Archives for July 2011

Ugly to Start With, by John Michael Cummings

      Ugly to Start With By John Michael Cummings  Reviewed by Niles Reddick      On the heels of his Paterson Prize-winning novel The Night I Freed John Brown, John Michael Cummings has offered fans another look at the historical and picturesque Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in his new collection Ugly to Start With.      […]

Bard Fiction Prize Deadline July 15

Bard College Bard Fiction Prize Deadline: July 15, 2011        A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students, but is not expected […]

Meet Elizabeth Stuckey-French: Author of July Read of the Month, Revenge of the The Radioactive Lady

     Elizabeth Stuckey-French is the author of a novel, Mermaids on the Moon, a collection of short stories, The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa, and, with Janet Burroway, Writing Fiction: A Guide to the Narrative Craft.  Her new novel, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady, was released by Doubleday in spring 2011. She […]

July Read of the Month: The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady, by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Click to Buy The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady By Elizabeth Stuckey-French Reviewed by Donna Meredith      Marylou is such an innocuous name, surely not the name of someone plotting a murder, especially since the Marylou in question is gray-haired and nearly eighty, a woman who becomes winded walking her dog around the block. But […]