Allen Mendenhall Interviews Charles Dodd White, Author of “In the House of Wilderness”

AM:  Happy to have the opportunity, Charles, to interview you about your novel In the House of Wilderness, which was recently released by Swallow Press, an imprint of Ohio University Press. There’s a moment in the novel when the character Rain writes “WHO I AM” in her composition book. She then lists some nouns she […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Tim Poland, Author of Yellow Stonefly

AM:   I’m glad to have the opportunity to interview you about Yellow Stonefly, Tim.  I’ve known, if only tacitly, since I was a kid—back when I fished avidly and first saw the film A River Runs Through It—that something about fly fishing is inherently poetic. I was reminded of this as I read these lines […]

Adam Van Winkle Interviews Southern Mystery Writer Maggie Toussaint

No genre has dominated writing, reading, television, movies, even our games, quite like the mystery.  Since Poe, through Doyle, Hammett, and Chandler to Christie, Leonard, and Burke, the genre has its masters.  Knowing the magnitude of the canon, I’d think it’d be intimidating as hell to try and stake out a place in the genre.  […]

J.R. Davidson

J.R. Davidson is an attorney and aspiring writer originally from Decatur, Alabama.  He holds an LLM in tax from Georgetown Law, a JD from Cumberland School of Law, an MA in economics from The University of Alabama, and a BS from Auburn University.  Sometimes he reads things for fun.  He and his wife live in Homewood, […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Julia Nunnally Duncan, Author of “A Neighborhood Changes”

AM:  This is, I think, our third interview in the past few years, Julia.  That means that you’re prolific, given that each interview has been on the occasion of the publication of your latest book.  Today we’re talking about A Neighborhood Changes, a collection of poetry. I want to start by asking about the first […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Lara Bernhardt, Author of “The Haunting of Crescent Hotel”

AM:  Lara, so great to have the opportunity to interview you about The Haunting of Crescent Hotel.  Just to orient our readers: this interview takes place the week after Halloween.  I wish I had done the interview earlier, so that it could run on or around Halloween, but among the many merits of this book […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Amos Jasper Wright IV, Author of “Nobody Knows How It Got This Good”

AM:  Thanks for the interview, Amos.  Your book Nobody Knows How It Got This Good was just released by Livingston Press of the University of West Alabama, a publisher I’m growing increasingly fond of month by month.  The book consists of short stories.  Do you agree with Edgar Allan Poe that “a short story must […]

Donna Meredith interviews Gale Massey, author of “Girl from Blind River”

DM:  What inspired a writer from Florida to set a story in New York state?   GM: The very first images that came to me at the onset of writing this novel were of ice, sleet, and a young woman in a decrepit trailer. I stuck with those images because they spoke to me of poverty […]