Meet the Editors

Allen Mendenhall is publisher and editor-in-chief. Donna Meredith, Charley Hively, and Claire Hamner Matturro serve as associate editors. RIGHT: Photographs by VanessaK Photography, LLC.

Jason Kingry Interviews Helen Ellis, Author of “Southern Lady Code”

JK:  My wife enjoys when I read to her, and due to the subject matter, I guessed (correctly) that Southern Lady Code would be right up her alley. She was so amused with your dark sense of humor that she asked me to clarify whether these stories were fictional or non-fictional. How did you become […]

Claire Hamner Matturro interviews Susan Y. Tanner, Author of “A Whisper of Trouble”

CHM: Good morning, Susan, and congratulations on your newest book, A Whisper of Trouble (KaliOka Press Sept. 2020), which is the 12th book in the Trouble, black cat detective series, and the fourth book you’ve written in the on-going Trouble collection. For readers who aren’t yet familiar with this series, it’s the brainchild of Alabama […]

Shuly Cawood interviews Ellen Birkett Morris, Author of “Lost Girls”

Author Ellen Birkett Morris has a new short story collection out, Lost Girls (TouchPoint Press, 2020), which explores the experiences of women and girls as they grieve, find love, face uncertainty, take a stand, find their future, and say goodbye to the past. Though they may seem lost, each finds her center as she confronts […]

Excerpt from “Coventry,” by Joseph Bathanti

Editor’s Note:  Italics appear in the original.  From Chapter 51 in Coventry             One afternoon, Papa and Frank and I were out fetching a convict named Tombs. He’d been gone the better part of three hours before we got started after him. Papa was never in a hurry. It was his theory that a run […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Joseph Bathanti, Author of “Coventry”

AM:  Joseph, I’m thankful for the opportunity to interview you about Coventry, which is set in a prison camp. Like you, I’ve taught in prison. I took a prison literature course in graduate school. I’ve written about Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia and about my experience teaching in prison. So I’m particularly pleased to see […]

Jason Kingry Interviews Claire Fullerton, Author of “Little Tea”

JK:  Thank you for doing this interview about your new novel, Little Tea.  I’ve read that you’ve lived in Minnesota, Memphis, Ireland, and now in California. What were these transitions like, and how have they affected your writing? CF: The transitions ushered in forward momentum, in that living in different locations expanded my understanding of […]

Jason Kingry Interviews Jonathan Haupt, Co-editor of “Our Prince of Scribes”

JK: I am grateful for the opportunity to interview you about Our Prince of Scribes, which has already won more awards than there are fingers on my hands. Congratulations on your success. The literary community has benefited from the peer-to-peer mentoring that came out of this book and the inspiration it has generated. I imagine […]

Jason Kingry

Jason Kingry is an undergraduate student at Auburn University, an intern at the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty, and a Mises Institute Undergraduate Research Intern.