Category: writers

Isabella Moon, by Laura Benedict

Any of you city slickers who imagine small-town life is dull ought to read Laura Benedict’s suspenseful, sexy, and haunting debut novel, Isabella Moon, as this book set in Carystown, Kentucky, proves otherwise. It’s a page turner that is just as much about character as it is about plot. In fact, the characters are richly, artfully drawn with Benedict’s deft hand. And just who … Read More Isabella Moon, by Laura Benedict

Oh Baby, by Kim Chinquee

Be prepared: Oh Baby, Kim Chinquee’s debut collection, will knock you on your ass. It’s a book about love: mother for child; child for mother, for father; man for woman; woman for man and man and man. Love for running. Love for vodka. It’s a book about women: a runner, an artist, a nurse, a mother, a girlfriend, a wife, a daughter, a friend. … Read More Oh Baby, by Kim Chinquee

wigleaf interviews Quick Fiction’s Jennifer Pieroni

Wigleaf, an excellent new site for short fiction, has just posted an intriguing interview with Quick Fiction‘s Jennifer Pieroni. This interview is sure to please with such funny, honest, and human moments as this one: We were at a bookfair once and this woman rounded the corner and started fluttering her arms and making these excited noises. I thought maybe she was about to … Read More wigleaf interviews Quick Fiction’s Jennifer Pieroni

The First Hurt, by Rachel Sherman

The women and girls found within the stories of Rachel Sherman’s short story collection, The First Hurt are flawed–internally, externally–fucked up, marked, imperfect. And that is what makes them so appealing. Within these pages, they show us their dark hearts, their secret bumps, the skin that they pick at. They show us what makes them tick, which is–as the narrator explains in the title … Read More The First Hurt, by Rachel Sherman

Six Word Memoir!

I’m pleased to announce that I am a published memoirist! That’s right my very own six word memoir is included in the excellent new book: Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. I’m on the same page as my friend, Ellen Meister. For my money, her memoir is the best in the book! Want to learn more? Here’s … Read More Six Word Memoir!

Make a Scene!

Writers: run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore and get yourself a copy of this fabulous new book by the one and only, Jordan Rosenfeld—Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time: You’ve felt the pulse-pounding drama of a good story, turning pages at a furious clip, caught up in a book so real, you feel as though it is … Read More Make a Scene!

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