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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

BookMarks 2nd Annual Moveable Feast

February 9, 2014

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I’m excited to be one of the Featured Authors this afternoon at BookMarks 2nd Annual Moveable Feast in Winston-Salem. This event features more than twenty authors from across the country! Every attendee will have a chance to hear from eight authors for ten minutes each. Book sales and book signings. At the Milton Rhodes Center […]