“Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor,” Edited by Alison Arant and Jordan Cofer

Reviewed by Honey Rand I never much thought about the curation of materials for an anthology until Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor. As I read through each essay, I thought about the excellence of the work and the genius of the collection. Did the editors call on specific scholars to produce this work? Did they collect the […]

April Read of the Month: “The Memory House,” by Rachel Hauck

Reviewed by Honey Rand Three years ago, while training for a half-marathon, I listened to zombie books. I know, blasphemy, right? Audio and zombies, how low could I go? Then there is the success of Fifty Shades of Gray and its sequels in print and the movies. I can’t tell you the times I’ve heard […]

“Miraculum,” by Steph Post

Reviewed by Honey Rand There must be something in the water in that part of Florida. Steph Post gets hers in Brooksville, and fantasy writer Piers Anthony drinks the water just a few miles north. Either way, whatever is in the water produces imaginative stories that readers love. The word miraculum doesn’t have contemporary meaning; […]

“Unlocking: A Memoir of Family and Art,” by Nancy Pressley

Reviewed by Honey Rand Ever since Mary Karr put thoughts to paper in The Liars Club sharing her personal slice of life about “growing up, crazy,” writers have amped their disclosures of people and events in memoirs. As writers, that’s what we are often coached or compelled to do; put your experience on the page. […]

Honey Rand

Honey Rand has been a writer since she could hold a pencil. Her work has focused primarily on science and nature and has been published in journals, magazines, newspapers, and other publications. Her book, Water Wars: A Story of People, Politics and Power, will be re-issued this year with a 20-years later chapter. She has […]