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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New Essay at Good Men Project

November 1, 2016

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I have a new essay in The Good Men Project, “Death: A Father’s Lesson about Being a Warrior.” It’s always nice to land a publication in something I read weekly anyway! “Because ignoring the death of a child doesn’t mean the child hasn’t died.”

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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 […]

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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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