Archives for June 2014

“Licensed to Lie,” by Sidney Powell

Reviewed by Brandon Stump What do the Enron prosecutions, the prosecution of the late and former United States Senator Ted Stevens, and the suicide of a young Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney have in common? Sidney Powell’s Licensed to Lie reveals the answer. Frustrating and at times tedious, overly long with too many intricate legal […]

Brandon Stump

Brandon Stump lives in Detroit, Michigan, where he is an attorney who has practiced in the area of Civil Rights and worked for the State of Michigan.  Although Brandon is an attorney, he fancies himself an artist and is currently working on a novel. He recently began acting for The Theatre on The Lake theater company in McHenry, Maryland.  

June Read of the Month: “Rough Beast,” by Tim Peeler

Reviewed by Danilo Thomas Tim Peeler’s twelfth book, Rough Beast, issued by Future Cycle Press, concentrates on the life of Larry, a holler boy raised viciously. By utilizing narrative, anecdote, exemplar, and a perspective shift that attempts an objective glance at the subject matter, the four separate sections of poems that comprise Rough Beast parse […]

Sam Slaughter Interviews Charles Dodd White

SS: Where did the idea for this novel come from? CDW: I was interested in a lot of stuff that depicted wilderness and I was interested in some of the things that William Gay did in his novel Twilight, but kind of refining not just the language but the interaction between the characters and the […]

“A Shelter of Others,” by Charles Dodd White

Reviewed by Sam Slaughter In his second novel, Charles Dodd White once again drives deep down the roads of his fictional Sanction County, an area in the Appalachian Mountains where, it seems, the ties that bind do so until circulation of the right and the real cuts off and the ghosts of the past walk […]

Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter received his B.A. from Elon University and his M.A. from Stetson University.  He has had fiction and nonfiction published in Four Chambers, Touchstone, Drafthorse, and The Review Review, among others. He was a member of the 2014 Key West Literary Seminar Writers Workshop and was awarded the 2010 New Jersey Press Award for […]