Amy Susan Wilson Interviews William Bernhardt

ASW: Thank you, Bill, for taking the time to chat with me today about your book of poetry, The White Bird. Would you begin by providing us with an overview of this collection, and share what motivated you to write these poems? WB: I’ve been writing poetry for some time. Technically, according to my mother, […]

November Read of the Month: “The White Bird,” by William Bernhardt

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Entering William Bernhardt’s debut poetry collection, The White Bird, is entering into the heart of human community. Always rich, often humorous, and at times poignant, these poems, which are diverse in style, guide us through the maze of parenting, longing, loss, working, traveling, and, among other things, falling in and […]

On Southern Gothic: Amy Susan Wilson Interviews Brian Centrone and Jordan Scoggins

ASW: Thank you so much, Brian and Jordan, for visiting with me today about your new anthology that you edited, Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South. Would you provide us with your definition of “Southern Gothic” and an overview of this wonderful anthology? B: This was something we actually talked in depth about over the […]

“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 […]