Meet the Editors

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

THE 2022 SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

The Southern Festival of Books schedule is up now at sofestofbooks.org. Check out where and when authors will be presenting during the Festival weekend of Oct. 14, 15, and 16 in downtown Nashville. Looking to customize your schedule? Download the app.

Decatur Book Festival Oct. 1, 2022

The 2022 Decatur Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1st at First Baptist Church of Decatur, and will include a keynote the night before on Sept. 30th. The event will highlight selected authors with new fall publications, featured in fifteen sessions presented in three tracks: adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and children & youth.  Click link to see details on […]

“The Physicist’s Daughter” by Mary Anna Evans

Author Mary Anna Evans often infuses her popular, award-winning Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries with science. With her new novel, The Physicist’s Daughter (Poisoned Pen Press, 2022), Evans steps away from that series. She expands her deft use of science-as-plot, all the while dishing up suspense and mystery in a novel peopled with compelling characters in […]

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 […]

“How We Disappear” by Tara Lynn Masih

Tara Lynn Masih’s exceptional short story and novella collection How We Disappear (Press 53, 2022) presents a sprawling range of characters, unique voices, and exotic settings. Take the first story, “What You Can’t See in the Picture.” The protagonist is a woman with a most unusual career, stemming from her super power: she can recognize […]

“The Orchid Tattoo” by Carla Damron

The pages of Carla Damron’s The Orchid Tattoo (Koehler Books, 2022) whiz by so fast, so easily, I have to say it is one of the best nail-biters I’ve read in a while. Not only that, this well-crafted thriller features a smart, likeable hospital social worker—Georgia Thayer—as protagonist. She is pitted against a human trafficking […]