

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Washington state and the nation hard in March, Seattle author and journalist Jennifer Haupt’s latest book deal was canceled. Like many others, her creativity felt stymied. “I just had no energy around fiction,” Haupt says, “which was for me very unusual.”

Haupt had wanted to put together an anthology before, but not until the pandemic did an idea crystallize. “A lot of people were feeling that they didn’t have anything important to say, they didn’t know how to use their creativity,” Haupt says. But as she solicited pieces from more than 75 writers and poets, many of whom are local to the Seattle area, she began to feel an energy around the work that would become “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.”

The anthology will feature Kristen Millares Young. Read the rest of the article here. The project was also featured in The Washington Post.