Archives for December 2012

December Read of the Month: “Wings of Glass,” by Gina Holmes

Reviewed by Mollie Waters Penny Taylor has had it rough. Growing up on a small farm under her daddy’s watchful eyes has never given her much opportunity to interact with people her own age, especially boys. In the summer of 1999, all of that changes when a bumper crop requires her father to hire additional […]

Mollie Smith Waters

Mollie Smith Waters is a teacher of American literature, public speaking, and theater at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Greenville, Alabama. Her hobbies include reading, writing, walking, and traveling. Her favorite places to visit are London and Boston. She has written over twenty book reviews for The Montgomery Advertiser, and she has published short stories, poems, and scholarly work in various […]

Wild Girls, by Mary Stewart Atwell

Reviewed by Patricia O’Sullivan. Swan River, nestled in the Appalachian valley, is known for its poverty, its exclusive all-girl academy, and its wild girls who occasionally go on murderous rampages. Having grown up in Swan River, Kate Riordan has seen firsthand what the defunct mill town does to people. She calls the inhabitants deadnecks. “It’s […]

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, The North Carolina Writers’ Network

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is now accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, administered by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. And for the first time ever, this contest is accepting electronic submissions. The final judge is award-winning author, arts journalist, and creative writing instructor Shawna […]