The Last Great American Magic

The Last Great American Magic

Novel of the Year!

The Last Great American Magic

By the late eighteenth century, the lush river valley of the Ohio Country is the last stronghold of the Shawnee Indians, a deeply religious tribe whose medicine men practice the blackest and most potent magical arts. The Last Great American Magic reimagines the legend of Tecumseh, a physically gifted warrior, groomed from birth to one day lead, and his twin brother Rattle, a wickedly smart but lazy prophet with blossoming supernatural gifts. Growing up, the boys are rivals, but in adulthood they reconcile in hopes of assembling a confederacy of Native American tribes to drive back the ruthless advance of white settlers and reclaim the land they once called home.

If you think you know the legend of Tecumseh, think again.

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Quoted in IBPA Article

July 31, 2017

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I was quoted at length in the article “The Cream of the Crop” on the Independent Book Publishers Association website. The product matters. The presentation of your submission package matters. Most importantly, comport yourself professionally, from the cover letter, to the supporting materials, to the book itself. Pay attention to details, be courteous, and remember […]

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“Magic” Takes Silver at IBPA

April 14, 2017

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The Last Great American Magic has won Silver in the category of Historical Fiction at the 29th annual IBPA Ben Franklin Awards. Kudos to the winner, M.L. Becker, whose novel about a Civl War nurse, Iron O’Brian, took Gold. Congrats to all the finalists!

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Featured on The Practice of Creativity

April 3, 2017

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I had a blast being interviwed by Michele Tracy Berger on her blog, “The Practice of Creativity.” We chatted about what books I’m reading now, what it took to research my new novel, The Last Great American Magic, and whether the things I write are “risky.” The character who kept threatening to steal every scene […]

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The Last Great American Magic Wins Novel of the Year!

March 6, 2017

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My new novel, The Last Great American Magic, has been named Novel of the Year by Underground Book Reviews! Chosen from 700 submissions, The Last Great American Magic was up against many, many worthy titles. It’s quite an honor, and I’m humbled…and elated. From the announcement: THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN MAGIC by L.C. Fiore is more than […]

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“Magic” in Publisher’s Weekly

January 20, 2017

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It’s quite an honor for Booklife, which covers indy publishing for Publisher’s Weekly, to have chosen to review my latest novel, The Last Great American Magic: “Tecumseh’s Shawnee descendants may well tell his story differently but this works adequately as a piece of fiction.” If there’s no such thing as bad press, I’ll certainly take […]

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“Magic” on Ten Best List

January 2, 2017

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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 […]

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5-Star Review for Last Great American Magic

December 16, 2016

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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 […]

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