“The Homeschool Experiment,” by Charity Hawkins

Charity Hawkins, 2012, Familyman Ministries, 229 pp, $12.99, 978-1937639068 Review by Patricia O’Sullivan. Julianne Miller, the protagonist of The Homeschool Experiment, a novel, homeschooled her three children last year with mixed results. This year she is determined to do better. With a little organization, lots of patience, and a network of supportive friends, Julianne learns how […]

December Read of the Month: “Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life,” by Jean W. Cash

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason Professor Cash’s life story of Mississippi author Larry Brown sets a high standard for biographies of contemporary authors. Her study is a model of how to absorb abundant and varied research materials into a sturdy, accessible prose style. Cash neatly balances materials about Brown’s personal life, his progress as a […]

Pinckney Benedict’s Miracle Boy and Other Stories

Click to Order Pinckney Benedict’s third collection of stories, Miracle Boy and other Stories, fearlessly merges Benedict’s well-established literary style with a darker, more “popular” approach to storytelling. Born to a family of West Virginia dairy farmers, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Benedict burst onto the literary fiction scene in 1987 with […]

Meet Lisa Wingate, Author of Dandelion Summer

Award-winning novelist, Lisa Wingate, steadily produces quality reads and has established a massive fan base that crosses into both the ABA and CBA markets. Recently, she discussed her writing life with Julie Cantrell of SLR. We hope you enjoy the conversation.      SLR: Lisa, you’ve established yourself as a well-respected author who steadily produces quality […]

Karen White Does it Again! The Strangers on Montagu Street

New York Times bestselling author Karen White has no shortage of fans. A southern girl at heart, she has built a reputation for creating a sense of place in her southern-based novels and a unique ability to describe powerful character relationships. With the November release of the third book in her Charleston series, The Strangers […]

Higher Ground by James Nolan

Click to Order Higher Ground, by James Nolan Review by Philip K. Jason James Nolan was best known as a poet, poetry translator and critic before publishing an award-winning short story collection, Perpetual Care and Other Stories, in 2008. Higher Ground, winner of the William Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Medal in the novel category, adds another dimension […]

Meet American Novelist Ace Atkins

    SLR Contributor Allen Mendenhall Interviews Ace Atkins SLR: What I suspect everyone wants to know is, how do you stay so prolific?  How do you write so much, so quickly?   AA: I’m very fortunate to be a full-time novelist. I’ve been writing full time since 2001 and that gives me the freedom […]

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow is one of the most unique and creative stories to hit shelves this year. The daughter of a polygamist, Dana Yarboro is convinced she is second best. Forced to live a secret life much less posh than her half sister, Dana watches her father’s other daughter from the distance and examines the “silver […]