“Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South,” Edited by Brian Centrone With Art Design by Jordan Scoggins

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South is a much needed anthology of American Southern literature that calls attention to a diverse range of American Southern experiences and issues—primarily contemporary issues and experiences.  Edited by Brian Centrone with art design by Jordan Scoggins, these stories and poems by both established […]

Amy Susan Wilson Interviews Karetta Hubbard and Molly Tinsley, Co-authors of the Novel “Satan’s Chamber”

ASW:  Karetta and Molly, congratulations on the success of your novel, Satan’s Chamber, which you wrote collaboratively. Your novel is set in Sudan and is a spy thriller as well as a novel of social justice. Why don’t we begin with your giving us an overview? KH & MT:  Satan’s Chamber is action-packed, and casts […]

“Down and Out in Bugtussle, The Mad Fat Road to Happiness,” by Stephanie McAfee

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Down and Out in Bugtussle, The Mad Fat Road to Happiness, by Stephanie McAfee, is hilarious. It is not merely a “chick-lit” exploration of female issues—it resonates not only because of its superbly crafted world of women who create a sense of community for themselves, but also because it explores […]

“Love of My (Other) Life,” by Traci. L. Slatton

  Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Traci L. Slatton’s The Love of My (Other) Life explores the psyche of a woman who has suffered romantic wounds and is searching for a soul mate. Action-packed and fast-paced, this sci-fi thriller has another side to it, a metaphysical side, and it’s colored by images of the contemporary […]

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 […]

“The Alligator Man,” by James Sheehan

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson If you’re looking for a fast-paced, intriguing legal thriller, The Alligator Man by James Sheehan is the novel for you. From a Florida swamp crime scene to a courtroom drama, a romance, and a murder—all connected by a who-done-it plot—The Alligator Man keeps the reader turning page after page in […]

“Leaving Tuscaloosa,” by Walter Bennett

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson In his novel Leaving Tuscaloosa, Walter Bennett creates a haunting fictional world steeped in a gripping story that raises questions regarding our moral obligations to human communities. The novel is set in the Deep South of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1962. This is the year before Bull Connor turned his fire […]

Amy Susan Wilson

Amy Susan Wilson has recently published in Southern Women’s Review, Fried Chicken and Coffee, This Land, Cybersoleil, Dead Mule, Crosstimbers, Red River Review, Red Dirt Review, The Literary Lawyer, and in other similar publications. Amy Susan’s poetry book,  Honk If You Love Billy Ray, is forthcoming from Dead Mule Press; she is the Founder and Publisher […]