Archives for June 2015

Excerpt from the Novel “This Side of the River,” by Jeffrey Stayton

Nashville is a rock, the past fossiled in the memory of its stone. It tells me the future embedded in the living rock. I cannot sleep. I dare not sleep. Cat Harvey will send for me. Maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow, maybe next month. I will go to him, knowing that he has been cursed with […]

Brittany J. Barron on “Beyond the Magnolias”

Introduction by Brittany J. Barron February 1, 2015 marked the launch of Beyond the Magnolias, the new online magazine that profiles remarkable Southern women of past and present. Creator and editor, Cameron Williams, says the magazine’s mission is “to take readers beyond the ‘moonlight and magnolias’ myth of Southern womanhood and draw attention to the […]

Brittany J. Barron

Brittany J. Barron is a senior at the University of North Georgia, seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Gender Studies. Born and raised in Georgia, Brittany is a spoiled twenty-first century Southern Belle. Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and formal essays have appeared in The Chestatee Review, Sanctuary, Papers and […]

June Read of the Month: “Song of the Vagabond Bird,” by Terry Kay

Reviewed by Donna Meredith Novels about male bonding are fairly unusual—unless the band of brothers emerges from war. Armed conflict plays no part in Terry Kay’s latest novel, though the major characters are all wounded. Not by guns or I.E.D.’s. By women. Lost love. Crushing guilt. Georgia Hall of Fame writer Terry Kay has written […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews M. Maitland DeLand, Author of “Nashville Mercy”

AM: Dr. DeLand, thanks for the interview. I’m thankful for the opportunity to talk with you about your debut mystery novel, Nashville Mercy. How did you draw on your Southern roots and medical background to develop the plot of this book? MMD: My entire extended family is in the medical field. Since I was a […]