My new novel, The Last Great American Magic, was named one of the Top 10 “Most Fantastical Local Books of 2016” by Indy Week: The Durham author weaves magic, myth, and history to retell the story of the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, struggling to preserve his tribe’s way of life against encroaching Europeans at the end […]
Underground Book Reviews has given my new novel, The Last Great American Magic, a Five-Star Review, which makes the book a Top Pick, eligible for The Novel of the Year Award. “Any agent or publishing house that passed this one up made a big mistake….The Last Great American Magic is a worthy read and holds […]
I have a new essay in The Good Men Project, “Death: A Father’s Lesson about Being a Warrior.” It’s always nice to land a publication in something I read weekly anyway! “Because ignoring the death of a child doesn’t mean the child hasn’t died.”
Donna Meredith of the Southern Literary Review posted a fantastic review of my new novel, The Last Great American Magic, today. “With thundering force, all the touchstones of a good story roll together in The Last Great American Magic. Three brothers with wildly different personalities create conflict. Forbidden romance and vicious battles add the spice […]
Video of my reading at Letters Bookshop in Durham. I’m reading the opening of my forthcoming novel, The Last Great American Magic (August, 2016). It was Star Wars Day (May 4), hence the Boba Fett hat! I was lucky enough to open for Miriam Herin, who gave a fantastic reading. You can watch several minutes […]
My short story “In Limbo”—a hashing out of the afterlife, or part of it—appears in the inaugural issue of The Ottawa Object from Threwline Books. It’s a real thrill to see “Volume I: Issue I” on the front cover, and for my story to be included. I’m excited for the future of this rag.
Many thanks to the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation for inviting me back to my alma mater to lead a creative writing workshop in the middle of the school day. Follow this link to read my first stairwell interview, which feels like a major milestone. In all seriousness though, I had a blast teaching these […]