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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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

New Review for The Last Great American Magic

August 11, 2016

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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 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 […]

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 […]