SURREAL SOUTH 2011: The Ghosts and Monsters Volume

January 11, 2011 by - 1 Comment

There are writers out there who wouldn’t edit an anthology if you paid them a huge sum of money. When we did the first volume of Surreal South in 2007, Pinckney and I had lots of enthusiasm, but little experience. Our work had appeared in several anthologies, and I remember thinking, “how hard could it …Read More

Surreal South 09

October 31, 2009 by -

The call for the literary artist is nothing less than to reveal and remake everything; and the writers whose work you are about to experience have boldly answered that call. We invite you to abandon to its well-deserved fate the wreckage of the rational, and to enjoy. Order:

Octoberguest! Pinckney Benedict

October 15, 2008 by - 9 Comments

These days, my husband the writer, creative writing prof, gun nut, and all-around genius guy Pinckney Benedict doesn’t spend much time on the web (with the exception of some office hours in Second Life). So I feel privileged that he agreed to do a post for Octoberguest! If you write or read, you should check …Read More

Belated Monday Miscellany

September 2, 2008 by - 2 Comments

Next week is my big appearance with Joyce Carol Oates at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference! Any advice? I have 25 minutes to talk, including a brief reading from CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS. What to wear? Do I have time to lose five pounds? Have a little eye work done? Get a hefty dose of …Read More

Guest Blogging at Answer Girl’s Place!

November 12, 2007 by -

The delightful Answer Girl invited me over to her place today to talk about writing and one of my favorite books, Margaret Atwood’s, The Robber Bride. I can’t even imagine how many times I’ve read it through–often picking random chapters, a few pages at a time. She’ll have other folks there throughout the week. This …Read More

Tour Pics and a Secret Almost-Contest

November 7, 2007 by - 4 Comments

Saturday’s signing at Barnes & Noble was terrific! I was even treated to an eight stanza recitation of a poem one man had written for his three year-old daughter. Since he purchased a book, it was kind of like a little literary salon, right there in Barnes & Noble. Like a moron, I forgot to …Read More

Surreal South 07

September 20, 2007 by -

Welcome to the dream world. What you are about to encounter is the unfiltered stuff of the dream, and that is wild, terrifying, provocative, and unsettling material. In this volume, some of the best living Southern writers are offering up a feast of their dreams, wonderful and awful in equal measure, for you to enjoy. …Read More

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