Archives for June 2011

Niles Reddick

Niles Reddick is author of a novel, Lead Me Home, and a short story collection, Road Kill Art and Other Oddities.  He was a finalist for a GAYA in fiction as well as a finalist for a ForeWord award. His collection was a finalist for an Eppie award.  Niles is a regular contributor to the Southern […]

Meet Rhett DeVane, Author of Mama’s Comfort Food

     Author Rhett DeVane discussed her recent release, Mama’s Comfort Food, with SLR contributor Donna Meredith. We’re pleased to share part of their conversation with you.      SLR: Why did you choose a woman facing breast cancer treatment as your focus for this third novel in the Chattahoochee series?        RD: I’ve lost one dear friend […]

A Dog Named Slugger, by Leigh Brill

A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill Reviewed by Paul H. Yarbrough Click to Buy  “I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I’m not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it’s hard to just bend […]

Meet Preston Lauterbach, Author of CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT AND THE ROAD TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

     Publisher’s Weekly praises Lauterbach’s writing to be as “energetic as a Little Richard song,” and names Chitlin’ Circuit one of the  Top Ten forthcoming music books.      The book also received a starred review in the June 2011 Booklist: “A major achievement and an important contribution to American musical history,” as well as a starred review in […]

The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock and Roll  by Preston Lauterbach W. W. Norton & Company, July 2011 Reviewed by Adele Annesi Click to Buy      Acclaimed journalist and editor Preston Lauterbach brings to vibrant life and lasting memory the black musicians, promoters, and media moguls of the late thirties and early forties […]

Three Must-Read Short Story Collections

    Tired of buying electronics or golf gadgets for Father’s Day. Hook your father figure up with a sweet read this month instead. Even if the men in your life don’t have the attention span for a novel or memoir, they will enjoy these powerful literary shorts…but old and new. Warning: These are so good, you might […]

Meet River Jordan, Author of Praying for Strangers

           River Jordan has made a name for herself as a fiction writer and playwright, never dreaming she’d share anything about her personal life to her readers. Now, she’s dared to reach beyond her comfort zone to pen a motivational memoir, Praying for Strangers.      I wish I had read it prior to May, so that I could […]

Award-Winning Author Anthony Grooms to Speak at Albany State

     Anthony Grooms an award-winning southern author, poet, and playwright, will participate in the Albany State University 2011 Summer Seminar on Southern Literature. Grooms will speak on Wednesday in Room 114 of the James Pendergrast Library at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.      In his first session, Grooms will discuss southern writers past and present, […]