Archives for January 2014

Amy Susan Wilson Interviews Traci L. Slatton

ASW: Hi, Traci, and congratulations on your novel, The Love Of My (Other) Life. Your novel is both poignant and humorous and contains magical realism, mystery, and my favorite subject, I confess, literary romance.  Could we begin with you giving an overview of your latest novel? And, a discussion of some of your forthcoming and […]

“Hell and High Water,” by Rebecca Theim

Reviewed by Donna Meredith If you aren’t from New Orleans, why would you read a book about the city’s battle to keep a daily newspaper? Because the problems faced by the Times-Picayune plague newspapers across the country. Hell and High Water: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune, by Rebecca Theim, is more […]

January Read of the Month: “Sailing to Alluvium,” by John Pritchard

  Reviewed by Michael Pitts In the third installment to the “Junior Ray Saga,” John Pritchard demonstrates his prowess for celebrating the unique world that is the Mississippi Delta. A delightfully obscene and irreverent burlesque tale, Sailing to Alluvium follows the “diktective” work of the loveable Junior Ray Loveblood and his pal Voyd Mudd. As […]

Michael Pitts

Michael Pitts is a graduate of Samford University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. He also earned a Master’s degree in American Literature at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and currently teaches secondary English with his wife in Daejeon, South Korea.

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Jeff High, Author of “More Things in Heaven and Earth”

AM: Thank you for doing this interview, Jeff, and let me just say that I enjoyed your novel, which represents the best of literary fiction—Southern style.  I’d like to jump right into the interview the way you jumped right into the opening scene of the book, the scene with the Code Blue and the seemingly supernatural […]