Claire Hamner Matturro interviews poet Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins is a Florida treasure. She is a widely published poet of grand and varied range, a former computer science lecturer, a creative writing teacher, an environmental activist, an outdoor enthusiast, and the recipient of far too many awards, honors, and accolades to completely list. The late renowned poet W.S. Merwin said, “Haskins writes […]

Dawn Major Interviews Ann Hite

Dawn Major met Ann Hite through a friend and fellow Southern author Raymond Adkins. She was seeking Southern authors to review for her blog, now called SouthernRead, and Adkins emailed her about Hite. Dawn loved Hite’s Appalachian settings and her infamous haints, but  also her approach to writing, which is much like her own. Go […]

Claire Hamner Matturro interviews Mary Anna Evans, author of The Physicists’ Daughter

CHM: First off, congratulations Mary Anna Evans. The Physicists’ Daughter (Poison Pen Press, 2022) is a terrific book, and I was completely captivated by it. A historical thriller set in New Orleans in the last days of WWII, this novel differs in time frame and genre from your award-winning, popular Faye Longchamp archaeological series, which […]

Claire Hamner Matturro reviews “No Names to Be Given” and interviews the author Julia Brewer Daily

THE BOOK Julia Brewer Daily’s, novel, No Names to Be Given (Admission Press, 2021) is an evocative and sensitive novel about three young women from vastly different backgrounds who face unwed pregnancies in the 1960’s Deep South. Sandy, Faith, and Becca become roommates in a New Orleans maternity home hospital for unwed mothers and gradually […]

Allen Mendenhall interview Joe Lee, author of “Resting Place”

       

Dawn Major interviews Michelle Dotter, editor-in-chief of Dzanc Books

I became acquainted with Michelle Dotter, editor-in-chief of Dzanc Books, through the Team Gay—a group of scholars, artists, writers, and enthusiasts who have been working on publishing William Gay’s posthumous books. It was a real honor working with Michelle. The team absolutely bombarded her with emails debating what some might think to be trivial points—why […]