I write fiction and poetry set in the southern Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas. My work, in both literary fiction, historical fiction, and mystery/thriller fiction, attempts to recreate rural and small-town life in this area and to expose the fault lines between culture, love, and the individual. Read More.
So in the blog page of this website, I want to explore literature, the voice of the imagination in love with reality.
Certain writers open the world to me in a way that tastes delicious, or punches me in the mouth, or makes love to me so that I want to keep coming back for more. Whenever that happens, I want to share the experience with someone, maybe talk a little bit about what the words did to me and hear what they did to someone else. It might be a poem or a piece of fiction or creative nonfiction. Heck, it might be something I read on NPR or in the newspaper (ah, a dying form of communication). So if I read about a writer or something by a writer that gives me a charge, I’ll share it here and hope it gives you a charge too.