Archives for February 2011

The Glass Madonna, by Donna Meredith

Click to Buy Reviewed by Rhett DeVane A masterful blend of history and fiction, The Glass Madonna, by Donna Meredith, provides a window into one woman’s hard-scrabble journey from abuse and neglect to independence and self-reliance. Sarah Stevens comes of age during the ’70s: a time of liberation and sexual freedom for women. But old […]

Fastor Pastor by Sharyn McCrumb and Adam Edwards

Reviewed by Paul H. Yarbrough Click to Buy It’s difficult to corral a book review around a few hundred words when you have enjoyed almost every last multiple-thousands of them; nevertheless, in a nutshell, the novel, Faster Pastor, by Sharyn McCrumb and Adam Edwards is a wonderful story.   McCrumb has put together a superb […]

Country Roads Magazine Short Story Contest

Country Roads magazine’s tenth annual Regional Writings issue will be published in June 2011, featuring the winners of their annual Short Story Contest and Readers’ Choice Award. Writers of Louisiana and Mississippi are now invited to submit works of fiction or haiku for a chance at publication. Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 15. A panel […]

Danielle Sellers

SLR welcomes contributor Danielle Sellers. Danielle is originally from Key West, FL. She has an MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of Mississippi where she held the Grisham Poetry Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in River Styx, Subtropics, Smartish Pace, The Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Cold […]

Rhett DeVane

SLR welcomes contributor Rhett DeVane, published fiction author with four novels to date: The Madhatter’s Guide to Chocolate, Up the Devil’s Belly, Evenings on Dark Island (with Larry Rock), and Accidental Ambition (with Robert W. McKnight). Her upcoming novel, Mama’s Comfort Food, is slated for release in the spring of 2011.

Paul H. Yarbrough

  SLR welcomes contributor, Paul Yarbrough, whose debut novel, Mississippi Cotton, is set to hit shelves in March, 2011.    

Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers

The first-ever Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers—a five-day, creatively intense workshop for writers seeking to enhance their literary skills—will take place June 21-26, 2011, atop picturesque Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas. The application process for the Summit begins Jan. 15. Distinguished faculty, guest lecturers and publishing experts will lead innovative programming challenging participants to […]

Kerry Madden’s Tips to Surviving Book Promotion

Yesterday, author Kerry Madden posted one of the best tiplists for book promotion I’ve ever seen. If you aren’t John Grisham or JK Rowling, it’s likely you’ll benefit from Kerry’s advice. Read the entire post at A Good Blog is Hard To Find and learn when to start marketing your book (long before it hits shelves), how children and tourists […]