Girls Day Out In: Cleveland, Mississippi

A colorful mural featuring local objects and characters spells out "Cleveland."

Nuts About You, the first book in the Midnight Bluff series, is set in a fictional small town outside of Cleveland, Mississippi. With edits approaching this, of course, called for a road trip. Cleveland is home to my mom’s alma mater Delta State University, so she was just as eager to get reacquainted with the […]

Unraveling and Defining Southern Literature

A weather-beaten sharecropper shack sits underneath storm clouds next to a field of wheat. The caption reads: Unraveling and Defining Southern Literature.

“As the South goes, so goes the nation… Stories set in the South should be recognized not as stories about a particular place and time, but as microcosms of the great crucible in which all Americans now labor in our ongoing struggle over the future of our country’s divided soul.” -Ed Tarkington Southern literature is […]

Long Man Review

Long Man is a trek into the heart of Appalachia and a searching look into the region’s people. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Long Man wanders into the complex actions of people in the midst of change and experiencing intense yet unspoken emotions…