SLR Welcomes New Contributor Pat Spears

Pat Spears is the author of two novels: Dream Chasers (Twisted Road Publications, 2014) and It’s Not Like I Knew Her (Twisted Road Publications, 2016). Her short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including the North American Review, Appalachian Heritage, Seven Hills Review, and anthologies titled Law and Disorder from Main Street Rag, Bridges and Borders from […]

Jordan Murphy interviews Alex Taylor, Author of “The Marble Orchard”

JM: Thank you for taking some time to answer a few questions. It’s almost been a year since The Marble Orchard was published (congratulations, by the way). What sort of reactions have you been receiving from your debut novel? AT: I have had a few good reviews for the novel, two starred ones from Publishers […]

Jordan Murphy

Jordan Murphy is a creative nonfiction writer, foreign language teacher, and goal digger. She is publisher and contributor to many online blogs and is most often found lost in a book from the 19th century. She hails from North Alabama and holds a Bachelor of Science in German Foreign Language Education from Auburn University. Jordan is traveling […]

Glynn Custred

Glynn Custred is professor emeritus of anthropology at California State University East Bay (formerly Hayward) and a member of the American Anthropological Association.

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris is the author of Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman, which won the 2014 Gival Press Novel Award. Her short story collection won the John Simmons Award from the University of Iowa Press. Harris taught at the University of Texas at Austin and is married to Faulkner scholar Warwick Wadlington. Visit Elizabeth Harris […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Elizabeth Harris, Author of “Mayhem”

AM: I appreciate your taking the time to do this interview. Your writing has been called “literary fiction.” Your prose is beautiful and complex, allusive and fluid. The first pages of Mayhem call attention to “a crime whose mention makes men cross their legs,” locate readers in early 20th century Texas, and reference Herodotus and […]

John Ryan Hrebik

Dr. John Ryan Hrebik is a writing professor, lyric poet, and drummer/musician. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Chatham University. John’s writing style combines the lyric quality of Anna Akhmatova with the stoic sensibility of Jane Kenyon. His poems […]

Rod Davis

Rod Davis is the author of a number of works including the Southwest/PEN Award-winning novel Corina’s Way, and most recently the critically praised South, America.