The Last Great American Magic

The Last Great American Magic

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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.

The Last Great American Magic is out August 1. Pre-order now!

Video from Letters Bookshop

May 18, 2016

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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 […]

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“In Limbo” Published in The Ottawa Object

August 1, 2015

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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.

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Teaching High School Creative Writing

September 16, 2014

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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 […]

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BookMarks Festival of Books and Authors

September 4, 2014

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Every year I look forward to the BookMarks Festival of Books and Authors, the first weekend of September in Winston-Salem. This year, I’m especially stoked to moderate the “Southern Identity in Writing” panel featuring Jeremy B. Jones, Mary Alice Monroe, and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Robert Morgan. Later that afternoon, I’ll introduce Lev […]

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New Profile in Continuum

May 2, 2014

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Leanne Star profiled me in Continuum magazine in 2005, back when I was a struggling graduate student at Northwestern. So it was really fun to talk to her again this spring for a follow-up profile in Continuum, now that I’m….something other than a struggling graduate student. Just like she did nine years ago, she makes […]

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“The Trench Garden” reviewed in SLR

April 17, 2014

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My short story “The Trench Garden,” published this winter by Ploughshares, has been reviewed in the Southern Literary Review. Donna Meredith reviewed my novel, Green Gospel, back in 2011, so it was really a thrill to see her name in the byline again, reviewing “The Trench Garden.” (And she’s a helluva writer in her own […]

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“The Trench Garden” Now Available as Audio Book

March 24, 2014

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My short story, “The Trench Garden,” is now available in Audible Audio Edition for only $2.99. Narrated by the inimitable Andre Montgomery, this unabridged version runs 1:20. “The Trench Garden” was published as part of Ploughshares’ Solo series in January, 2014. To download the audio edition, click here.

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