Archives for May 2011

Meet Author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Recently, SLR Contributor, Rhett DeVane, had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavyby Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. When she contacted the author for this interview, Shellie was busy preparing for the possible worst-case scenario of the Mississippi River flooding her hometown. Even with this, she promptly replied with her usual humor and distinctive Southern […]

Heather Cousins

     Heather Cousins holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Georgia. She has poems published or forthcoming in The Sycamore Review, Slipstream, Alehouse, and Pleiades.      Her first book, Something in the Potato Room, was published by Kore Press in 2009. She lives in Monroe, Georgia, with her husband […]

Peggy Kassees

     Peggy Kassees has written poetry and short stories since she was a child.  She designed and wrote for Flamingo Floyd’s Fantastic Florida House, a website about Florida for children from 2004 – 2007.  Her novel, an urban fantasy, is scheduled for publication October, 2011.  Les Gens: Into the Night, asks you to think of all the infinite […]

What Southern Titles Inspire Kerry Madden?

     In honor of Mother’s Day, SLR contributors are letting you in on their deepest secrets by confessing the names of books by southern female authors that have most influenced their lives.      For novelist Kerry Madden, the list is topped with two of Lee Smith’s works: Fair and Tender Ladies as well as Oral History. Click to Buy Click to Buy        […]

Southern Comfort, by Fern Michaels

Southern Comfort By Fern Michaels Reviewed by Philip K. Jason   Click to Buy      Fern Michaels is a writing machine. Best known for the Sisterhood and Godmothers series, she has over 75 million books in print and is still going strong. Though she grew up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Ms. Michaels moved to South Carolina […]

Daughter of Lachish, by Tim Frank

DAUGHTER OF LACHISH by Tim Frank Reviewed by Patricia O’Sullivan  Click to Buy     Itur-Ea is a soldier in the Assyrian army who specializes in operating siege machines.  He worships the goddess Ishtar and follows his king, Sennacherib without question. Rivkah is a young woman from Lachish, one of many walled cities in Judah the […]

Hone Writing Skills in Faulkner Town

The Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers Workshop Oxford, MS.   June 10 to 12, 2011       The Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers Workshop  features craft talks, publishing panels, open mics and social hours, including a trip to the famous Taylor Grocery Catfish in Taylor, MS. Featured faculty include award winning fiction writers John Brandon, Scott Morris and M.O. Walsh, best […]

SLR Shares Favorite Reads for Mother’s Day

     This month, Southern Lit Review celebrates Mother’s Day by recognizing the books that most inspired our female contributors.      The list will include some familiar titles, and some that haven’t been widely recognized. Some are modern, others classics. A few are fiction, others memoirs or nonfiction. The common thread among the titles is the […]