Philip Zozzaro

Philip Zozzaro is an avid book reader who has been reviewing books since March 2015. He writes for various publications, such as the San Francisco Book Review, Booklist Magazine, and US Book Review. He maintains his own blog as well ( His favorite genres are biography, history, true crime, and mysteries. While book reviewing is […]

Faith Eidse

Faith Eidse, PhD, recently signed a Masthof Press publishing contract for her Kingsbury award-winning memoir, Deeper than African Soil, of surviving revolution, disease, and boarding school trauma while growing up among worlds in Congo, Canada and the U.S. She has published five fiction and non-fiction titles, including Florida’s oral history of 2007, Voices of the […]

Meredith Sue Willis

Meredith Sue Willis grew up in a West Virginia family of teachers. She has published twenty-two books, and her novels and stories are considered part of the Appalachian Renaissance.  She also writes science fiction, young adult, books for children, and books about how-to-write and how-to-teach-writing. She teaches novel writing at New York University’s School of […]

Edwina Pendarvis

Edwina “Eddy” Pendarvis, born in Weeksbury, Kentucky, lives in Huntington, West Virginia, where she taught at Marshall University for 30 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Most of her poems, essays, chapters, and books focus on people and places in Appalachia. She has written four young adult biographies of Nobel Laureates in Literature, including Away […]

Lee Williams

Lee Williams is a published author, ghostwriter, and content strategist based in Florida. His nonfiction essays explore the intersections of culture, history, folklife, and race. For fiction, Lee specializes in the Southern gothic. His writing and editing career also includes ten-plus years of professional experience as a chief storyteller for global and nationally recognized brands, […]

Jon Sokol

Jon Sokol is a writer, forester, traveler, and furniture-maker. He lives in Northeast Georgia with his wife, Karen. He mostly writes fiction often drifting toward Southern gothic and his fascination with all things peculiar. Jon’s work has appeared in the James Dickey Review, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Gutwrench Journal, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, […]