“He Should Have Told The Bees” by Amanda Cox

Amanda Cox’s third novel, He Should Have Told The Bees, is an endearing story about a collision of lives, the process of opening up to people around us who care, the power of faith, and the wonder of unexpected surprises. We are introduced to two young women in a dual storyline, both of whom are […]

Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace by Tracey D. Buchanan

Reviewed by Mary Ellen Thompson With her debut novel, Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace, Tracey Buchanan has just spiced up the genre of semi-humorous historical fiction when she introduces the reader to Mrs. Minerva Place, a persnickety middle aged woman who converses with ghosts from the local cemetery in Paducah, Kentucky. The proverbial […]

Mary Ellen Thompson Interviews Tracey D. Buchanan, author of “Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace”

Tracey Buchanan’s debut novel, Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace, is a delightful story set in Paducah, Kentucky. Tracey’s main character, Mrs. Minerva Place, is a peculiar middle-aged woman who is very narrow minded. Instead of finding her offensive, you will chuckle at almost every turn. When I had the chance to chat with […]

Mary Ellen Thompson

Mary Ellen Thompson’s interview with the legendary Pat Conroy was published in A Lowcountry Heart. A lead features writer for Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine for eight years, and columnist for Lowcountry Weekly for ten years, she has also written for Pooler Magazine, Effingham Magazine, Carolina Arts Magazine, St. Mary’s Magazine and Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort. Mary […]

Dawn Major interviews Mary Ellen Thompson

Introduction: When Associate Editor, Dawn Major, heard that Robert Gwaltney, author of The Cicada Tree, had been selected as the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s writer in residency, she asked him to write about his experience. Gwaltney wrote a sublime piece called “Lick the Sherbet Sky,” where he kept alluding to an individual by the name […]