Top 10 Southern Novels—Do You Agree?

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of favorite novels of all time.

Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of my favorite novels of all time.

Harper Lee. Margaret Mitchell. Charles Frazier. They are three of my favorite authors whose books were listed under Flavorwire’s “50 Best Southern Novels Ever Written.” It’s a great list, but the ranking is questionable, not to mention some glaring omissions. (more…)

Book Review: Love in the Time of a Great Hurricane

The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

Book Review: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

I don’t know much about Galveston Island or Texas. But after reading The Promise by Ann Weisgarber, it’s almost as if I’ve been to Galveston—with the added bonus of being dramatically swept back in time. (more…)

Debut Author Priscille Sibley’s Advice to Writers: Not so Fast

Image courtesy of Priscille Sibley.

Image courtesy of Priscille Sibley.

As the famous writing motto goes: Write what you know. Priscille Sibley, a neonatal intensive care nurse, certainly knows the subject matter of her debut novel, The Promise of Stardust. (more…)