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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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

“The Trench Garden” Reviewed in Durham Herald-Sun

January 27, 2014

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It’s always an honor to appear in the hometown rag. The Durham Herald-Sun blurbed “The Trench Garden,” out this month from Ploughshares. Click here to read the full blurb. (As an aside, the round-up also mentions Philipp Meyer’s The Son, which is a terrific book and very much recommended.)