January Read of the Month: “Sailing to Alluvium,” by John Pritchard

  Reviewed by Michael Pitts In the third installment to the “Junior Ray Saga,” John Pritchard demonstrates his prowess for celebrating the unique world that is the Mississippi Delta. A delightfully obscene and irreverent burlesque tale, Sailing to Alluvium follows the “diktective” work of the loveable Junior Ray Loveblood and his pal Voyd Mudd. As […]

Michael Pitts

Michael Pitts is a graduate of Samford University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. He also earned a Master’s degree in American Literature at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and currently teaches secondary English with his wife in Daejeon, South Korea.

The Honorable Terry Lewis, A Literary Judge

By Donna Meredith What surprises most people about Terry Lewis is not that he can only carve out five hours a week for writing legal thrillers. It’s that he can find any time at all. Lewis has been a circuit court judge in the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida since 1998 and was a county […]

“Delusional,” by Terry Lewis

Reviewed by Donna Meredith Ted Stevens, still sporting a host of flaws, returns as a criminal defense lawyer in another gripping courtroom mystery by Terry Lewis. Delusional, the third in the Ted Stevens series, follows Conflict of Interest and Privileged Information. It is Lewis’s most compelling book yet. In Delusional Ted is appointed by the […]

December Read of the Month: “Dancing Naked in Dixie,” by Lauren Clark

Reviewed by J.R. Baldwin  Award-winning travel writer Julia Sullivan is jet-lagged and on-deadline when she arrives back in New York. As she mentally prepares for a week in office, she is called into the editor’s office. Her new boss is a surprise, personally related, and not a welcome face. Even more so when Julia’s job […]

J.R. Baldwin

J.R. Baldwin has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Hillsdale College. She is a managing editor at Ignitum Today, and is a senior contributor at The Imaginative Conservative and The Mirror Magazine. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and daughter.

Notable Scholarship in Southern Studies

Southern Literary Review would like to acknowledge and recommend a few works of scholarship that, we think, will interest our readers.  Each book is about Southern themes or literature, broadly defined.   Jon Smith.  Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies.  Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2013. From […]

LisaMarie DeSanto

LisaMarie DeSanto is a freelance writer from New York, whose articles about the arts are regularly featured in ArtsWNews. In addition to copywriting, blogging, and writing press releases for various clients, she enjoys posting weekly entries in her blog, The Fork in the Road, which can be found at www.lisamariedesanto.com.