ARMCHAIR BEA 2014 – Author Interaction

Author Interaction — Let’s talk interacting with authors IRL (in real life) or online. I’ve been pretty lucky in this regard. We have a good book festival where I live, so I’ve been able to meet some favorite authors. I was also lucky enough to meet the very sweet and funny David Sedaris after a reading.…

Dispatch from Crossroads Macon 2013

  I’ll write something more in-depth and “professional” later.  Something that highlights the dozens of talented and special people I’ve met and talked to.  Something that properly thanks the hundreds of hours of hard work and the volunteers that make Crossroads work. For now, I need to express my gratitude to the conference goers (patrons…

REVIEW: FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

  Only once before have a read a YA book most of the way through before realizing it was categorized as such. I haven’t got anything against YA per se, but having been 29 for a couple of years now, I am generally uninterested in the adolescent themes they explore. But occasionally (though rarely) a…

GLORIOUS by Bernice McFadden

Glorious is like nothing else I’ve ever read. And I read a lot. Author Bernice McFadden uses sparse language yet still manages to create searing images for the reader. The book opens with the young heroine Easter witnessing a brutal lynching in post -Reconstruction South. This becomes the jumping off point for Easter’s nomadic trek through…

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