Interview with Jacinda Townsend, Author of SAINT MONKEY

Saturday, December 2, 2017

I’m excited to introduce our readers to Jacinda Townsend! I first heard of her at my MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she is a visiting facility member. I didn’t have the chance to work with her personally (she advises the fiction students, and I was in the creative nonfiction track) but I heard so many good things about her that I asked if she would participate in our…


Interview with Laurie Jean Cannady + Giveaway for CRAVE

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I first met Dr. Laurie Jean Cannady at HippoCamp—Hippocampus Magazine’s 2016 writer’s conference. I have to admit that I was so awestruck to meet her in person that I didn’t talk to her for more than 96 seconds.  Writers are my rockstars, and I’m easily intimidated. It’s not that she was that terror-inducing as a person, it’s just that I loved her book, CRAVE: SOJOURN OF A HUNGRY SOUL so…


Lalita Tademy on a slave owned by Creek Indians and his granddaughter

Saturday, November 1, 2014

This week, we welcome Lalita Tademy, the New York Times Bestselling author of two historical novels: CANE RIVER and RED RIVER. Her new novel, CITIZENS CREEK, tells the story of  Cow Tom–born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday–and his granddaughter Rose as she rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping…