Meet Stephen Wetta, Author of October Read of the Month: If Jack’s in Love

     EXCITEMENT!!! That’s what we feel about Jack Wetta’s debut novel, If Jack’s in Love, and we are certain that after you read the following interview by SLR contributor Rhett DeVane, you’ll be laughing so hysterically you will order this Read of the Month immediately.              SLR: Is there an intended message in If […]

October Read of the Month, If Jack’s in Love by Stephen Wetta

Click to Buy  If Jack’s in Love by Stephen Wetta Reviewed by Rhett DeVane        The transition between tormented boyhood and teenage angst is difficult enough for young genius Jack Witchner. Add in a shiftless redneck father, a bullying dope-smoking older brother, a meek homely mother, and a family home that is an eyesore […]

Meet L.C Fiore, Author of Green Gospel

Click to Buy           L.C. Fiore’s debut novel, Green Gospel, tackles the controversial topic of eco-terrorism.  He kindly took time to discuss his work with SLR contributor, Donna Meredith.      SLR: Do you consider yourself an environmentalist?      LCF: I consider myself a conservationist. I believe we need to preserve our natural resources, including parks and […]

Green Gospel, by L.C. Fiore

Click to Buy  Green Gospel by L.C. Fiore Reviewed by Donna Meredith      Other writers have tried to take us into the minds of domestic terrorists, most recently Pearl Abraham, with American Taliban, John Updike, with Terrorist, and David Goodwillie, with American Subversive. Although these novels focus on attacks inspired by al-Qaida, the FBI lists […]

Meet Jennifer Niven, Author of September Read of the Month: Velva Jean Learns to Fly

     At SLR, we ran a raving review of Jennifer Niven’s first Velva Jean novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, so we were thrilled when we received the sequel, Velva Jean Learns to Fly. Niven didn’t disappoint.      We’re pleased to select this title as our September Read of the Month, and we hope you’ll […]

September Read of the Month, Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven

September Read of the Month Click to Buy   Velva Jean Learns to Fly By Jennifer Niven Reviewed by Philip K. Jason      Jennifer Niven won much praise and many readers with her first novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive. In that book, the focus is on Velva Jean’s teen years in Depression era Appalachia. […]

The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton

Click to Buy The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton Reviewed by Niles Reddick      Once again, former Guggenheim fellow Clyde Edgerton has delivered a pitch-perfect piece of fiction that will delight readers. This time, his tenth novel The Night Train will prove to audiences that Edgerton’s creative genius is as good as ever in delivering […]

Meet John Milliken Thompson, Author of The Reservoir – SLR August Read of the Month

     SLR selected John Milliken Thompson’s The Reservoir as the August Read of the Month. The book has received extensive praise among literary circles and the author is being recognized as “one to watch.” SLR contributor Philip K. Jason recently interviewed John Milliken Thompson about this exceptionally crafted novel and his journey as a debut […]