SLR Welcomes Claire Hamner Matturro as Associate Editor

Claire Hamner Matturro has joined the editorial team at Southern Literary Review.  Claire was raised on tales of errant, unhinged kith and kin, whiskey making, and the War Between the States. Inspired by such stories, she wanted to be a novelist, but pursued more gainful and steady employment first. Which is to say, she has been a newspaper reporter in her native state of Alabama, a lawyer in her adopted state of Florida, and taught at Florida State University College of Law and as a visiting professor of legal writing at the University of Oregon School of Law. However, the lure of writing continued to tug at her and she returned to her love of story-telling and began to write fiction in the early 2000.

Her books are: Skinny-Dipping (a BookSense pick, Romantic Times’ Best First Mystery, and nominated for a Barry Award); Wildcat Wine (nominated for a Georgia Writer of the Year Award); Bone Valley and Sweetheart Deal (winner of Romantic Times’ Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery), all published by William Morrow; Trouble in Tallahassee (KaliOka Press 2017); and Privilege (Moonshine Cove 2019). Her newest book is The Smuggler’s Daughter (Red Adept Publishing July 2020), a Gulf Coast mystery. And look for Wayward Girls (Red Adept 2021) by Claire and Penny Koepsel.  Visit Claire at


  1. Mildred Johnson Combs says

    That is fantastic! I am so proud of you Cuz.

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